Oral lesions, lumps and patches are among the many unsuspecting signs of oral cancer. As such, it is important to immediately test any tissue change in the areas of the mouth to check for any cancerous or pre-cancerous tissues and cells. In some instances, however, dental staff fails to promptly conduct oral cancer tests, which results in late diagnosis of oral cancer.
The American Cancer Society has outlined the outlook for oral cancer, and found that the survival rate significantly improves when the disease is detected during its early stages. In fact, the 5-year survival rate for cancer of the lip, tongue, and floor of the mouth during stages when the cancer has not yet spread is 75% to 93%. However, the rate decreases to 20% to 52% during advanced stages.
If you have been adversely affected by negligent dental care, a Milwaukee-based lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the financial compensation you believe you are owed by filing a lawsuit. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed for free.