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Failure or Delay in Cancer Diagnosis Attorneys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nationwide

Cancer is the most devastating disease of our time, and it knows no prejudice in taking or diminishing the lives of millions of Americans from all walks of life every year.

When cancer is misdiagnosed or diagnosed late, effective treatment may be intensive or impossible. The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik have decades of experience helping victims of cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions and recover the financial compensation they need for medical expenses.

The Importance of Early Cancer Diagnosis

Time is of the essence when dealing with cancer. Failure to diagnose and treat cancer in its early stages allows the cancer to spread and can limit treatment options as the cancer increases in severity.

A misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancer can necessitate more aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatment, which may also adversely impact a patient’s health.

Although not all instances of cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis are due to medical negligence, there are a number of mistakes healthcare providers can make when you seek their expertise in determining whether your symptoms are related to cancer.

Errors in Cancer Diagnosis

There are a number of factors related to human error that can contribute to a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancer including:

  • Dismissing or ignoring symptoms and related causes
  • Improper or inadequate testing
  • Lab mistakes
  • Misreading the results of X-rays, mammograms or other tests
  • Failing to report or act on the results of X-rays, mammograms or other tests
  • Using faulty diagnostic equipment

If you or a family member were unable to pursue timely treatment of cancer due to a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, please contact the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Golomb & Honik for a no-cost case evaluation. We welcome clients from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide.

Golomb & Honik

215.985.9177 | 855.889.5389

1515 Market Street , Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102