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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers in New York City, NY

Experienced NYC Attorneys Fighting for Justice on Behalf of Cancer Victims in New York

There is no cure for cancer, of course, but timely and accurate diagnosis of cancer in its earliest stages can greatly increase the odds of preventing the disease from progressing. While it is not always possible for even the most experienced doctors to identify some forms of cancer before patients express certain symptoms, there is a standard of competence to which oncologists and other physicians are held. When these medical professionals fail to diagnose or misdiagnose occurrences of cancer that their competent peers would be expected to properly diagnose, and patients suffer unnecessary injuries or, even more tragically, wrongful death as a result, those professionals may be held liable for damages.

At the NYC law firm of Proner & Proner, our failure to diagnose cancer attorneys serve Manhattan and other New York communities with aggressive legal representation of the highest standard. Failure to diagnose cancer victims and their families all too often find themselves confronted by unexpected, overwhelming psychological, physical, emotional, and financial burdens, none of which are their faults. The medical malpractice lawyers of Proner & Proner in New York City work with respected, trusted medical professionals to construct the strongest possible cases on behalf of such victims, fighting for their rights and compassionately advising them through every stage of the legal process.

If you or a member of your family has been harmed by the failure of a medical professional to diagnose cancer, we invite you to contact Proner & Proner today. Our failure to diagnose cancer attorneys will evaluate your case and work tirelessly to ensure that you recover the full measure of damages to which you are entitled.

Types of Cancer Commonly Misdiagnosed by NYC Doctors

Cancer is a vile disease, one that can attack even seemingly healthy people in the primes of their lives. Worse yet, it can manifest itself in subtle ways in nearly any part of the body, which is why it is often tricky for even skilled doctors to diagnose it in its earliest stages. However, there is a certain amount of vigilance expected of doctors, particularly when dealing with patients who have a family history of cancer. Some signs and symptoms point clearly to the possibility of cancer. When doctors fail to follow through in investigating these signs and symptoms, or to refer patients to other experienced doctors who can, they can be held responsible for any resulting injuries.

Doctors are expected to be especially well-versed in identifying the most common cancers in their earliest stages, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Of course, once the symptoms and signs are properly identified, medical professionals must be able to administer and interpret tests and other diagnostic procedures with a high degree of competence. When x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, mammograms, and PAP smears are not administered or read correctly, the health and, indeed, the very lives of patients are put at serious risk.

Damages in NY Failure to Diagnose Cancer Cases

Victims of failure to diagnose cancer cases may be entitled to recover a variety of damages, including compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Families who have lost loved ones due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer may further be entitled to compensation for future losses and expenses, including loss of support, loss of future benefits, and loss of consortium, as well as funeral and hospice costs.

The failure to diagnose cancer attorneys of Proner & Proner in New York City are experts at identifying all potential damages. This is important because victims get just one shot at compensation through the courts; if you have a possible claim, you will want to be sure to enlist the services of attorneys who have the talent and skill to optimize your financial recovery.

Contact Our New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys Today

If you or someone you love has suffered as the result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, please contact our skilled attorneys in New York City today. We can help you understand your rights and advise you as to the best course of action in your case.

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