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Illinois Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorney

Mostly thanks to treatment innovations, cancer survival rates have improved significantly since the 1990s. Improved chemotherapy drugs are a good example. Generally, today’s drugs are stronger with fewer side-effects. Therefore, many patients can tolerate higher doses. These treatment innovations are only fully effective if doctors promptly diagnose cancer. This disease is progressive. The longer the treatment delay, the more entrenched cancer becomes. Despite the aforementioned developments, there are limits to what chemotherapy drugs and other cancer treatments can do.

Over the years, the diligent Illinois failure to diagnose cancer attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman have developed proven methods which generate life-changing results for our valued clients. These methods involve old-fashioned values, like hard work, zealous advocacy, and open communication. This hard work includes collecting evidence to support your claim, anticipating insurance company defenses, and researching the ever-changing law. Zealous advocacy means consistently standing up for your legal and financial rights, regardless of the odds. Open communication means keeping you involved in the details of your case, so you are never in the dark.

What Causes Cancer Diagnosis Issues

In a word, negligence usually causes cancer diagnosis issues, particularly in terms of the attitude many physicians have in these cases.

As far as many doctors are concerned, cancer is a lifestyle or genetic condition. So, nonsmokers don’t get lung cancer, men don’t get breast cancer, and people with no relevant family history don’t get any kind of cancer.

Since cancer is not on their radar, doctors often look for other ways to explain chronic fatigue, nagging pain, and other early signs of cancer. These symptoms are so vague that there are plenty of other explanations. Furthermore, many diagnostic tests are so general that doctors can usually find some evidence to support their misdiagnosis.

Other doctors over-rely on the process. Since they calculate that advanced treatments can cure diagnosis mistakes or delays, they do not work too hard during the diagnosis phase. Cancer treatments are indeed advanced. But they aren’t that advanced.

Damages Available

Cancer treatments are very expensive. Many treatments cost more than $10,000 per month. Additionally, most people cannot work while they receive cancer treatments, or at least they can only work part time. Finally, advanced cancer treatments are only available in certain places. So, the victim and the victim’s family might need to relocate.

An Chicago failure to diagnose cancer attorney often negotiates with medical and other providers and usually convinces them to defer billing, or at least defer collections, until the case is resolved. But these bills must be paid eventually. Fortunately, compensation is available for all these economic losses.

Cancer is an extremely physically painful condition. This disease also takes a significant emotional toll on victims and families. The financial compensation available for these noneconomic losses does not eliminate the physical or emotional pain. But money is the only available remedy, and quite frankly, it helps ease these pains.

These compensatory damages help victims get through a very difficult time in their lives. The additional punitive damages which are usually available in medical negligence cases force doctors to alter the way they approach patient care matters. Basically, punitive damages prevent other families from suffering through the same problems. Generally in life, if no one stands up and says anything, nothing gets better for anyone.

Reach out to a Compassionate Chicago Cook County Attorney

Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced failure to diagnose cancer attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.

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