When cancer is present in a person's body, time is of the essence. Once it is detected, it must be treated promptly. Unfortunately, cancer is not always detected when it should be. In some cases, this is because a doctor failed to diagnose certain symptoms or conditions correctly.
Failure to diagnose and promptly treat cancer may be the result of medical malpractice. If you have been harmed by negligent delays in treating or diagnosing cancer, our attorneys can help you. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with our Bensalem-based lawyers and discuss your options: 215-809-3882.
Seeking Compensation For Poor Diagnosis
Most cancers are very curable if caught early enough. However, if cancer is not diagnosed and treated at an early stage, any delay can have devastating effects. Among cancers for which early diagnosis is crucial are:
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Oral cancer
Cancer often shows itself with symptoms that could also be symptoms of other diseases or illnesses. A physician must suspect cancer if the patient's symptoms could possibly be from a malignancy. If you sought treatment for possible cancer symptoms and your doctor failed to do appropriate testing or examination, he or she may be liable for medical malpractice.
Helping Cancer Patients And Families
At Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., we have obtained substantial recoveries for delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment across Northeast Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.
We aggressively pursue compensation for the related medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages suffered by patients whose cancer went untreated (or effective treatment was delayed) due to a negligent failure to diagnose or treat. We also represent the family members of those who have died due to cancer misdiagnosis.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you or a loved one who has been the victim of a negligent failure to promptly diagnose and treat cancer: 215-809-3882.