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Have you or someone you love been the victim of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis? In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease. Cancer kills 7.6 million people worldwide each year, according to Medical News Today. In order to successfully combat cancer, doctors need to provide an accurate, timely diagnosis. Therefore, if you’ve received a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis, you should consult a Louisville, KY misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis lawyer to consider your legal options.

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Early detection is one of the best ways to survive cancer. Consider these facts:

  • According to Wired Magazine, 90 percent of ovarian cancer patients live when the disease is discovered at stage I or II. However, that number plummets to 20 percent if the cancer is only discovered at stage III.
  • When a doctor catches breast cancer early, women have a 98 percent survival rate, according to the American Cancer Society. However, if diagnosed late, only 27 percent of women survive the disease.
  • Colon cancer kills 112,000 Americans each year. With early diagnosis, 90 percent of patients recover, according to Dr. Michael Pawlowsky of the Pottstown Medical Center.
  • Early detection has even been found to be effective for those diagnosed with lung cancer. In a recent study, 20 percent fewer patients died from the disease after having a CT scan as compared to those who received a chest x-ray, according to the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis also affects patients with other medical conditions. Despite rapid advances in medical technology, doctors still misdiagnose fatal diseases about 20 percent of the time, according to The New York Times. Common illnesses that are frequently misdiagnosed include the following:

  • Strokes
  • Appendicitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Heart disease

When a doctor makes a misdiagnosis, the patient and his or her family pay the price. This can include medical bills, lengthy hospital stays and emotional costs. According to Kentucky law, you may be entitled to compensation for these losses.

This is why it is essential for you to seek out the best legal assistance. You need a Louisville personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights and for maximum compensation. If you or someone you love is the victim of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, call Thomas Law Offices today for a free consultation.

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Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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