Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer

Colon cancer affects roughly 50,000 people each year in the United States. As with all cancers, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of colon cancer can have a crucial impact on a patient’s chance of survival, especially since there is a five year survival rate for more than 90 percent of the patients who receive early diagnosis. Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Kentucky, and potentially one of the most fatal.

Examples of medical errors lead to untreated or undiagnosed colon cancer:

  • • Failure to order routine colonoscopy screening
  • • Failure to perform the screenings correctly.
  • • Misinterpretation of the results of screenings and biopsies
  • • Failure to refer to appropriate specialists
  • • Failure to follow up with patients
  • • Surgical errors when removing early-stage polyps
  • • Failure to identify family history of colon cancer
  • • Failure to recommend appropriate treatments

We offer free, confidential consultations to determine whether you have a colon cancer misdiagnosis case.

Please contact the attorneys at Goldberg Simpson LLC in Louisville as soon as possible to ensure the quickest action on your part. All of our medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis which ensures our commitment to your case if we believe you have a claim.