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New York City Failure to Diagnose Lymph Node Cancer Lawyer

Of all the different forms of cancer, lymphoma is one of the most complicated. Lymphoma develops in the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, and vital organs. It starts in the lymphocytes, which are the cells that fight infection in the body. Over time, it can expand and grow into cancerous cells. In its early stages, lymphoma may show symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, fever, fatigue, weight loss, and shortness of breath.

Doctors have a legal duty to perform the proper tests, develop in-depth treatment plans, and respond to patient needs. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable for paying damages. Our New York City failure to diagnose lymph node cancer lawyer can help you claim the full damages you deserve.

How Do Doctors Test for Lymphoma?

The two most common types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer cells in Hodgkin’s lymphoma are larger and easier to detect when the lymph nodes are examined. In contrast, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma develops in the white blood cells of the body and are easier to detect through a blood test. A physician may also order a biopsy of the lymph nodes, perform a test of the blood marrow, or take imaging scans to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

While doctors have many different ways to diagnose lymphoma today, medical mistakes can still happen. Any type of cancer will require immediate and aggressive treatment to slow or stop the spread and give the patient the best chance of fighting the disease and making a full recovery. Without this, lymphoma can spread extremely rapidly and delay a much-needed diagnosis.

How Does Misdiagnosis Happen?

Receiving a misdiagnosis when you have cancer is devastating. When you visit a physician to receive treatment, you expect them to use their skill, knowledge, and experience to accurately assess conditions and provide comprehensive treatment. Sadly, a cancer misdiagnosis can still occur. Although lymphoma has many different symptoms that can be confused with other medical conditions, doctors still have a duty to run all appropriate tests and consider all possibilities as new symptoms develop.

When a medical error has been made by a doctor, nurse, or administrator, it can result in a misdiagnosis.  Doctors may fail to order tests, or they may order the wrong ones. Even when the appropriate tests are ordered, doctors may misinterpret the results, provide inaccurate results, or perform the test incorrectly. Doctors can also incorrectly diagnose a person with lymphoma when that is not what they are suffering from. This will cause a great deal of additional and unnecessary harm.

Our Failure to Diagnose Lymph Node Cancer Lawyer in New York City Can Help with Your Claim

If a doctor has failed to diagnose you with lymphoma or any other type of disease, our New York City failure to diagnose lymph node cancer attorney at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. can help. Call us now at 212-725-8500 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and to get the legal help you need.

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