Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 1.6 million new cancer cases in 2015, and approximately 590,000 cancer related deaths. Early detection is critical to successfully fighting this deadly disease. A misdiagnosis or misinterpretation can deprive a patient of critical treatment, putting their life at risk. Doctors may fail to order appropriate tests, dismiss complaints, or misinterpret results, which can delay treatment for months or even years – resulting in the unthinkable.For over 40 years, Jacoby & Myers have represented thousands of clients in the New York metropolitan area winning them the money they need to take care of themselves and their families. We understand the battle you are facing and want to help. You fight the cancer, let our attorneys fight for you.
Failure to Accurately Diagnose Cancer Causes Serious Repercussions
Regardless of the type or location, all forms of cancer have one thing in common: the best chance for recovery is treatment in the early stages. Armed with today’s advanced technology, medical professionals can quickly and easily order or perform pre-cancer and early stage cancer screenings, such as mammograms, pap smears, colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, fecal occult blood tests, MRIs, PSA tests and more. Failure to perform these tests, or not order them in a timely manner, may constitute medical malpractice and be grounds for a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit.
Misinterpretation of these tests is another ground for a medical malpractice claim. Health care providers may completely miss or misinterpret suspicious masses on MRIs, ultrasounds and x-rays. They can misread abnormal cells on pathology slides. These errors cause real, significant harm.
You Need an Experienced Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
We know how to successfully investigate cases of those who have suffered from a misdiagnosis. Our skilled legal team reviews and analyzes medical records and works alongside healthcare experts to uncover evidence that shows your life threatening cancer may have been the result of a medical malpractice. As your attorneys we have one goal in mind – getting you the financial recovery you need and deserve.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.