Oncology (from the Ancient Greek onkos, meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy, meaning “study of”) is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors and malignant masses (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist.
In a medical malpractice case, oncologist expert witnesses can review the facts and evidence to determine whether or not there was a departure from the standards of care. If there was malpractice, the oncologist expert witness can identify the exact instance(s) of malpractice to help you build a strong case for your client. If no malpractice is identified, you can close the case rather than pursuing a time-consuming and costly trial.
1) “Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Malpractice case”
Lung cancer: does the patient have cancer or is that scar tissue in the lung from tuberculosis or something else? The doctor has a duty to obtain any previous chest x-rays. If this is a “new lump” seen in the lung and the patient had a chest x-ray a year before and five years ago, which showed the same lump, it couldn’t be cancer because it hasn’t changed.
2) “Understanding cancer growth and delay in diagnosis for jury appeal”
Cancer grows in all directions; in three dimensions. When a chest x-ray shows a tumor, the report says “2×4 centimeters”, but that is only the two dimensional “view”. When the pathology report says “2×4 centimeters” or “2x4x3 centimeters” the jury’s mind does not calculate the volume or change in volume over time. Growth is the three dimensional volume change, and is most impressive.
3) “Prostate Cancer- delay in diagnosis, failed follow-up strategy”
Attorneys are often consulted by patients who feel that they have not been properly followed after cancer had been treated and that a recurrence could have been diagnosed earlier but was missed. Different cancers have different follow-up recommendations.
4) “Cancer pain management negligence”
Safe and effective chronic opioid therapy for chronic cancer related pain requires clinical skills and knowledge in both the principles of opioid prescribing and on the assessment and management of risks associated with opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.
5) “Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Survival Linked to Lack of Referral”
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