When a physician fails to act in accordance with standards for diagnosing cancer, they can be held accountable. In some of these cases, the physician can be held liable for malpractice. A delayed cancer diagnosis lawyer Pennsylvania relies on can seek compensation for the harm caused by a missed diagnosis.
In order to establish liability for a medical malpractice claim, a few statements must be true. First, there must be a doctor-patient relationship between you and the physician. Secondly, a reasonable physician would have diagnosed the cancer. And finally, the delayed or misdiagnosis caused the cancer to worsen, leading to more serious treatment or decreasing your chances of survival.