Seek Justice and Compensation Following Cancer Misdiagnosis

Many doctors defend themselves against delayed diagnosis of cancer by claiming that early detection would not have made a difference.

Delayed diagnosis of cancer can make treatable cancers harder to treat, or entirely untreatable. If you or a loved one has experienced cancer that was misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all and improperly treated, Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC can help you collect damages. Ashton J. Hyde and John Macfarlane are trusted cancer misdiagnosis attorneys who can work closely with a team of oncologists and medical specialists to analyze the details of your case. Serving clients throughout Utah, we can build a fact-based, compelling argument in your favor, helping you secure the accountability and compensation you deserve. 

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More than ten percent of cancer cases are initially misdiagnosed.

Early Intervention is Invaluable

It is no secret that the earlier cancer is detected, the more likely treatment can be provided. The earlier treatment begins, the higher your chances of remission. Treatment options for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and palliative care. Unfortunately, many treatments are ineffective after cancer progresses beyond a certain point.

Helping Victims of Cancer Misdiagnosis Achieve Justice

A timely cancer diagnosis can make all the difference, so cases of misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can be devastating. If a medical professional misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose cancer in you or a loved one, working with an attorney will give you the best chance at justice and the compensation you need to move forward. At Younker Hyde Macfarlane in Salt Lake City, our medical malpractice attorneys work with experts, and we aren't afraid to go up against big insurance companies to represent your best interests.

Understanding the Disease

There are dozens of cancer types, but those most often seen in cases of malpractice include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Brain cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by unregulated cell growth. Cells divide and grow uncontrollably in cancer, resulting in malignant tumors. Cancer may also invade other parts of the body. 

Although the cause of cancer is only partially understood, factors that increase a patient's risk for cancer include:

  • Tobacco use
  • Diet
  • Infection
  • Radiation exposure
  • Inactivity
  • Obesity
  • Environmental pollutants

Causes of Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

  • Failure to Recognize a Tumor
  • Failure to Perform a Necessary Procedure
  • Failure to Read X-Rays Correctly
  • Switched Lab Results
  • Malfunctioning Technology

An Established Network Of Experts

Many doctors defend themselves against delayed diagnosis of cancer by claiming that early detection would not have made a difference. Fortunately, Younker Hyder Macfarlane, PLLC has established a network of experts who can quickly and efficiently evaluate your condition in comparison with your medical records to determine whether negligence or carelessness caused a delay in your cancer diagnosis. Whether fault lies with your practitioner, surgeon, or the manufacturer of failing technology, a thorough investigation by our attorneys, our document clerks, nurses, doctors, and specialists will accurately identify any instances of negligence that may have affected you.

From left to right: Attorneys Hyde, Younker, and Macfarlane

Justice and Compensation for You and Your Family

The first step toward determining whether your cancer should have been diagnosed earlier is to seek legal guidance from a trusted, caring legal team. From your first consultation at our Salt Lake City, UT, injury law office, you will be treated with respect, and your case will be taken very seriously. Establishing a relationship with us during this first visit will help us address your questions and concerns, and help us collect information for our own legal investigation. The financial and emotional cost of cancer can be devastating, but we can help you secure the accountability and compensation you need to cope with these very difficult circumstances. To make an appointment, please contact us online or call us directly at (801) 335-6467.

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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