According to the National Institute of Cancer, approximately 21,000 people are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year. Even with early detection, the five-year survival rate is only around 60 percent. However, this is a much better prognosis than the virtually nonexistent chance if a physician fails to diagnose or misdiagnoses the disease.
A diagnosis of stomach cancer can be delayed or missed because of medical malpractice. Often, a physician will overlook symptoms and fail to appropriate tests to diagnose stomach cancer, sometimes misdiagnosing the symptoms as indigestion, gastroenteritis, GERD, or other less serious conditions. The delay in diagnosis results in progression of the disease, resulting in less effective treatments, and in some cases death.
If you or a loved one is suffering from painful treatments for stomach cancer, or if you have a loved one who has passed away because of the condition, it is possible that your doctor misdiagnosed the condition or made some other crucial error. Medical negligence attorney Ryan Springer works closely with medical experts to examine medical records and discover whether negligence or misdiagnosis led to otherwise avoidable surgery, pain, suffering, or wrongful death.
To determine whether you, or a loved one, suffered from an incorrect diagnosis or other medical error, please contact malpractice lawyer Ryan Springer at (801) 502-8735 or complete the online submission for below for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Ryan helps malpractice victims throughout the State of Utah, including Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, Logan, St. George, Moab and Price.