If you are reading this page, it is likely that you or someone you love is fighting a battle with cancer. Possibly, your loved one lost their life to the illness and you are looking for answers.
Let us help.
At the Weitz Firm, we know this is a difficult time for you. Early detection and treatment of cancer are so important in fighting the disease. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors fail to notice the cancer before it is too late, not because the disease was too aggressive, but because they did not perform their jobs at a high standard of care.
When you need a Norristown failure to diagnose and treat cancer attorney, we are here for you.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 600,000 annually. That is why it is so important that it is detected early.
The World Health Organization says that, “Early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment.”
But what happens when a doctor fails to diagnose cancer?
Consider this: medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US. Johns Hopkins researchers found that diagnosing errors accounted for the largest fraction of medical malpractice claims and the most severe patient harm.
When a patient goes to a doctor with a set of symptoms, it is that doctor’s job to get to the bottom of what is causing the problem. If they fail to perform necessary cancer screening tests, even if a patient’s symptoms call for them, they are putting their patient’s life in jeopardy.
Failing to detect cancer early can lead to a patient having to undergo more aggressive forms of treatment once the cancer is discovered.
In the worst-case scenario, a patient may lose their life because a doctor failed to diagnose their cancer.
The average cost of treating cancer can rise above $150,000 per year. It can cost even more if aggressive forms of treatment are necessary.
The costs of failing to diagnose cancer and treat it early are more than just monetary. They go beyond the hospital bills. These are emotional costs that are put on the patient and their families.
When you went to the doctor, you expected them to do what they were trained to do. A failure to diagnose cancer can completely rearrange your life. We know this is not the battle you wanted, neither the cancer or a lawsuit.
You have options. If you are the patient, The Weitz Firm wants to help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering as well as assistance for your medical expenses. If you have lost a family member to cancer, we will work on recovering compensation through a wrongful death claim.