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According to a report by the Institute of Medicine, medical errors are responsible for at least 44,000 deaths each year in the United States and possibly as many as 98,000 each year. The following are among the more common forms of negligence or medical malpractice by physicians in diagnosing and/or treating prostate cancer:
  • Failing to discuss screening options with male patients who have reached the recommended age
  • Failing to perform a routine prostate examination and/or PSA blood test for those male patients who request such screening;
  • Failing to identify a cancerous mass in the prostate during a routine prostate examination;
  • Failing to test for prostate cancer when a patient exhibits symptoms that can be caused by prostate cancer;
  • Failing to order or perform a biopsy when the routine prostate examination and/or PSA blood test results are abnormal;
  • Misinterpreting the PSA blood test or biopsy results;
  • Failing to react to biopsy findings;
  • Failing to recommend appropriate treatment options; and
  • Failing to follow-up with the patient.
The above are only examples and are by no means intended to be an exhaustive list of acts of malpractice. If you suspect that your doctor failed to detect and/or properly treat your prostate cancer, you should contact a competent attorney immediately.




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