Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S. Pancreatic cancer commonly spreads rapidly and is not often detected in its early stages. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose and treat within a given time frame lowers the chances of recovery.
The pancreatic cancer patient may file a medical negligence lawsuit when they believe their gastroenterologist has failed to diagnose their disease in a timely way or has misdiagnosed their condition. The plaintiff may argue that the physician did not order the correct tests or recognize important results of those tests.
In this type of medical negligence case, the gastroenterology expert witness will review and analyze medical records to determine if the defendant breached the medical standard of care. These experts are experienced in interpreting test results including the CT scan, MRI, ultrasound and blood tests. The gastroenterology expert witness is critical to the parties on both sides of the medical negligence lawsuit regarding the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.