Recognizing Cancer Symptoms to Avoid a Wrong Medical Diagnosis in Ohio
When a patient receives a wrong medical diagnosis for cancer, treatment will be delayed, and this delay could lead to the cancer spreading. It could also lead to a medical malpractice claim for a wrong diagnosis. If you have been given a wrong diagnosis that caused your health to decline, you should discuss your options with a Cleveland, Ohio attorney.
Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Cancer
If you have any reason to believe that you have cancer, but your doctor insists that you don’t, you should see an oncologist for a second opinion.
You should also research your condition and be on the lookout for the general symptoms of cancer, which include:
- unexplained weight loss (this usually involves a loss of 10 pounds or more without changing your eating habits);
- fever (this is often a sign that cancer has spread);
- pain; and
- skin changes (skin color may darken or appear yellowish or reddened; itching and excessive hair growth are also common).
A wrong medical diagnosis can cause unnecessary suffering and may even shorten your life. If negligence can be proven, you may be able to receive compensation for your wrong diagnosis through a claim for malpractice. Medical Ohio facilities and doctors should be held accountable for their mistakes.