The misdiagnosis of a medical condition can happen at even the best Oregon hospitals and medical facilities. Medical malpractice cases are often filed due to a misdiagnosis that results in patient injury. Cases involving misdiagnosis can be very serious, since these mistakes may lead to the spread of disease or delayed treatment.
Oregon cancer patients and their loved ones know that early detection and treatment of cancer is of the upmost importance. A failure to diagnose cancer can lead to a spread of the disease and delayed treatment. In many cases, misdiagnosis can be fatal - especially if the cancer is aggressive or in an advanced stage of the disease.