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New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys

Negligence In Cancer Misdiagnosis CasesIf you or a loved one has suffered complications or injuries as a result of the misdiagnosis of cancer, or if you have lost a loved one as a result of the misdiagnosis of cancer, the experienced attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help. Our law firm has more than 30 years of experience in helping victims of medical malpractice obtain the justice and financial compensation that they deserve.

Our New York misdiagnosis lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience with all types of medical malpractice cases, including the misdiagnosis of cancer. We are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of our clients and helping them obtain the full compensation that they deserve.

What Is Cancer?

Cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer is defined as a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread by abnormal cells. If the spread of the abnormal cells is not properly and timely controlled, it can result in death. All types of cancer share one common characteristic – they are most successfully treated in the earliest stages. Regardless of what part of the body the cancer has originated, treatment is most effective if it is detected in its earliest stages.

As such, medical professionals have become more adept than ever in detecting cancer at its earliest stages. Various medical tools and procedures are routinely utilized to screen cancer. Some examples include mammograms, colonoscopies, pap smear, check x-rays, and fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs). If a healthcare professional fails to perform these and other tests in a timely manner, especially if the patient has a family or individual history of cancer, it may constitute medical malpractice.

How to Establish Negligence In Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases

Proving negligence is the heart of a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. In order to successfully bring such a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove that you suffered injuries or harm as a result of the negligence of the healthcare professional you are filing suit against. Proving negligence in these types of lawsuits is accomplished by proving that the medical professional failed to provide you with the same level of care that is reasonably expected in similar circumstances.

Proving negligence in a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit specifically requires you to prove the following:

  • The existence of a doctor-patient relationship between you and the medical professional you are filing suit against. This relationship establishes that the doctor had a duty to provide you with a certain level of care – known as the standard of care.
  • The physician was negligent. This means that you have to prove the doctor committed a breach of his duty by failing to meet the standard of care under similar circumstances.
  • The physician’s negligence or breach of duty caused your injuries.
  • The injuries you incurred resulted in damages, such as medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and any other expenses related to your injury.

In most medical malpractice cases, especially those involving a misdiagnosis of cancer, expert testimony is generally required to support a negligence claim. The expert will also discuss the standard of care under similar circumstances.

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we have the knowledge and financial resources to take any step necessary to establish the negligence of medical professionals responsible for the misdiagnosis of cancer in our clients. Our team of experienced NYC medical malpractice attorneys performs the painstaking tasks necessary to marshal key evidence to bring justice and obtain compensation for our clients.

Cancer Misdiagnosis in New York

All types of cancer can quickly and aggressively attack the body. Early detection provides patients with a better rate of beating the cancer and ultimately survival. If a healthcare professional fails to recognize the early signs and symptoms of cancer, the options for treatment and survival can drastically reduce.

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we are advocates for individuals in complicated cases involving cancer misdiagnosis. Our team of attorneys handles a wide range of cases involving:

  • Breast cancer misdiagnosis
  • Prostate cancer misdiagnosis
  • Lung cancer misdiagnosis
  • Bladder cancer misdiagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis of melanoma and other types of skin cancers
  • Kidney cancer misdiagnosis
  • Colon cancer misdiagnosis
  • Thyroid cancer misdiagnosis

New York Statute of Limitations for Stillbirth Lawsuits

When you are injured due to the negligence of another individual, you only have a limited amount of time to initiate a lawsuit to seek damages for your injuries. Cancer misdiagnosis cases are no different. In fact, under New York law, the statute of limitations is even more stringent. All actions for medical malpractice must be filed within 30 months of the date of the act resulting in your injuries.

Given the strict statute of limitations, it is imperative to immediately consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who specifically handles cancer misdiagnosis claims. Failing to commence legal action prior to the running of the statute may forever bar your claim and your ability to bring suit against the medical professionals responsible for your injuries.

Call an Experienced Anesthesia Error Lawyer

If you believe that you or a loved one is a victim of any type of cancer misdiagnosis or you have lost a loved one due to cancer misdiagnosis, you need to immediately call an experienced medical malpractice attorney to protect your legal rights and preserve your ability to seek compensation.

The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have over 30 years of experience in pursuing justice on behalf of individuals harmed by medical malpractice. Our legal team will take every step necessary to secure not only financial compensation but also accountability and justice during a time when you are most vulnerable.

For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced cancer misdiagnosis attorneys in New York, please call us at 1-800-529-9997 or fill out a New York Personal Injury Case Consultation form. We handle personal injury cases in New York and New Jersey.

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