Oncologists specialize in the study and medical treatment of tumors and cancer. Lawsuits requiring an oncology expert witness may arise due to such issues as medical malpractice, a misdiagnosis, unforeseen side effects, adverse reactions to medication, prescribing incorrect medication, neglecting a patient, failing to properly inform a patient, problems with healthcare insurance, and other related incidents.
Oncology expert witnesses primarily deal with cancer, which can take on various forms requiring specific types of treatment. Depending on the results of cancer screenings, oncologists may utilize internal medicine, chemotherapy, stem cells, transplants, bone marrow transplants, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, pain management, and other forms of care. Lawsuits may be related to lung cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, spinal cancer, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, cervical cancer, genetics (cancer related and mucolipidoses), and other related conditions. A missed cancer diagnosis would be highly relevant to a lawsuit, as neglecting to administer proper treatment would cause the cancer to develop into a worsening condition.
Since the study encompasses various illness and treatments, oncology expert witnesses are licensed and/or certified in such areas as medical oncology, internal medicine, hospital and palliative care, hematology, neurological surgery, pharmacotherapy, forensic medicine, and other related forms of medical care.
ForensisGroup has been working for over twenty years at providing attorneys with the most qualified medical experts. Call us today or submit an expert request form to retain the right oncology expert witness for your case.