INDIANAPOLIS 317-566-9600
KOKOMO 765-865-9300
BLOOMINGTON 812-566-2600



INDIANAPOLIS 317-566-9600
KOKOMO 765-865-9300
BLOOMINGTON 812-566-2600





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Indiana Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys

Misdiagnosis or failure to properly diagnose cancer can deprive a patient of the immediate treatments and attention needed to minimize the spread of cancerous cells. Early detection is critical to successful treatment, so misdiagnosis can prove life-threatening. 

Our medical malpractice lawsuit attorneys at Golitko & Daly, P.C., in Indianapolis, Indiana, can hold negligent doctors legally responsible for your pain and suffering and secure maximum compensation. We understand how traumatic these situations can be and can dedicate our extensive resources to strengthening your unique case. 

To determine whether a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit is in your best interest, contact our team today and review your case in more detail.

What are the Consequences of a Cancer Misdiagnosis?

When it comes to cancer treatment, time is critical. Cancer can spread rapidly, making early detection vital to your chance of survival. The more cancer spreads, the harder it is to treat. While over 90 percent of breast cancer patients survive a minimum of five years if cancer is detected at its earliest stage, less than a quarter of patients survive five or more years if cancer is diagnosed in its latest phase. 

Misdiagnosing nonexistent cancer can also have serious ramifications. When a doctor incorrectly diagnoses a patient with cancer, they undergo painful chemotherapy and radiation treatments, which can be detrimental to their overall health and well-being. These treatments can cause long-term side effects, ranging from severe fatigue to heart conditions. When you factor in the cost of treatment and the emotional burden of illness, the resulting error is tragic.

How Does Cancer Misdiagnosis Happen?

While doctors usually diagnose cancer correctly, misdiagnosis may occur if a doctor:

  • Fails to examine the patient thoroughly
  • Fails to order biopsies and mammograms
  • Delays tests and treatment
  • Uses the wrong tools, techniques, and technologies
  • Has an error in judgment, downplays or ignores early warning signs

Collecting all medical records and documentation is crucial to support your claim if you believe you have suffered a misdiagnosis.

Proving Medical Malpractice

To prove medical malpractice for a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, you must answer:

  • Was there a breach in the standard of care?
  • Was the outcome avoidable?

To hold a doctor liable, they must have breached their duty of care. In addition, we must also demonstrate that this breach of duty directly caused harm that otherwise would have been avoidable had the doctor acted appropriately.

How We Can Help

Healthcare providers are subject to human error just like the rest of us, but that doesn’t absolve them of any responsibility or malpractice. A cancer misdiagnosis can cause significant financial and emotional burdens to you and your family.

If you have suffered from a cancer misdiagnosis in Indiana, it’s essential to seek legal representation from an experienced Indiana cancer misdiagnosis attorney. An experienced attorney can help you understand your legal options and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. In addition to seeking legal recourse, working with healthcare providers is important to ensure you receive the appropriate medical care and support.

To schedule a free consultation, call us at 317-566-9600 (Indianapolis), 765-865-9300 (Kokomo), or 812-566-2600 (Bloomington), or complete our online inquiry form to schedule an appointment* with one of our health professional attorneys to review your case. We hope to hear from you if you were harmed through medical treatments or neglect. We have offices in Indianapolis, Kokomo, and Bloomington to serve you.