Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Cancer is a debilitating and life threatening disease that affects many
Americans. The American Cancer Society estimates that there are roughly
1.6 million new cases of cancer each year. For many of the patients battling
cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial. If your cancer was misdiagnosed,
you may be able to bring a claim against the negligent party. If your
loved one has lost their battle with cancer due to a delayed diagnosis
or misdiagnosis, you may be able to bring a claim on their behalf. One
of Brooklyn's medical negligence lawyers can help you with your failure
to diagnose cancer medical malpractice suit.
To discuss whether or not you have a claim, schedule your
complimentary consultation today!
The legal definition of medical malpractice is when a doctor or other medical
staff person’s behavior falls below the normal level of care. When
the treatment or diagnosis of a patient’s illness is carried out
in a negligent manner, the patient may have a right to compensation for
his or her injuries. When a doctor fails to diagnose cancer in a patient,
that patient loses precious time that should be used in treating their
illness. For many patients whose cancer was misdiagnosed, the correct
diagnosis comes too late. If you or someone you love had cancer that was
not properly diagnosed, you should speak with an Brooklyn medical malpractice
lawyer as soon as possible to discuss possible medical malpractice settlements.
Hold Doctors Accountable for the Consequences of Negligence
A failure to diagnose cancer properly can be fatal to a patient. This is
because when cancer is not diagnosed, it continues to spread throughout
the body, making it much more difficult to treat. Failure to diagnose
breast cancer, colorectal cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancers
can be devastating because these cancers are treatable in their early
stages and are easy to detect if screening is done properly. However,
if undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, they become much more difficult to cure
in their later stages. The serious effects of misdiagnosis are not relegated
to these four categories of cancer, however. Failure to diagnose lung
cancer and other forms of cancer are also serious issues.
If one of your family members died from cancer, and their cancer was misdiagnosed,
your family may be able to bring a
wrongful death claim on their behalf. Cancer, especially when undetected, can be fatal
to a patient. If your family member’s battle with cancer was worsened
due to an unnecessary delay in their diagnosis, you should contact a Brooklyn
wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Belushin Law Firm will be
able to assist you in a compassionate manner.
If your cancer was misdiagnosed or was not diagnosed, take immediate action
with a firm who truly cares.
Call Belushin Law Firm!