Cancer may be misdiagnosed as a result of medical malpractice. This delay in diagnosis can mean that treatable cancers have become more difficult to treat or become untreatable. When this happens, victims of cancer misdiagnosis need to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney
The failure to properly diagnose cancer can be caused by:
- Failure to perform a diagnostic test
- Delaying a biopsy
- Delaying a bone scan
- Delaying a blood test
- Ignoring the patient’s complaints
- Failing to schedule a follow up appointment
- Misinterpreting test results
- Failing to recognize a tumor
- Lost or switched lab results
- Misreading x-rays, CT scans or MRI studies
- Failure to refer the patient to a specialist
Cancer Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Experience
For over 40 years the Medical malpractice attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP have been representing victims of cancer misdiagnosis.
Cancer Malpractice Claims-Case Studies
Our attorneys have been retained to investigate and prosecute cases of cancer misdiagnosis in which a physician fails to realize the seriousness of a lump in the breast, complaints of rectal discomfort or bleeding, or changes in weight. Instead of promptly taking a biopsy, performing scans to see if any internal lesions are present, or taking blood samples, a patient is dismissed and sent home with the lost opportunity for life-saving cancer treatment.
Our attorneys have successfully handled cases where women with a lump in their breast were not given prompt biopsies and were improperly reassured that there was no cause for concern. In one instance, even though the patient complained of a bloody discharge from her nipple, she was sent home with an improper diagnosis of infection without any important testing or follow-up. The failure to test for cancer deprived our client of a chance for a cure.
Consult with an Experienced New York Malpractice Attorney if you believe that cancer was not timely diagnosed
If you believe you or a family member has been seriously injured from medical malpractice, medical error, or neglect by a doctor, hospital, nurse, clinic, nursing home or other health care provider, you can contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP. You can call us toll free at 1 (866) 272-4652 for a no obligation consultation.