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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 delay 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, screening or communication of test results, you may not have received proper medical care. If your cancer was not diagnosed and treated in a timely way, or if errors were made in your care, you should 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).
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 your 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:
|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 verdict||Wrongful death lawsuit; woman receives inadequate treatment for breast cancer|
|$4.5 million||Failure to diagnose colorectal cancer|
|$4.25 million||Undiagnosed soft tissue sarcoma|
|$2.84 million verdict||Failure to screen for prostate cancer diagnosis delay results in death|
|$2 million||Prostate cancer diagnosis delay|
|$2 million||PSA test results withheld—prostate cancer diagnosis delay|
|$1.5 million||Delay in diagnosis of colon cancer|
|$1 million||Pancreatic cancer diagnosis delay; misread CT scan|
|$1 million||Delay in diagnosis of skin cancer|
|$1 million||Delay in diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma results in death of 72-year-old man|
|$500,000||Testicular cancer malpractice lawsuit|
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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