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Read below about medical errors in diagnosing and treating cancer...

Was There a Delay in the Diagnosis of Your Cancer?

Early diagnosis and treatment of cancer ensures the most successful outcome. A a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis can result in cancer advancing from an early, treatable stage to a stage III or stage IV cancer where a cure is more difficult — or possibly unlikely.

A recent study on diagnostic errors, published in JAMA Network, found that cancers are the most frequently missed or delayed diagnoses. Of the top ten most commonly misdiagnosed conditions, cancers accounted for half of the total. They ranked as follows:

  • 1. Colorectal cancer
  • 2. Lung cancer
  • 3. Breast cancer
  • 4. Myocardial infarction
  • 5. Prostate cancer
  • 6. Stroke
  • 7. Sepsis
  • 8. Bladder cancer
  • 9. Pulmonary embolism
  • 10. Brain hemmorage

What Is a Diagnostic Error?

A diagnostic error can be any of the following:

  • a delay in the diagnosis of your cancer
  • a misdiagnosis causing a delay in diagnosis of cancer
  • a misread x-ray, CT scan, mammogram causing your cancer to be overlooked
  • a laboratory or testing error
  • a communication error or medical record error
  • not having your symptoms taken seriously by your doctor
  • failure to followup on tests, failure to test or screen
  • or problems with treatment and/or surgery related to your cancer

Talk to an Experienced Cancer Lawyer

Lubin & Meyer's medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in all types of cancer diagnosis delays and misdiagnosis cases, and have successfully pursued medical malpractice lawsuits against New England's most prestigious hospitals and medical centers. We have represented many types of cancer patients including those suffering from:

  • Anal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colon cancer; colo-rectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer (melanoma)
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • and more...

Did A Doctor Miss Your Cancer?

If you presented to medical professionals with complaints or symptoms and did not receive testing, cancer screening or communication of test results, you may not have received proper medical care. If your cancer was misdiagnosed, not diagnosed and treated in a timely way, or if errors were made in your care, you may have have a valid medical malpractice claim to pursue, and youshould speak with a medical malpractice attorney to learn about your rights.

The cancer attorneys at Lubin & Meyer are experienced in all types of cancer malpractice cases (see more below).

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How To Determine Medical Malpractice in Cancer Cases

When cancer is not properly diagnosed or treated it can be due to:

  • medical negligence by a primary care physician or other medical personnel
  • misinterpreted tests by a radiologist
  • errors in laboratory tests
  • hospital communication errors
  • medical errors in oncology or elsewhere in the organization.

In such cases, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit allows a cancer patient or the patient's family to seek compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Deciding whether events involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer constitute medical malpractice should only be decided by attorneys who have extensive experience filing cancer malpractice claims and who regularly bring such cases to trial. If you have any questions about whether you or a loved one received appropriate medical care related to a cancer diagnosis and/or treatment, please do not hesitate to have your case reviewed by one of our cancer attorneys.

Our attorneys are licensed and practicing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Cancer Verdicts and Settlements

Below are some of Lubin & Meyer's verdicts and settlements related to cancer medical malpractice claims filed on behalf of our clients:

Verdicts & Settlements Cancer Lawsuits
$19.8 million verdict Cervical cancer goes undiagnosed
$16.7 million verdict
Lung cancer lawsuit; radiologist misread x-ray
$14 million settlement
Lab error results in advanced cancer at diagnosis
$11.3 million verdict
IVF doctor failure to diagnose ovarian cancer
$11 million verdictWrongful death lawsuit; woman receives inadequate treatment for breast cancer
$4.5 million Failure to diagnose colorectal cancer
$4.25 millionUndiagnosed soft tissue sarcoma
$2.84 million verdictFailure to screen for prostate cancer diagnosis delay results in death
$2 millionProstate cancer diagnosis delay
$2 millionPSA test results withheld—prostate cancer diagnosis delay
$1.5 millionDiagnosis delay of colon cancer
$1 millionPancreatic cancer diagnosis delay; misread CT scan
$1 million Delay in diagnosis of skin cancer
$1 millionDelay in diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma results in death of 72-year-old man
$500,000Testicular cancer malpractice lawsuit

View more cancer-related verdicts and settlements.

Call for a Free Case Review

There is no cost for you to consult with Lubin & Meyer, New England's top medical malpractice law firm. Contact us now to schedule a free review of circumstances surrounding your cancer care.

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