Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Millions of people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and hundreds of thousands do not survive it. According to the National Cancer Institute, one out of every two people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime.
The good news is that many common types of cancers are readily treatable if caught soon enough. However, the critical window for catching the beginning stages of cancer is often narrow. Early detection and diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death.
When Common And Treatable Cancers End Up Killing
Unfortunately, doctors and health care providers sometimes fail to catch the early signs and symptoms of cancer. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you are likely wondering how a trained medical professional could have missed the seemingly obvious signs of such a devastating diagnosis.
The reality is that delayed and missed cancer diagnoses happen far more often than you would think.
Medical Malpractice Lawyer Pursuing Claims For Radiology Errors, Pathology Errors And Failure To Diagnose
At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we are intimately familiar with handling personal injury cases involving cancer misdiagnosis. With more than 30 years of experience, our medical malpractice lawyers have a proven track record of results. We have obtained well over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for personal injury cases.
Additionally, we readily tackle medical malpractice cases that other firms turn away. For example, a local law firm turned down a medical malpractice case that we took and resolved for more than $2 million. In another medical malpractice case referred by a local law firm, we obtained a $10 million verdict.
"I suffered a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice. My husband and I retained Jeff DeFrancisco to assist us in this case. We were extremely happy with his representation and highly recommend him." — Kelley R.
Commonly Overlooked Cancers
We handle cases involving all types of delayed and misdiagnoses, including those involving common cancers, including, but not limited to:
- Colon and Rectal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Skin cancer (melanomas)
- Prostate cancer
- Lung cancer
- Kidney (renal) cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Uterine cancer
Failure to Diagnose Cancer (a few examples)
$10,500,000 verdict for failure to diagnose cancer
$1,000,000 settlement for failure to diagnose cancer
$1,300,000 for failure to diagnose cancer
$1,000,000 settlement for failure to diagnose prostate cancer
$1,200,000 settlement for failure to diagnose breast cancer
Free Consultation · Syracuse Serious Injuries Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered from a doctor's failure to diagnose cancer, contact Syracuse-based lawyers at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers in New York. Call 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits.