Each year, countless individuals are diagnosed with cancer. Many can hope to experience a positive outcome, however, as most forms of cancer can be effectively treated with timely screening and diagnosis. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes fail to run tests that would detect cancer early on or fail to adequately address warning signs, leaving cancer time to metastasize, recur, or grow. In some cases, cancer is detected but doctors fail to perform proper treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, allowing the cancer to become far more serious or even terminal.
If a doctor or other health care professional commits an error it can result in serious issues for the patient which frequently extend to his or her loved ones. The misdiagnosis of cancer can deprive someone of the chance to fight for a cure. Even when a timely diagnosis is made, however, often the patients are not properly informed as to the risks associated with treatment recommendations. These types of errors can even result in wrongful death. In short, the misdiagnosis of cancer leaves both patients and their families to suffer.
It is important to know that you still have rights even if you or a loved one are harmed as a result of the misdiagnosis of cancer. Our New York medical malpractice lawyers understand that success in building a medical malpractice case does not come easy. We retain top-notch expert witnesses, including experts in radiology, oncology, and other related fields, who help us prepare compelling cases for our clients. We understand the hardships that your family faces and are prepared to advise you as to the most appropriate way to proceed, provide ongoing assistance during settlement negotiations, and take your case to trial if necessary.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of the misdiagnosis of cancer, seek the counsel and advice of a law firm thoroughly experienced in the specific complexities of cancer-related cases and proven in the courtroom. Medical Malpractice attorneys Nelson, Robinson & El Ashmawy, PLLC can clearly explain your legal options and handle the critical details associated with your case while you focus on your family’s recovery and well-being. If you have questions regarding such matters, please contact us by email or call us at (212) 962-1740 and let us help you protect your rights.