Attorneys for Thyroid Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuits
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland found in the neck, overlaid by the voice box. It is responsible for the production of key hormones that help with metabolism, bone formation, maturation and other biological functions. Thyroid cancer is on the rise, particularly in women over the last two decades. The cause is unknown, but it is thought that nutrition, co-infections, exposure to radiation can all conspire in the development of this aggressive cancer.
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Here are some of the most common risk factors for thyroid cancer:
- Being female : this cancer affects more women than men
- Genetic history : A family history or endocrine neoplasia or thyroid cancer may increase your risk
- Radiation exposure: It is theorized that those living in the west coast are more prone to this type of cancer due to Fukushima nuclear effluent from the pacific as well as those working in industries where one is exposed to radiation, as well as those living near nuclear power plants.
Here are some symptoms linked to thyroid cancer:
- Scratchy or hoarse voice
- Having trouble swallowing
- Swollen neck lymph nodes
- Having a lump that you can feel through the skin of your neck
Medical Malpractice and Thyroid Cancer – What Qualifies a Claim?
Your doctor is charged with the responsibility of taking a full medical history to determine if you may be at risk so he can help you mitigate said risks. They also are required to test any abnormal cells should they notice a swelling in order to offer timely treatment. In addition, they are required to follow up with your treatment and make sure that radiology and other departments are working seamlessly from the time of diagnosis to recovery. If they fail to uphold what is legally known as standard of care (what would another doctor have done had they been in your doctor’s shoes from a medical standpoint?), they may be held liable, together with the hospital, for your injuries and/or damages sustained from thyroid cancer and be ordered to pay said damages.
Lawyers for Thyroid Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuits – Call Today!
There’s so much we haven’t discussed in this post such as the process of filing a thyroid cancer misdiagnosis from start to finish simply because no two cases are alike. If you’d like FREE information from a friendly thyroid cancer attorney regarding the potential amount of compensation you stand to receive for your thyroid cancer misdiagnosis claim, simply call us at 1 (773) 825-3547 to speak with us at length at a time that’s convenient for you. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.