Failure to Diagnose Cancer

New York Failure To Diagnose Cancer Attorneys Failure to Diagnose Cancer

A physician's failure to diagnose cancer in a timely manner can result in permanent injury, including the increased likelihood of recurrence and/or death. If a physician fails to timely diagnose or fails to properly treat cancer in patient, there may be a basis to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The most important factor in fighting cancer is early detection. However, since the symptoms for various types of cancer often mimic other conditions, physicians sometimes overlook key indicators and fail to order appropriate tests. Physicians have PSA tests, mammograms and biopsies at their disposal to detect the presence of cancer.

In other instances, doctors may misread the the results of an imaging test or biopsy. If the appropriate diagnosis is not made in time, the delay can lessen the effectiveness of any treatment, or can lead to a patient's untimely wrongful death.

The White Plains, New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC represent victims of medical malpractice who have suffered injuries or died as the result of a physician's failure to diagnose cancer.

We handle cases involving the failure to diagnose all kinds of cancer, including the following:

  • breast cancer
  • colon cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • uterine cancer
  • testicular cancer
  • skin cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • thyroid cancer
  • leukemia
  • lymphoma
  • stomach cancer
  • rectal cancer
  • bladder cancer
  • kidney cancer.
Protect Your Rights

You may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim if your physician:

  • Failed to make the correct diagnosis in a timely manner;
  • Failed to order appropriate diagnostic tests;
  • Failed to properly interpret test results;
  • Failed to take an adequate medical or family history;
  • Failed to order treatment in a timely manner;
  • Prescribed improper treatment;
  • Misdiagnosed the cancer; and/or
  • Failed to read test results properly.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice involving the failure to diagnose cancer, contact Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC now for a free consultation. For a sampling of our firm's recent results obtained for medical malpractice victims, please click here.

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