Failure to Diagnose Cancer Claims in NYC

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When you visit your doctor, the understanding is that he or she will be reasonably able to correctly diagnose your symptoms and provide a course of treatment. When it comes to cancer, early detection is often an invaluable part of the treatment process. Failure to diagnose can limit treatment options or the efficacy of those options. When a doctor misses obvious signs of cancer and you suffer as a result, you need answers and accountability from those who failed to do their jobs.

We have seen many cases where a patient’s cancer was missed due to a doctor’s:

  • Lack of necessary experience
  • Mistaking cancer for another condition
  • Failure to pay close enough attention to the symptoms

Cancer Misdiagnosis & Your Rights Under the Law

Doctors have a legal responsibility to follow standards of care when diagnosing patients. When they fail to meet this responsibility, it can put people at risk of greater injury. Our attorneys represent people who have suffered harm due to the failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of cancer, including:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Melanoma and skin cancer
  • Lung cancer and mesothelioma
  • Other types of cancer and serious conditions

Our lawyers believe in only taking medical malpractice cases when we believe our clients have a legitimate hope of receiving compensation. To that end, our firm works with medical experts to thoroughly review every case, so we determine whether pursuing a claim is in the best interests of our clients. When it is, you can trust that our firm will use our resources and experience to work towards the best possible outcome.

Talk With a Lawyer About Your Situation — Call (212) 577-9325

If you believe that the failure to diagnose cancer symptoms was the result of negligence, contact The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., to learn more about your options. Our New York City medical malpractice attorneys can help you choose the best strategy for your situation. Whether our clients would be best served by a verdict award or a negotiated settlement, our firm is here to meet our clients’ vital needs.

Located in Manhattan and serving clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester, we are prepared to help you recover the damages you deserve. Seek help from an aggressive ally who won’t settle for less than your best outcome.

Let us help you pursue justice. Our firm offers free consultations to determine your next step.