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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.

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 a 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!

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