When A Failure To Diagnose Cancer Affects Your Family
A cancer diagnosis is a shocking event. After the tests, second opinions and the development of a treatment plan, questions may set in. Could the cancer have been detected earlier? Did my doctor initially miss something? If the cancer was diagnosed earlier, would my outlook be better?
In all forms of cancer, early detection is the absolute key to successful treatment. If you suspect that there were earlier signs of cancer that your health care providers failed to spot, then you may have a valid medical malpractice or medical negligence claim based on the doctor’s failure to properly diagnose the condition.
Successful Medical Malpractice Attorneys In Connecticut
For more than 30 years, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has fought for financial compensation on behalf of people injured in accidents or due to medical malpractice. We have a remarkable record of achieving successful settlements and verdicts in cases involving a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer.
In cases where our client suspects a failure to diagnose the cancer early, we must engage in a thorough review of all available medical records. Our attorneys perform this review in-house, and we also enlist assistance from a network of medical experts. After the records review is complete, we are able to provide a thorough assessment of the patient’s legal options, including whether we believe that a viable claim exists for medical malpractice based on failure to diagnose.
Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., recently resolved a lawsuit based on a failure to diagnose claim on behalf of a 61-year-old woman with lung cancer. After we showed that doctors failed to spot the cancer in a pre-surgical screening x-ray, we were able to settle the case on our client’s behalf for $1 million. Read more about our recent settlements and jury verdicts.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources available to handle a wide range of medical malpractice cases involving late diagnosis of cancer, including:
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer via mammograms or inattention to persistent lumps
- Failure to diagnose lung cancer via x-rays or PET scans
- Failure to diagnose cervical cancer via Pap smears
- Failure to diagnose prostate cancer based on inattention to Prostate Specific Antigens (PSA) levels
- Failure to diagnose colon cancer based on failure to address symptoms or perform a colonoscopy
Contingency Fees ∙ Free Consultations
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.