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When you or your family member has cancer symptoms, you expect your physician to provide an accurate diagnosis in a relatively short period. Receiving an incorrect or substantially delayed diagnosis may contribute to significant pain, disfigurement, disabilities or quality of life concerns.
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If you believe that you or a member of your family is a victim of cancer malpractice, you may have legal recourse. Learn how cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis cases typically work and discover how cancer malpractice lawyers can assist you.
What to Know About Cancer Malpractice Cases
If you're considering filing a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit, it's helpful to understand how the process works and what to expect. Take a look at some commonly asked questions to learn more about this type of case.
What Is Cancer Malpractice?
Cancer malpractice occurs when a doctor incorrectly diagnoses any type of cancer or when the patient receives the correct diagnosis after an unreasonably long time. Cancer misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences, such as chronic pain, permanent impairment and even death.
How Do I Know If My Doctor Was Negligent?
No matter how incompetent your medical team may be, it's important to know that not every mistake constitutes negligence. To determine if you experienced a cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, our legal team reviews these issues:
- Your doctor failed to listen to you, review your medical history or identify symptoms. For example, your doctor may have neglected to order a test to examine your symptoms or failed to process the test results correctly.
- Your doctor's actions led to injuries that had financial costs. For example, your doctor's negligence may have caused your cancer to spread, resulting in you having to take substantial time off work and ultimately losing your job.
How Much Compensation Could I Get?
The potential settlement amount varies significantly from case to case. Many cancer misdiagnosis survivors are eligible to receive compensation for related financial losses. These expenses include costs that you can easily document and measure, such as:
- Doctor and hospital bills related to your treatment, including existing and future bills
- Lost income due to taking time off from work and experiencing reduced earning potential
- Medications, medical devices and medical equipment for your cancer treatment
- Emergency transportation to your hospital or doctor's office
In many cases, settlements also cover non-economic damages. Because these expenses don't cover bills or other easily measurable amounts, settlements may differ. Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Pain, suffering and emotional distress
- Decreased quality of life
How a Cancer Malpractice Lawyer Can Help With Your Case
Like many medical malpractice cases, cancer misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis cases can be quite complex. To obtain a positive verdict, medical malpractice firms have to prove that your doctor, who had a duty of care to you, failed to treat you appropriately. Attorneys also have to demonstrate that you experienced injuries as a result of this failure and that those injuries led to losses or damages.
To pursue this type of case successfully, you need a skilled legal team of experienced cancer malpractice lawyers and expert witnesses. When you want to recover the compensation you deserve, it's important to entrust your case to a firm like Janet, Janet & Suggs.
Locations We Serve
Our cancer malpractice lawyers have handled misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis cases nationwide. Altogether, our attorneys are licensed to practice in almost a dozen states, including:
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Washington, D.C.
If you reside outside of these states, Janet, Janet & Suggs may still be able to represent you. Our attorneys have received court approval to practice in several other states across the country.
Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs For Your Cancer Malpractice Case
When you partner with a firm like Janet, Janet & Suggs, you can rest easy, knowing you have a trusted ally on your side. In fact, we approach all of our clients with the same personal care and compassion we would for our own families.
In over 40 years of experience pursuing high-level cases, JJS has recovered tens of millions of dollars in cancer misdiagnosis verdicts and settlements for our clients. These cases have involved both delayed diagnoses and misdiagnoses of breast, lung, prostate and other types of cancer.
Although our prior results can't guarantee future settlements, you can rest assured that the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs will remain committed to getting the best possible results for your case. Set up a complimentary legal consultation with our medical malpractice firm today and find out how to take the first step toward getting the compensation you deserve.