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Misdiagnosed Cancer Malpractice

Cancer may be misdiagnosed as a result of medical malpractice. This delay in diagnosis can mean that treatable cancers have become more difficult to treat or become untreatable. When this happens, victims of cancer misdiagnosis need to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney

The failure to properly diagnose cancer can be caused by:

  • Failure to perform a diagnostic test
  • Delaying a biopsy
  • Delaying a bone scan
  • Delaying a blood test
  • Ignoring the patient's complaints
  • Failing to schedule a follow up appointment
  • Misinterpreting test results
  • Failing to recognize a tumor
  • Lost or switched lab results
  • Misreading x-rays, CT scans or MRI studies
  • Failure to refer the patient to a specialist

Cancer Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Experience

For over 40 years the Medical malpractice attorneys at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP have been representing victims of cancer misdiagnosis.

Cancer Malpractice Claims-Case Studies

Our attorneys have been retained to investigate and prosecute cases of cancer misdiagnosis in which a physician fails to realize the seriousness of a lump in the breast, complaints of rectal discomfort or bleeding, or changes in weight. Instead of promptly taking a biopsy, performing scans to see if any internal lesions are present, or taking blood samples, a patient is dismissed and sent home with the lost opportunity for life-saving cancer treatment.

Our attorneys have successfully handled cases where women with a  lump in their breast were not given prompt biopsies and were improperly reassured that there was no cause for concern. In one instance, even though the patient complained of a bloody discharge from her nipple, she was sent home with an improper diagnosis of infection without any important testing or follow-up. The failure to test for cancer deprived our client of a chance for a cure.

Consult with an Experienced New York Malpractice Attorney if you believe that cancer was not timely diagnosed

If you believe you or a family member has been seriously injured from medical malpractice, medical error, or neglect by a doctor, hospital, nurse, clinic, nursing home or other health care provider, you can contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP.  You can call us toll free at 1 (866) 272-4652 for a no obligation consultation.

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Partners Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen each have spent over 40 years in the area of medical malpractice litigation.
Michael is board-certified* in the area of medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and serves on their board of directors.
Michael has taught courses in medical malpractice as well as trial practice techniques at St. John’s University School of Law.
Shana and Michael have been invited to lecture at hospitals and to patient groups about medical malpractice issues. Both have served as members of the New York State Supreme Court medical malpractice review panels.

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