Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

NEW MEXICO Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The American Journal of Medicine recently reported that of all new cancer diagnosis cases, 15% of them are cancer misdiagnoses. Failure to diagnose cancer properly can apply to two different types of cases: when a patient’s cancer is misidentified or is not identified at all, or when a patient’s condition is mistakenly treated as though it were cancer. Both can result in tragic medical complications.

Because there is still much we do not know about cancer, a misdiagnosis can still be possible even after using all applicable diagnostic tools and procedures. However, sometimes cancer is misidentified because a doctor was careless or negligent in their care. Differentiating between the two requires professional medical expertise and experienced legal understanding of malpractice cases—both of which the law firm of Hampton & King can provide.

Our nationally-recognized firm is known for our high level of professional ethics, personal care, and excellent results. We have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients because we exclusively focus on medical malpractice cases. If your cancer received delayed treatment, or your non-cancerous condition was wrongfully treated as cancer, our attorneys have the experience to fight for your right to compensation.

Schedule a free and confidential consultation with our firm today—call (505) 395-5575.

Why Cancer Misdiagnosis Matters

When cancer symptoms develop, patients have only a small amount of time during which cancer treatment will be most effective. That is why it is so important that doctors properly identify such symptoms. Misdiagnosis means proper treatment can be delayed for weeks, even months. Missing this critical window can result in much lower chances of survival, or the necessity of more costly and damaging forms of treatment. This is especially true for more common forms of cancer, which often present the same symptoms as other illnesses when they first appear.

Cancers that appear similar to other diseases include:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Inflammatory breast cancer

These cancers often share symptoms with vastly different conditions that require different treatments. For example, lung cancer often presents the same way as pneumonia or bronchitis, leading your doctor down a fruitless treatment path. If you were harmed as a result of a missed or delayed diagnosis, and your doctor’s negligence was a primary cause, you may have a medical malpractice case.

The Sanctity of the Lawyer-Client Relationship

When it comes to medical malpractice, our attorneys understand the cost and responsibility of each claim. Our work can directly impact whether you and your family’s needs are met for the rest of your life. That’s why our attorneys view our relationships with clients as a sacred trust—we dedicate our time, attention, and efforts to securing the just compensation you need to be taken care of throughout life.

When handled correctly, a medical malpractice case is expensive—but you don’t have to worry about that. Our firm pays for the upfront and out-of-pocket expenses that come with your claim, so you do not have to stress about the price of fighting for your rights. We use our own finances to pay for the claim, charging no fee unless we win a settlement or jury award for you. Essentially, we make sure you risk nothing by asking for our help.

Speak with our attorneys to find out if you have a medical malpractice claim—schedule a consultation.