Failure to Diagnose Cancer
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is among the most widespread causes of death across the world, accounting for approximately 13% of deaths throughout the worldwide population in 2008 alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that cancer was the second leading cause of death in the United States in 2009, taking the lives of 567,628 people.
This deadly condition can be difficult to manage, but if the patient's doctor makes an accurate diagnosis early enough it is frequently possible to achieve a recovery through treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.
If your cancer went undiagnosed until it was too late, an attorney from Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates, LLC may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your losses by filing a medical malpractice claim. Failure to diagnose a cancer can make it difficult or even impossible to fully treat the condition, as it is likely to spread throughout the body and become terminal. Fault for the error may lie with your doctor, the radiologist, the pathologist or other hospital personnel, but whoever holds responsibility for the misdiagnosis, you deserve fair treatment and a settlement to cover all your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering resulting from the situation.
New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Don't hesitate to contact us if you believe that you may have grounds for a malpractice claim. Jeff has been defending the rights of the victims of malpractice and their families for over a generation, and is frequently called upon by the media and his peers in the legal profession to share his insight on cases of all types. In the event that we take on your case, we will work diligently to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome, using our extensive medical knowledge and employing the services of expert witnesses to build the necessary evidence to support your claim.