In many instances people think that just because a doctor misdiagnosed their cancer that they now have a valid medical malpractice claim. Well the truth of the matter is that this is not always the case. Hello, I ‘m Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston and I want to talk with you today about one very important issue you must understand if you think that you have a cancer misdiagnosis case, be it a breast cancer misdiagnosis, lung cancer misdiagnosis, or some other type of cancer. This issue also presents itself in other Maryland medical malpractice cases and this issue is that you must prove with over a 50% chance of certainty that the medical malpractice of the doctor or other medical professional caused your injury.
How this plays out in cancer misdiagnosis cases is like this. We recently had a person contact us about a lung cancer misdiagnosis. This person explained to us that the cancer was caught through a second opinion of another doctor. In addition, this doctor said that the first doctor had pretty much missed a lot of things.
To many people this sounds like a winner right? Well the issue was that the type of cancer this person was diagnosed with gave her less than a 10% chance of survival even if it was caught by the first doctor, which meant that her case would not be success here in Maryland. This is what I mean by understanding this very important issue.
So why am I explaining this to you right now? Because you may be taking an emotional hit trying to find answers to your Maryland medical malpractice questions. Because you may need to tell your story to someone. Here’s what you can do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. Or if you think that email works better for you, send me an email to medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to replace the “at” with @. We write the email like this to combat email spammers). We take questions about issues like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.