Kentucky Lawyers Representing Victims of Undiagnosed or Misdiagnosed Prostate Cancer
A diagnosis of prostate cancer strikes fear in a man’s heart. Thankfully, treatment options are available, including radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. If prostate cancer is caught in time, there is a good chance you will make a full recovery.
However, failure to diagnose prostate cancer in a timely manner can have devastating results. If you feel your cancer diagnosis was delayed due to a doctor’s misjudgment or testing error, you may have grounds for legal action.
Since 1986, the attorneys of Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, in Louisville, Kentucky, have represented clients in cases involving a physician’s failure to timely diagnose prostate cancer. We have the resources, skill and experiences to successfully recover fair compensation on your behalf.
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
Many men shy away from the thought of being tested for prostate cancer. Finding the courage to move forward with a screening can save lives. Prostate irregularities or cancer can be diagnosed through a variety of tests including:
- Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
- Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
Detecting the disease at its earliest stages makes it possible to identify tumors when they are still easily treatable, before the cancer metastasizes and spreads to other parts of the body.
Your Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer
Doctors are not infallible; they make mistakes. Your doctor may be held liable for failure to diagnose your prostate cancer if any of the following symptoms were not followed up with further testing:
- Blood in urine or semen
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Inability to urinate
- Weak or interrupted urinary flow
- Painful ejaculation
- Pain or burning during urination
- Pain or stiffness in the back, hips, upper thighs or pelvis
If your cancer is now more difficult (or even impossible) to treat because of delayed diagnosis, we may be able to help you hold your doctor accountable.
Do You Have a Case?
Not every misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose prostate cancer is the result of medical malpractice. We will closely examine your medical history and consult with a panel of medical experts to evaluate your specific situation. If we find your physician has acted negligently, we will aid you in pursing compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn about your legal options.