Cancer is increasingly becoming one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Thus, the role of oncologists in patient care is perhaps more important than ever.

Unfortunately, sometimes, patients don’t receive the treatment they need because oncologists are negligent. Do you believe this has this happened to you or a loved one in the Chester County, Pennsylvania area?

Review your case with a Chester County oncology malpractice attorney at the Weitz Firm, LLC if so. We’ll determine if you have grounds to seek financial compensation for your losses by filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.

Chester County Oncology Malpractice Cases: Important Information

An oncologist has many duties. They include:

  • Identifying the signs of cancer
  • Diagnosing the type of cancer a patient may have
  • Developing a treatment plan
  • Accounting for a patient’s medical history
  • Ordering diagnostic tests

At any stage, an oncologist can make mistakes. Sometimes, these errors constitute unreasonably negligence. Victims or their surviving loved ones may be eligible for financial compensation when an oncologist makes such mistakes.

Common Forms of Oncology Malpractice

Oncology malpractice can take several potential forms. They include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Failure to order necessary tests
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to provide treatment in a timely manner
  • Chemotherapy errors
  • Misinterpretation of diagnostic tests
  • Surgical errors
  • Misidentifying a malignant tumor as a benign tumor
  • Not properly warning a patient about treatment side effects or risks
  • Failure to obtain informed consent before performing surgery
  • Inadequately monitoring a patient’s treatment progress

That’s not a comprehensive list. If you’re not sure whether your case qualifies as an example of oncology malpractice, meet with an attorney. The experts at our Chester County oncology malpractice law firm will help you better understand your legal options.

How a Chester County Oncology Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Oncology malpractice can result in a patient’s death. Even when this doesn’t happen, oncology malpractice can allow a patient to experience major health problems that could have been avoided had they received proper treatment earlier.

If you’ve been a victim of an oncologist’s negligence or you’ve lost a loved one because an oncologist was careless, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for medical bills, lost income, funeral expenses, and other such losses.

You can seek the compensation you deserve by filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Because these cases are often very complex, it’s wise to hire an attorney when taking legal action. A Chester County oncology malpractice lawyer at the Weitz Firm, LLC can assist you by:

  • Investigating the circumstances to gather evidence showing a medical professional was unreasonably negligent
  • Establishing a link between an oncologist’s negligence and your health complications or a loved one’s death
  • Determining approximately how much compensation you may deserve
  • Negotiating for a proper settlement or pursuing damages in court

At the Weitz Firm, LLC, we understand that oncology malpractice can have severe consequences. We’re prepared to help victims hold negligent doctors accountable when their carelessness results in harm to patients. Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240 to schedule your consultation.

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