What to Do About Negligent Delay in Cancer Diagnosis
At the Pittsburgh law firm of Richards & Richards, our medical malpractice attorneys help people understand their rights and pursue their claims for wrongful death or personal injury damages related to negligence on the part of a physician or hospital. Contact our office for a free consultation to learn about your legal options in a case of delay in the diagnosis of cancer.
Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Can Be a Fatal Mistake
It's hard to know how many cancer fatalities could have been avoided if a proper diagnosis of a malignancy had been made in time to save the patient's life. What makes many forms of cancer dangerous is the risk that it will spread through the body and attack tissues or organs that are especially vulnerable or difficult to treat. A timely diagnosis can be just as important as an accurate diagnosis to save a patient's life.
The lawyers of Richards & Richards know how to analyze and assess the likelihood that a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer could have been avoided if your doctors had taken reasonable care to identify the condition.
Once we have determined that medical negligence was an important factor in a cancer-related disability or death, we work with nationally prominent medical experts whose professional opinions as to negligence, causation and damages will be essential to the success of your case.
We advise and represent clients in both severe personal injury claims and Pennsylvania wrongful death litigation related to delay in the diagnosis of cancer in such situations as the following:
- Bone cancer or sarcoma
- Skin cancer or melanoma
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Pediatric cancer
Failure to diagnose and treat cancer in time to make a difference is usually a claim against a radiologist, primary care doctor or internal medicine physician. Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney Veronica Richards has an impressive record of success for her clients in each of these areas.
For a free consultation and evaluation of your case, contact Richards & Richards in Pittsburgh.Print Page