Misdiagnosis of Prostate Cancer. Medical negligence claims often center on the inability to detect or misidentify prostate cancer, either intentionally or unintentionally.
This happens all too frequently, which is unfortunate because prompt treatment is essential for a full recovery. The likelihood of survival decreases with each passing day that therapy is postponed.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice, you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer for assistance and advice.
Failure to order the necessary antigen test for prostate screening: The PSA test is one of the best indicators of prostate cancer or other abnormalities.
This test should be ordered whenever cancer is suspected, as well as part of routine screening for older men.
Failure to recognize or act on PSA levels that are elevated or abnormal: PSA test results should be taken seriously.
Failure to order or perform a digital rectal examination: one of the best preliminary examinations for prostate cancer.
Failure to recognize or not activate a digital rectal examination that appears to be abnormal: Ignoring the abnormalities that appear on the examination can cause cancer to spread.
Failure to consult or refer the patient to an oncologist, urologist, or another specialist: These specialists may request precise examinations to verify the preliminary results as well as prescribe effective treatments.
Failure to prescribe the necessary treatment programs: prostate cancer treatment is most successful when it is started as soon as possible.
Failure to notify the patient of test results that may return abnormally: A medical professional may decide to wait and review later without giving the patient information. The patient then does not know of potential risk and would not know to seek a Second Examination.
Failure to arrange follow-up appointments with the patient: Even minor abnormalities should be monitored on a regular basis to make sure any changes are made in a timely manner.
Failure to order a biopsy for follow-up with test results that look abnormal after a physical exam or blood test: PSA blood test results and physical exams are two of the most effective diagnostic tools. Biopsies should be ordered immediately after any abnormal myrrh.
Complications of prostate
Urine retention? Bleeding; Injury to the ureter.
Contamination; Injury of the urinary sphincter.
Erectile dysfunction; Inability;
Rectal injuries? Incontinence.