Doctor who has failed to properly diagnose a patient

Helping Oklahoma patients injured by physician negligence

In medical science, there is a definite correlation between timely diagnosis and positive prognosis. In other words, the sooner your illness is correctly identified, the better your chance of recovery. This is especially true of life-threatening conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. For cancer and cardiac patients, a doctor’s misdiagnosis or failure to treat can be medically, emotionally and financially devastating. At Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons, our malpractice attorneys understand the consequences of medical negligence. We have the experience, resources and determination to pursue the maximum level of compensation possible for you and your family. If a physician’s failure to diagnose or treat cancer, heart disease or any other medical condition has affected your life or the life of someone you love, we can help.

When medical negligence creates a ticking time bomb

To understand how devastating a misdiagnosis or failure to treat can be, compare the survival rates of Stage I (early) and Stage IV (late) diagnoses for a few common cancers. These statistics come from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database:

  • Breast cancer — The five-year survival rate at Stage I is 100 percent; at Stage IV, the survival rate is 22 percent.
  • Cervical cancer — The five-year survival rate at Stage 1A is 93 percent; at Stage IVA, the survival rate is 16 percent.
  • Colorectal cancer — The five-year survival rate at Stage 1A is 93 percent; at Stage IVA, the survival rate is 8 percent.
  • Prostate cancer — The Stage I survival rate is almost 100 percent; the Stage IV survival rate is 28 percent.

A missed diagnosis of heart disease can lead to a massive heart attack, stroke or blood clot. Clearly, this type of medical negligence can turn a patient into a ticking time bomb. If you or a loved one suffered as a result of a missed diagnosis or failure to treat, trust Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons to pursue justice on your behalf. Our success rate in medical malpractice cases is outstanding.

Contact our attorneys for delayed diagnosis cases throughout Oklahoma

Proving medical malpractice can be difficult and exhaustive, but Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons has the resources and experience to get maximum results. We’re so committed to our clients that we advance all costs of litigation. Call us today at 405.528.4567 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation with a proven malpractice attorney.

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