Regular screenings for certain cancers can save your life by allowing early detection and intervention. However, nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancers can easily be missed by hospital personnel. In Arizona, if your diagnosis was not correctly diagnosed, you might have a malpractice case.
What are some signs of nasal cancer?
Early detection is the key to treating most cancers. Nasal cancer can resemble a frequent cold or respiratory symptoms. If you constantly experience any combination of these symptoms, you should seek medical care:
Long-term nasal congestion that doesn’t get better or worsens
- Pain or discoloration above or below the eyes
- Persistent post-nasal drip that doesn’t respond to medication
- Nosebleed or pus coming from the nose
- Numbness occurring in the face or teeth
- One eye bulge, vision change, or loss
Medical malpractice occurs when a missed diagnosis results in a worse condition for the patient. A misdiagnosis can also have similar adverse results. If your condition worsens, you can seek a second opinion to confirm your diagnosis.
Can you sue for damages in medical malpractice cases?
You have the right to proper health care, and when treatment goes wrong, you have the right to file for justice.
Medical malpractice cases can be frustrating, so it’s imperative to have a skilled litigator as your ally.
Medical malpractice is not limited to physicians; pharmacists, lab techs, radiologists and more are all held to a higher standard. These professionals receive extensive training because many cases are due to human or systems errors.
The most important thing you should focus on is your health and well-being. A nasal or sinus cancer is a severe disease that requires medical care, so continue to get treatment for an optimal outcome. If you suspect medical malpractice, speaking with a qualified attorney may help guide you through the process and give you some peace of mind.