Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer:
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Breast cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer — many common cancers have very high cure rates — provided they are correctly diagnosed and detected in an early stage of the disease. Sadly, patients die every year because doctors and radiologists fail to diagnose cancer until it has metastasized and become incurable. Others suffer wrongful death when treated for the wrong condition after misdiagnosis of cancer.
Attorneys at Rosen Louik & Perry have extensive experience in failure to diagnose cancer and cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits and have achieved record-setting verdicts and settlements. This area of medical malpractice is challenging and highly technical. If you have questions about the negligence of medical professionals who failed to diagnose treatable cancer, please contact our Pittsburgh office. Your first interview will be with one of our staff doctors. Our doctors and lawyers will find the information you need for peace of mind, whether we determine you have a medical negligence case or not.
Some cancers show few signs until they are advanced. Others should be detected through standard diagnostic procedures. Osteosarcoma (bone cancer), vaginal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer — our lawyers have seen a common theme. Owing to a laboratory error, a poorly trained technician, a careless physician or radiologist, it is not infrequent for a treatment delay to occur.
Our attorneys have represented people who underwent unnecessary surgery, disfiguring mastectomies, or prostate cancer surgeries as a result of a misdiagnosis—in one case because the laboratory technician switched tissue specimens from another patient. Our lawyers have represented clients on whom the pathologist reported an abnormality to the attending doctor, only to have the physician never inform the patient about the test results.
For more information about common medical malpractice claims related to cancer, see the following articles:
The American Cancer Society has recommended simple measures to detect cancers that are highly curable in the early stages. Self-breast exams, colonoscopy, routine check for moles and other skin lesions, a digital rectal exam for prostate cancer — a doctor who fails to order these tests or instruct a patient about them is negligent.
If you think your doctor has misdiagnosed your cancer or made another cancer-related error in someone you love, we will provide you with the answers you need. Call 800-440-5297 or email our Pittsburgh office to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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