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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Victims of Doctors Who Failed to Diagnose Cancer in Pittsburgh or Anywhere Else in Western PA

When cancer goes undiagnosed, appropriate care is delayed, sometimes to the point where treatment is too late because the cancer has spread. In such cases, the patient often dies or is subjected to much more painful treatment than would have been the case had the cancer been diagnosed initially. When the cause of the failure to diagnose the cancer is the negligence of the medical professionals involved, patients or their families may be eligible for compensation for their expenses, losses, and pain and suffering.

Unfortunately, being eligible for compensation and actually receiving it are very different matters. It is critical to work with a lawyer who understands both the medical and the legal issues involved in your Pennsylvania failure to diagnose cancer case. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, our Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers have a more than 40-year history of obtaining significant verdicts and settlements for clients who were injured or whose loved ones died because of the negligence of a medical provider, including clients whose cancer was not properly diagnosed by a doctor. We have the knowledge and experience to build a strong case for compensation that holds the responsible parties accountable for your injuries or loss. To learn how we can help you, call today and schedule a free consultation.

Common Types of Cancer That Pittsburgh Doctors Fail to Diagnose

Although physicians can fail to diagnose any type of cancer, some cancers appear more frequently on lists of cancers that often go undiagnosed. These include cancers of the:

Not ordering the correct tests is the main reason that doctors fail to diagnose cancers such as these. However, other factors may also lead to a failure to diagnose. A doctor might not ask the right questions during the patient work-up. The radiologist may misread the images from x-rays, MRIs, and scans. Problems with the patient’s records, misreading test results, and problems at the lab where blood and other samples were analyzed can all result in a failure to diagnose cancer.

The Consequences of a Failure to Diagnose Cancer in Pennsylvania

Patients whose cancer was not diagnosed may die prematurely. They may need extraordinary and debilitating treatment. Treatments for advanced cancers can include very expensive procedures that may not be covered by insurance. In many instances, the treatments, rather than the cancer itself, could prevent people from working and result in serious financial hardship. The stress and anxiety caused by a failure to diagnose cancer can be overwhelming.

Why Hire Our Pittsburgh Law Firm After a Failure to Diagnose Cancer?

The Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC have won millions of dollars for victim of medical malpractice, including clients whose cancer went undiagnosed. Our success is based in part on the diligence and determination that characterizes our approach to difficult medical negligence cases. We investigate each case thoroughly, deposing witnesses and obtaining medical records to get the information needed to support your medical malpractice claim. We consult with medical experts to pinpoint the negligence that resulted in the failure to diagnose. We work with economists and vocational specialists to determine the financial impact of the failure to diagnose on your life and family.

Our attorneys are highly regarded and are listed by several national attorney rating services. We have achieved AV ratings – the highest rating possible – for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards from Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, attorneys at the firm appear in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania. They are also listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for medical malpractice.

Contact a Skilled Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney to Handle Your Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case

Contact our Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers today to learn about your legal options after failure to diagnose cancer caused you harm or the death of a loved one. Call us today or contact us online. Berger & Lagnese, LLC charges no attorney’s fees unless we win the case.

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