Medical damage and errors in oncology
The development of a tumor inside an organism depends on alterations of the genes, called mutations, which cause an uncontrolled proliferation of tumor cells.
The most frequent medical error in oncology is a delayed diagnosis of the disease which has serious consequences for the patient's life expectancy.
In fact, when a tumor is diagnosed at an early stage, the chances of healing and of long-term survival are higher.
An error or a diagnostic delay, if proved, can be considered as a professional responsibility of the doctor and they can give the right to an economic compensation for the damage.
The Ministry of Health has recently published a document that offers technical indications regarding the responsibility for the preparation of cancer medicines.
In addition, this document stresses the need to inform the patient about all the possible risks related to the use of these medicines and the inevitable side effects, including the risk of infertility.
Medical error and malpractice in oncology
Incorrect, incomplete interventions or surgery that has to be redone.
Radio and chemotherapy performed with wrong dose.
Delay in diagnosis or in execution of treatment.
Damage from extravasation of chemotherapeutic drugs.
Where we operate
Medical Error in Healthcare (ERMES), with its headquarters in Naples, operates throughout our national territory, particularly in the Southern Italian regions, as specified below:
Why should you contact us?
We protect citizens' rights by providing, free of charge, a highly professional medical-legal advice service that can point out the medical responsibility.
If there are evidences to take legal action and to request compensation, the customer will have the possibility to agree directly with a lawyer specialized in malpractice, who will be suggested on request.
The lawyer will follow the legal action and he will agree with you on the fee that will be paid, the most of the times, only if you can obtain the compensation.
Tell us about your experience of malpractice, we will help you get justice.