Cancer Misdiagnosis

California Failure to Diagnosis Claims

The faster you detect cancer, the better your chances of successfully treating it. However, a misdiagnosis by a trained medical professional can seriously jeopardize your chances of survival. When your chance at successful treatment has been destroyed, you have a right to seek compensation.

Doctors make decisions not to test for cancer because of the costs, or because they think that due to your age, it is unlikely that you have cancer. At the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, I represent people with medical malpractice claims involving cancer misdiagnosis. Located in San Diego, California, my practice focuses almost entirely on assisting people with their claims against California's leading healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente. For more information about what steps you need to take after cancer misdiagnosis, contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation.

When doctors fail to diagnosis cancer, they seriously jeopardize the patient's chance of survival. Common ways in which cancer misdiagnosis occurs includes:

  • Failure to perform tests to detect malignant cancer
  • Misreading mammograms, pap smears, x-rays, and CT scans
  • Failure to follow up with a biopsy when a test appears abnormal
  • Not referring a patient to an oncologist
  • Failure to perform or accurately read an Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer in children

Cancer misdiagnosis not only causes people to face a shorter life expectancy, it also means they must seek more aggressive, costly treatment, and/or surgery. You deserve compensation for this horrific and negligent mistake.

If a doctor or oncologist misdiagnoses your cancer, contact the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, to schedule a free initial consultation. I am a skilled lawyer who fights for the rights of people suffering from a cancer misdiagnosis. My representation spans Southern California, including Hillcrest, Mission Bay, and Cardiff. All cases are taken on a contingent fee basis, so you do not pay me any fees unless I am able to secure you the necessary compensation. Please call 619-573-6034, toll free 866-934-2432 to speak with a knowledgeable attorney.