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Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

When it comes to treating cancer, time is of the essence. The later a cancer is diagnosed, the more difficult it is to treat. Yet, despite the advances of modern medicine, health care providers often fail to diagnose cancer at an early stage. If a physician fails to order proper tests or misinterprets test results, or if he or she negligently delays in scheduling surgery or referring the patient to a specialist, it can have dire consequences. A patient’s quality of life and survival depend on how early the diagnosis of cancer is made. A failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner can result in progression of the cancer to a more advanced stage, shortened life expectancy, or even death.

Below are some common types of cancers that can be successfully treated in their early stages yet are commonly missed due to medical negligence:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cervical Cancerung Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Renal-Kidney Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer

If you think you or a loved one was the victim of a failure to diagnose cancer, or a delay in doing so that caused injury or death, it is very important to speak with an experienced New York cancer malpractice attorney right away. An attorney who has experience handling these types of medical malpractice claims will know what to look for when analyzing your medical records, what questions to ask witnesses and experts, and how to prepare a strong and compelling claim. The hospital and/or doctor you have filed the lawsuit against will have powerful attorneys defending them, so you need to ensure you have an equally strong and experienced attorney representing you.

Contact an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

The Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin has over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits and has recovered over $100 million for its clients

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice due to the failure to diagnose cancer, you deserve to be compensated. Contact the Law Offices of Sam Rosmarin today at (914) 686-4000 to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated New York medical malpractice attorney.


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