Ewing’s Sarcoma Misdiagnosis: Oregon Medical Malpractice for Children’s Cancer

Cancer Misdiagnosis for Ewing’s Sarcoma: Serious Oregon Medical Malpractice Likely to Lead to Wrongful Death


Any cancer misdiagnosis is a tragic mistake by a healthcare provider.  Just as any injury to a child is reprehensible.  When that injury to a child is a cancer misdiagnosis, the result in not only egregious but likely life-threatening.  One of the more commonly misdiagnosed childhood cancers is an Ewing’s sarcoma.  When this is misdiagnosed due to the careless, reckless, or negligent acts of a healthcare provider, it is often a death sentence for a young child.


What is Ewing’s Sarcoma?


Ewing’s sarcoma is a very rare, but incredibly aggressive form of cancer.  It begins as a tumor in bones or the tissue around the bones, and it quickly can spread to the rest of the body.  It mostly common starts in large bones such as the hip bones, femur, or humerus.  It commonly spreads first to the lungs, which is usually a fatal result.  Ewing’s sarcoma most commonly develops in children during the areas of 10 to 20 years old, but can manifest itself even younger.


According to statistics and research, approximately 70% of children diagnosed with a Ewing’s sarcoma are likely to survive.  However, if the disease has spread, meaning that treatment or diagnosis was delayed, the survival rate drops to less than 30 percent.  Thus, the delay of treating Ewing’s sarcoma is likely a fatal mistake.


How is an Ewing’s Sarcoma Misdiagnosed?


An Ewing’s sarcoma is a very rare type of cancer.  It is also a type of cancer that has many symptoms which mimic other childhood injuries.  For instance, some of the symptoms are bone pain, swelling or bruises in a localized area, inflammation, slight fever, and a bump.  These are injuries are can easily be mistaken on a young child that gets hurt playing.


But when these injuries do not heal when they normally do, a doctor needs to refer the matter to a specialist or begin to perform tests for cancer such as Ewing’s sarcoma.  Even though this is a very rare type of cancer, that is still not an excuse for failing to determine the root of the child’s pain and suffering.


Therefore, an Ewing’s sarcoma is misdiagnosed because of a healthcare provider fails to do what another reasonable physician would in similar circumstances.  This could be failing to refer or failing to perform tests to determine the cause of the symptoms.


Damages from an Ewing’s Sarcoma Misdiagnosis 


Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis with a Ewing’s sarcoma is likely a death sentence.  This must be treated very quickly and very aggressively, because the sarcoma is equally quick and aggressive and will spread in no time.  This means that it will become irreversible in little to no time if it is not treated, which it can be successfully.  But even if it is successfully treated, a delay in diagnosis can still lead to the loss of a limb, severe disfigurement, and extreme pain and suffering.


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Even though this is a very rare and difficult to treat type of cancer, properly diagnosed and timely treated leaves children with a 70% chance to live a normal, happy life.  But when that does not occur, it may lead to catastrophic personal injury or wrongful death.


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