A failure to diagnose cancer can lead to serious medical complications and death. Doctors who fail to follow standard treatment protocols in conducting tests, collecting patient information, or following up on suspicious symptoms can be held liable for failing to diagnose cancer.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Amtman, we consult oncologists, radiologists, and other medical experts in reviewing the actions and decisions of doctors in failure to diagnose cancer cases. We review patient medical records to determine if there were family or genetic markers that should have led to additional testing and screening – especially in breast cancer cases where a patient has a history of Cowden syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, or Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome and a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.
If you’ve suffered significant medical complications or have lost a family member due to a failure to diagnose cancer, contact medical malpractice lawyer Jeffrey I. Amtman today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
The personal injury law office of Jeffrey I. Amtman recovers financial damages for clients in cases involving the following kinds of late or missed cancer diagnoses:
Most doctors will deny wrongdoing in missed cancer diagnosis cases. Often, experts for their insurer will argue certain symptoms are consistent with any number of conditions and that your doctor didn’t have a reason to suspect cancer in your case. As your attorney, Jeffrey I. Amtman works closely with experts who carefully review your medical history, your medical records, and what your doctor did or failed to do.
In some cases, HMO guidelines may be responsible for a doctor’s decision not to undertake more invasive or thorough testing. In other instances, a doctor may mistakenly believe your symptoms are consistent with a viral infection and fail to undertake any testing. We expose these kinds of negligence and demand compensation for our clients.
We understand the issues involved in missed or late cancer diagnosis cases. We have access to the kinds of medical experts needed to demonstrate negligence on your doctor’s part. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact medical malpractice attorney Jeffrey I. Amtman today.