A misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis of cancer (nearly any type) can be fatal or, at best, life-altering. It does happen, but that does not mean it is OK. Such errors cause thousands of deaths each year across the U.S. Claims of failure to diagnose all types of serious conditions and diseases make up about half of medical malpractice claims nationwide.
Early Detection and Proper Diagnosis of Cancer
This is critical to catching the disease in time, finding the right treatment and recovering in a healthy way. Many treatments depend on early detection, so it is important that all appropriate medical procedures are followed by the treating professional and that appropriate referrals are made if there is even a hint of a complex condition.
We can review the circumstances of the medical treatment with our experts to determine if cancer should have been diagnosed earlier. Failure to make a referral is another common error among general practitioners.
Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cancer are preventable errors, and if our team can prove departure from a recognized standard of care and causation by the medical professional (usually a primary care physician, radiologist, specialist or oncologist), you could have a case for medical malpractice.
We handle cases involving misdiagnosis of:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Breast cancer
- Brain cancer
- Lung cancer
The keyis linking the medical professional's mistake to specific injury or death. Our lawyers also handle cases of wrongful death that result from complications of cancer.
Get the Best Attorney Representation You Can Find
At Alvin F. de Levie & Associates, your case is handled personally by me, Alvin de Levie, and assisted by a team of superb attorneys. I have been representing victims of medical malpractice throughout Pennsylvania for over 30 years, and I consistently secure maximum compensation for my clients.
Call me at 844-777-2529 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. I can meet with you at your convenience, and I have offices in Philadelphia, State College, Clearfield, Lock Haven or Bellefonte.
We handle all upfront legal costs and bill on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid only if you recover compensation.