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Misdiagnosis/ Delayed Diagnosis Of Cancer

Any delay in diagnosing cancer can have devastating, if not deadly, consequences. An illness that goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed causes you to lose valuable time. Life-saving treatment options and a chance for a cure become limited.

New York medical malpractice attorneys Josh Gillette and Janet Izzo serve as dedicated advocates at your side. They empower clients to become their advocates by having them take an active role in their claims.

We have handled cases for failure to timely diagnose and treat, failure to properly treat, failure to test properly, and all types of negligence regarding diagnosing and treating cancer. We have handled cases for many types of cancers, some of which are included below.

*Important change: After the passing of a recent New York State Statute, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases related to the negligent diagnosis or treatment of cancer is 2 ½ years from when the patient learned or should have learned, they had cancer.

Protect Your Rights Following A Delayed Diagnosis Of Cancer

Instead of waiting for a doctor’s telephone call, educate yourself on both your medical and legal options. Protect your health. Protect your rights with a call to our Syracuse-based law firm. We handle cases regarding all types of cancers, which include:

  • Colon cancer — Colon cancer is curable thanks to medical advances and timely diagnosis from an oncologist. Failing to diagnose or misdiagnosing colon cancer can result in a range of medical issues from a colostomy bag to the disease advancing outside of the colon.
  • Cervical cancer — Historically, women have relied on receiving test results from a pap smear. When a physician does not follow up with results, they presume a clean bill of health. Being your own advocate requires you to proactively seek test results to see if you have cervical cancer. From there, you need to take the legal steps necessary to file a claim within the statute of limitations.
  • Breast cancer — Sadly, breast health clinics and medical imaging groups are more famous for their false negatives and other errors. Unreliable mammogram testing (recommended for women every two years) within certain segments of the population can have devastating and life-changing consequences.
  • Kidney cancer – When a patient visits a doctor or health care provider complaining of symptoms associated with kidney cancer, and the doctor fails to investigate further or run tests to rule out the potentially deadly disease, major consequences can result.
  • Prostate cancer – Since prostate cancer progresses very slowly, warning symptoms may never appear until it is too late. Physicians must use the utmost care when properly evaluating patients for any signs or symptoms that may indicate the possibility of prostate cancer.
  • Lung cancer – A failure to diagnose lung cancer early in its progression could mean the loss of time to provide valuable, life-saving treatments. 
  • Gastrointestinal cancer – Every year, over 26,000 people in the United States receive a gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis. One of the harmful agents responsible for this disease is asbestos. 

At Gillette & Izzo Law Office, you are an important part of our legal team. Educating yourself and documenting your test results can help you make informed decisions. Those facts can also strengthen a cancer misdiagnosis claim should you be diagnosed with cancer in the future.

Do Not Wait To Let An Experienced Lawyer Answer Your Questions

Get your questions answered by an attorney experienced handling cancer misdiagnoses. We offer a free initial consultation at our Syracuse office. Schedule your consultation today by filling out our intake form or calling Gillette & Izzo Law Office at 315-421-1000.

We handle cases involving a misdiagnosis or delayed cancer diagnosis on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay legal fees if we successfully recover compensation in your case.

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