Rosen Louik & Perry is a Pittsburgh law firm that represents victims of medical malpractice, including men who have been injured by the failure to diagnosis prostate cancer. Because prostrate cancer is one of the several cancers where early detection can result in a cure, screening for prostate cancer is recommended.
In diagnosing disease, physicians increasingly rely upon pathologists, medical doctors who specialize in the study of changes in cells, tissue and organs. A specimen taken from a patient, generally by biopsy, will be submitted to a laboratory for microscopic examination by a pathologist, who is asked to offer an opinion whether a disease, oftencancer, may or may not be present. Treatment decisions are often made exclusively on the opinion of a pathologist. Pathology errors can constitute medical malpractice that lead to devastating patient injuries.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Annually, approximately 130,000 individuals are diagnosed with colon cancer and 56,000 people die because of this cancer. Unfortunately, all too often many of those deaths, which could have been prevented by early diagnosis, result from medical malpractice.