Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer
Found in the lower tract of an individual’s digestive system, particularly in the large intestine, colon cancer is substantially more manageable if detected and treated in its early stages. Typically, it is highly recommended that any individual over the age of 40 have regular screenings in which a doctor will look for any collections of polyps, which may, at a later time, develop into cancer cells; when polyps are detected early enough they are typically benign. However, when misdiagnosed and untreated, these polyps may develop into cancerous cells and become much more difficult to treat.
Colon Cancer Stages
Should colon cancer be misdiagnosed, it may progress to a stage which will either require much more intense treatments or, in very unfortunate circumstances, it could be altogether untreatable. The typical progression of colon cancer is as follows:
- Stage I – Cancer is contained within the colon wall.
- Stage II – Cancer may have spread outside the colon wall, but not to nearby lymph nodes.
- Stage III – Cancer has invaded nearby lymph nodes.
- Stage IV – Cancer has spread widely, sometimes affecting internal organs.
Our New Hampshire legal team will do everything we can to hold negligent medical professionals responsible for their misdiagnosis.
Consult With a New Hampshire Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our New Hampshire colon cancer misdiagnosis attorneys will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any medical professional responsible for misdiagnosing you or your loved one’s colon cancer. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our lawyers, please call our New Hampshire offices at (617) 426-4488 today.