As frightening as the word is, many forms of cancer, in the early stages, respond well to treatment. Simple and relatively inexpensive tests such as the mammogram for breast cancer, the colonoscopy for colon cancer, the PSA test for prostate cancer, and a visual screening for skin cancer are keys to early diagnosis. Even brain cancer, depending on the type and location of the tumor, may be treated effectively.
If a doctor fails to order these tests, a radiologist errs in reading test results, or a patient's doctor fails to follow up on a report, the failure to diagnose cancer or misdiagnosis constitutes medical malpractice. Such malpractice can lead to devastating medical challenges including premature death. At Michels & Lew, our attorneys work with our team to see that victims of medical negligence recover compensation for their loss.
Other cancer cases our lawyers have handled involved radiation errors during cancer treatments. Medical malpractice is not necessarily the result of an individual doctor's or technician's lack of concern. The negligence often stems from the hospital or HMO's preference for profits over patient safety. If profit has been prioritized over safety and you have suffered as a result, responsible parties must be held accountable.
Please contact our LA office with the facts of your case. Our in-house doctor and medical malpractice lawyers will investigate and explain exactly what your situation is. You will owe us nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
Was your cancer misdiagnosed or improperly treated? At Michels & Lew our staff, led by Bradford S. Davis, M.D., will help you find out what went wrong. If a member of your family was injured as a result of medical negligence, our attorneys will hold those responsible accountable. Our Los Angeles firm serves clients throughout California and surrounding states. Our staff and our lawyers provide far more than legal services, giving our clients the support they need to survive following tragic medical accidents and other acts of negligence.