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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers in New York State

Should your cancer have been diagnosed sooner? If so, you’re not alone. The only thing worse than learning you have cancer is learning it should have been diagnosed sooner.

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Early detection of cancer is critical. The sooner cancer is diagnosed, the higher the likelihood it will respond favorably to treatment, and even be cured. When a cancer diagnosis is delayed, the cancer will often spread, and be untreatable by the time of diagnosis.

Our team of experienced trial lawyers enjoy a distinguished track record of obtaining top-level verdicts and settlements for our clients who have fallen victim to a doctor’s failure to make a timely cancer diagnosis.  Our legal team works with some of the country’s preeminent medical experts to investigate and build your case to ensure optimal recoveries.

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There are many types of cancer that can be detected through routine medical “screening” or testing. Too often, medical providers fail to follow well-established national medical protocols, and fail to order simple tests that would lead to an early diagnosis, when our client’s cancer would have been curable. Doctors also often misread test results or fail to advise our clients that their test results were abnormal—leading to lengthy delays in making a diagnosis.

Too often, people are diagnosed with late-stage cancers that could and should have been detected in their early stages, but because their cancer wasn’t diagnosed earlier, they face the prospect of an early death, terrible physical and emotional pain and suffering, mounting medical expenses, all because a physician failed to recommend routine screening and testing, or misread a critical test.

Our team of trial lawyers and medical experts at Porter Law Group have extensive experience and a distinguished track record of success prosecuting these types of medical malpractice cases in New York, and we routinely hold physicians accountable for failing to take steps to identify and diagnose cancer in a timely manner, thereby denying our clients the benefit of available treatments, longer survival and, in many cases, a cure. Learning that you have cancer is hard enough, but learning that you were denied the opportunity for a treatment or cure because your doctor committed malpractice in New York is a fate that no person should have to endure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a late stage cancer in New York, and you have questions about whether it should have been diagnosed earlier, we can help you get answers.

Medical malpractice cases involving delayed cancer diagnoses routinely involve certain types of cancer which can and should be discovered through routine medical screening/testing as recommended by many authoritative medical bodies (including the American Cancer Society). The American Cancer Society publishes clear guidelines for physicians to follow with their patients for early detection and treatment of the following types of cancer:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer/Melanoma

You should call us if you or a loved one has been the victim of a late cancer diagnosis because your doctor:

  • Failed to order routine screening or testing prior to your diagnosis;
  • Ordered tests but never shared the results with you;
  • Misread test results;
  • Ignored your symptoms;
  • Failed to refer you to an appropriate specialist (e.g., gastroenterologist, gynecologist, endocrinologist, pulmonologist, urologist, dermatologist, or other specialist); or
  • Failed to consider your medical or family history.

Denying a patient the benefit of well-established screening and testing protocols constitutes gross medical malpractice. We rely upon some of the world’s foremost medical experts to thoroughly review and investigate your case, and our proven track record of success in this field proves that our approach works. We have sought out and obtained justice for individuals who could have and should have had their cancer discovered earlier, at a time when it was treatable or even curable. Visit our Recent Results page to see examples of the results we’ve obtained for our clients.

We know that a fatal or debilitating cancer, that could have been diagnosed earlier, can have a devastating effect on you and your family. If you or a loved one has been injured by this sort of medical malpractice in New York, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including: 

  • Past & future loss of income or earning capacity
  • Past & future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Physical and/or mental impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of spousal services
  • Wrongful death 
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer in New York, and your prognosis is poor or you have lost the opportunity to benefit from available treatments because your cancer was not diagnosed earlier, call Porter Law Group at 833-PORTER9, or email us at [email protected].
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