Failure To Diagnose Cancer Lawyer
New York Failure To Diagnose Cancer Attorney
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Failure to diagnose cancer is a common type of medical negligence. If you believe that your health care provider missed the early signs of cancer due to medical negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact New York failure to diagnose lawyer Mark L. Bodner for a free consultation.
Failure To Diagnose Cancer
When it comes to treating cancer, time is of the essence. The later a cancer is diagnosed, the more difficult it is to treat. Yet, despite the advances of modern medicine, health care providers often fail to diagnose cancer at an early stage. Unfortunately, the failure to diagnose cancer can be a result of medical negligence.
Examples of Medical Negligence That Can Result In The Failure to Diagnose Cancer
- Failure to order proper tests
- Failure to heed patient’s complaints
- Misinterpretation of test results
- Delay in referring patient to medical specialists
Consequences of Failing To Diagnose Cancer
A patient’s quality of life and survival depend on how early the diagnosis of cancer is made. A failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner can have devastating consequences including:
- Progression of the cancer to a more advanced stage
- Shortened life expectancy
Common Types of Undiagnosed Cancer
Below are some common types of cancers that can be successfully treated in their early stages yet are commonly missed due to medical negligence:
- Breast Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Renal-Kidney Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Skin Cancer
Living With A Failure To Diagnose Cancer
A failure to diagnose cancer can have a range of outcomes, including progression of the cancer and death. In cases where the patient survives, the victim and their family may have to adapt to a new way of living and wages may be lost. A highly competent team of physicians, nurses, therapists and counselors may be needed to assist in the victim’s recovery. And while some individuals do return to their pre-cancer way of living, others struggle with permanent disability, chronic pain and suffering and shorter life spans. In cases where the victim dies, the family is left with the loss of a loved one as well as the loss of financial support, funeral and medical expenses, loss of inheritance, and if children are involved, the loss of nurture and guidance from their deceased parent. A competent medical negligence lawyer can help you fight for your rights to obtain financial compensation.
Failure To Diagnose Cancer Settlements
Mark L. Bodner is a New York failure to diagnose lawyer who has successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact of a failure or delayed diagnosis of cancer. He is familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of the law, and draws on his extensive experience in medical negligence to represent his clients in and out of the courtroom. Mr. Bodner has successfully negotiated record verdicts for his clients -- proof positive of his superior representation and effectiveness.
If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of a failure to diagnose cancer, call Mark L. Bodner at 212-486-3000 or click here to send an email. We will respond promptly.
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