Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Cleveland Recover Compensation for Victims of Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
The best weapon in fighting cancer is early diagnosis
Learning that you or a family member has been diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming. But many types of cancer are curable, and many cancers that are not curable can be treated in a way that extends life for many, many years. Cancer is no longer the death sentence that it was several decades ago. Survival depends on the type of cancer and, typically, the “stage” of the cancer when it is diagnosed. Generally, the earlier cancer is detected, the better the prognosis. The Ohio medical malpractice attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm are always appalled at the senseless suffering that cancer patients must go through because of delayed cancer detection or diagnosis.
Delayed cancer diagnosis is medical negligence that costs the lives of innocent Ohio residents
Unfortunately, sometimes there is a considerable delay in the diagnosis of cancer. A tumor caused by cancer may be visible on a radiology study (such as a chest x-ray or a mammogram) but may not be recognized by the radiologist reading the film. Or, the radiologist may comment on an abnormal mass, but the physician who ordered the study may not review the radiology report or may fail to appreciate the possibility that the mass is cancer.
At The Eisen Law Firm, we have represented many people whose cancer was allowed to progress due to negligence. Some of those people survived but had to have limbs amputated. Most of those people died because the delay in diagnosing cancer was too great. These cases can be very challenging, especially proving that without the delay the patient would have survived. But by working with top-notch oncologists (cancer doctors) and surgeons, we have been able to put together strong cases and to obtain multiple seven-figure settlements and verdicts, including a $3.15 million dollar verdict for the family of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
In another case, a settlement was reached for the full amount of the physician’s insurance coverage when a physician’s failure to diagnose breast cancer resulted in a patient increased risk of death. The Eisen Law firm retained top-notch experts in gynecology and oncology, who stated that further testing would have resulted in prompt diagnosis and cure.
Schedule an appointment with one of our Cleveland malpractice attorneys today if you have suffered due to a delay in cancer diagnosis
Our Cleveland medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience in obtaining justice for the victims of doctors that did not properly diagnose cancer. Doctors know the importance of early cancer diagnoses, and you deserve compensation when your doctor endangers you. Call us today at 216-687-0900 to speak with one of our skilled lawyers or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.