Legal Help for Colon Cancer Late Diagnosis Claims
After a certain age, you are advised to attend colon cancer screenings every year, at least once a year by way of a thorough colonoscopy. This helps identify any polyps that may potentially be indicative of the beginnings of colon cancer. Colon cancer is more common than is often thought, and it is believed to occur due to a confluence of factors such as lifestyle, diet and genetics. That said, if caught early through regular colonoscopies, one can survive and beat this sometimes aggressive cancer and live a full life.
Are you looking for a delayed colon cancer lawsuit attorney? If you believe that your doctor didn’t do enough to prevent your cancer from developing via thorough and regular screenings, you may be able to recover compensation as well as seek out justice. McCready Law has been working for over two decades to safeguard and bring back the justice that is taken away by large corporations, individuals and other entities from innocent citizens. Our attorneys bring to the table over 90 YEARS of impressive legal experience, and we’ve collected $30 million in compensation in just 20 years for our clients. If you’d like to speak with a colon cancer lawsuit lawyer for FREE, please call (773) 825-3605. We take on cases on a contingency fee basis, so we work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Colon Cancer is Highly Curable, With a Caveat
Most people don’t know this, but colon cancer has an over 90 percent cure rate, but here’s the kicker: only if it is caught early. In addition, only 40 percent of the cancers that are cured are caught early.
The American Cancer Society recommends screening for colon cancer using the following diagnostic tests:
- Flex sigmoidoscopy
- Fecal occult blood test
- Barium enema
- Fecal immunochemical test
- Barium enema
Most of these tests are typically carried out every five years, and a colonoscopy, every decade once you hit the big 50.
The organization also asks that the following at-risk individuals go for regular screening:
- Individuals with a personal history of colorectal cancer
- Those with a hereditary predisposition to colorectal cancer
- Individuals with a history of polyps under the age of 50
- Individuals living with chronic inflammatory bowel disease
Medical Negligence and Cancer Development
Doctors owe you something called standard of care. This basically means that they are legally and professionally obligated to keep you safe at all times as long as there is a doctor-patient relationship. Should they breach this standard due to one form of negligence of the other, leading you to develop colon cancer, you can sue for damages in order to help with medical costs, lost wages and so much more.
Here are some of the ways in which medical negligence can cause colon cancer:
- Failure to screen at-risk patients regularly
- Failure to order lab tests in a timely manner
- Failure to take a complete family history of the patient
- Failure to follow up on screening tests
- Failure to recommend treatment options
- Failure to test when you report worrying health symptoms e.g. blood in stool
Late Diagnosis Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys – Call Us Today
If you believe that your physician’s failure to act caused your colon cancer to metastasize and grow out of control, we’d like to help. Please call our medical malpractice cancer lawsuit lawyers NOW at (773) 825-3605 for your 100% FREE CONSULTATION and we’ll chart a way forward. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.