Too often, people are diagnosed with late-stage cancers that could and should have been detected in their early stages. Because their cancer wasn’t diagnosed earlier, they face the prospect of increased medical costs or an early death because a physician failed to recommend routine screening and testing or misread a critical test.
At Porter Law Group, we have cancer lawyers in New York with extensive experience prosecuting these types of medical malpractice cases. We routinely hold physicians accountable for failing to take steps to identify and diagnose cancer in a timely manner, thereby denying our clients the benefit of available treatments, longer survival, and in many cases, a cure. Learning that you have cancer is hard enough, but learning that you were denied the opportunity for a treatment or cure because your doctor committed malpractice is a fate that no person should have to endure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a late stage cancer and you have questions about whether it should have been diagnosed earlier, we can help you get answers.
Medical malpractice cases involving delayed cancer diagnoses routinely involve certain types of cancer which can and should be discovered through routine medical screening/testing as recommended by many authoritative medical bodies (including the American Cancer Society). The American Cancer Society publishes clear guidelines for physicians to follow with their patients for early detection and treatment of the following types of cancer:
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colorectal Cancers
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- Endometrial Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
You should call us if you or a loved one has been the victim of a late cancer diagnosis because your doctor:
- Failed to order routine screening or testing prior to your diagnosis;
- Ordered tests but never shared the results with you;
- Ignored your symptoms;
- Failed to refer you to an appropriate specialist (e.g., gastroenterologist, gynecologist, endocrinologist, pulmonologist,
urologist, dermatologist, or other specialist); or
- Failed to consider your medical or family history.
Denying a patient the benefit of well-established screening and testing protocols constitutes gross medical malpractice in many cases. We rely upon some of the world’s foremost medical experts to thoroughly review and investigate your case, and our proven track record of success in this field proves that our approach works. We have sought out and obtained justice for individuals who could have and should have had their cancer discovered earlier, at a time when it was treatable.
We know that a fatal or debilitating cancer that could have been diagnosed earlier can have a devastating effect on a person and his/her family. If you or a loved one has been injured by this type of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Past & future loss of income or earning capacity
- Past & future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Physical and/or mental impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of spousal services
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, and your prognosis is poor or you have lost the opportunity to benefit from available treatments because your cancer was not diagnosed earlier, call Porter Law at 833-888-LATE , or email us at email@example.com