Pittsburgh Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Attorney
Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The doctor didn’t cause the cancer. The doctor didn’t do anything that made the tumor grow and spread. The error was not listening to a patient who said “something’s not right.” The error was not reading the signs, not following up, not giving the patient a chance.
Failure to diagnose cancer is one of the most common — and most tragic — forms of medical malpractice. By the time the cancer is properly diagnosed, the best opportunities to eradicate it have passed. The patient may have to endure aggressive, invasive treatment to fight the disease. Many times, the patient is already beyond medical help.
Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Cancer
If you believe that a physician was negligent in failing to detect cancer, we want to know about it. The Pittsburgh attorneys of Hal Waldman and Associates have handled medical malpractice cases across Pennsylvania, including cancer diagnosis claims. If we determine you have grounds for a lawsuit, our firm has the resources to represent you on a contingency fee basis.
Your cancer malpractice case matters to us. We care. We are on your side. Call or e-mail Hal Waldman and Associates in Pittsburgh to schedule a free conversation with a lawyer about your claim.
An Unforgivable Mistake
Many factors go into determining whether a failure to diagnose cancer constitutes medical negligence, such as the type of cancer, how fast it spreads, the delay in diagnosis, whether telltale symptoms were missed and whether medical professionals followed protocols.
Our skilled attorneys can review any case of failure to diagnose cancer, including:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Melanoma (skin cancer)
- Bone cancer
- Other cancers, including leukemia, mesothelioma, malignant brain tumors, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Compensation for Loss of a Chance
We work to prove that doctors could have and should have diagnosed the cancer at an earlier stage. We seek to hold physicians and hospitals accountable for the “loss of a chance” to beat the cancer, to extend life or to minimize the pain, risks and side effects of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.
We fight vigorously on behalf of cancer patients and their families for full and fair damages for medical treatment and palliative care, for pain and suffering, and for reduced life expectancy and quality of life. We also represent surviving family members of cancer victims in medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits.
To make an appointment for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your claim, call a Pittsburgh delayed diagnosis of cancer attorney of Hal Waldman and Associates at 412-338-1000 or use our online contact form.