Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Cancer is a serious health crisis. According to data from the National Cancer Institute, Approximately 34% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetimes.

The long-term prognosis for cancer varies widely — in some cases, the condition can be treated effectively, while in other cases, the outlook is poor.

Though, no matter the circumstances, an early diagnosis of cancer is exceptionally important. A proper, timely diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. Tragically, far too often, doctors do not diagnose cancer soon enough. This can lead to more medical bills, loss of quality of life, and in some cases, death.

At O'Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience handling failure to diagnose cancer claims. We are tireless advocates for patients and their families. If you suspect that your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer in time, contact our office today for a free, fully confidential initial consultation.

Types of Cancer Doctors Fail to Diagnose

There are more than 100 different types of cancer. With each of these conditions, the importance of early diagnosis and immediate medical intervention cannot be overstated. As an example, the National Breast Cancer Foundation notes that when breast cancer is caught early, it can generally be treated and removed. However, if a patient is not diagnosed in time, the cancer can spread. Unfortunately, doctors can fail to diagnose all types of cancer. The following are cases that we see most commonly:

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

How to Hold Doctors and Healthcare Providers Liable for Failure to Diagnose Cancer

New Jersey does not expect physicians or healthcare providers to be perfect. Indeed, if a doctor failed to diagnose cancer, they are not automatically liable for the victim’s damages. To hold a doctor or medical provider responsible for failure to diagnose cancer, you must be able to prove that the failed diagnosis was medical malpractice. Essentially, medical malpractice occurs when a patient suffers harm because of the negligence of a medical professional or healthcare provider.

In a failure to diagnose cancer claim, a patient must prove that the care they received (the diagnosis) was substandard. Further, they must prove that, as a result of receiving substandard care, they suffered actual harm. Put another way, patients are typically required to prove that the average medical professional or healthcare provider would have made an accurate, timely cancer diagnosis when placed under similar conditions.

Ultimately, all failure to diagnose cancer malpractice claims must always be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Our New Jersey failure to diagnose lawyers work closely with clients and medical experts to put together a strong and persuasive case that proves that the defendant’s negligence.   

Compensation Available to Victims and Their Loved Ones

In New Jersey, victims of medical malpractice are entitled to compensation for both economic and intangible damages. As was mentioned, failure to diagnose cancer may be the basis of a medical malpractice claim. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our skilled New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys know how to help patients and their families get justice and the full financial support that they deserve. Compensation may be available for:

  • Emergency room bills;
  • Other medical expenses;
  • Physical therapy;
  • Loss of current and future wages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Disfigurement;
  • Scarring;
  • Permanent impairments;
  • Reduced quality of life; and
  • Wrongful death damages.

Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Speak With Our Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorneys Today

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys are strong, committed advocates for patients and their families. Every patient deserves an accurate, timely diagnosis. Cancer needs to be caught early. We hold negligent doctors and healthcare providers accountable.

If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer in time, you may be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys have tried and settled many of these types of cases, and we are ready to help you today. To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.

Speak With Our Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorneys Today

If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer in time, you may be eligible for compensation. Our attorneys have tried and settled many of these types of cases, and we are ready to help you today. To schedule your free consultation, contact us online or call us at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.