Richardson, TX asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Misdiagnosed of a rare cancer

I was misdiagnosed of a rare cancer in 2021, and received 14 series of chemotherapy on a weekly basis. I was was told that I have only 3 years to live without treatment and 5 years with treatment. I sought second opinion and after a PET scan, the diagnoses was not right, I don't have a cancer. Can I sue the Doctors and Pathologist that gave me wrong diagnoses?

1 Lawyer Answer
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: Yes, you might have a case. Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome is not enough. Another doctor would be needed to evaluate what the doctors did. The time limitations may also be an issue. Due to the nature of medical malpractice cases, the extent of your injuries may effect the viability of your case.

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