Pittsburgh Misdiagnosis Of Bladder Cancer Lawyers
Accomplished Medical Malpractice Lawyers Hold Doctors Accountable For Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis
According to the American Cancer Society, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men. They estimate that, in the United States in 2020, there will be approximately 81,400 new cases of bladder cancer and it will cause 17,980 deaths. Early detection of bladder cancer affords the patient the greatest number of available treatment options.
When a doctor misdiagnoses bladder cancer, the impact on the patient can be significant. Medical malpractice lawyers at Berger & Lagnese, LLC understand the life-changing affect medical negligence can have on an individual’s life. Our accomplished medical malpractice lawyers hold doctors accountable for bladder cancer misdiagnosis, successfully recovering just compensation for patients who have suffered harm.
Recover Just Compensation For Your Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Claim For Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis
If you or a loved one experienced a bladder cancer misdiagnosis, you are protected under personal injury law. Personal injury law protects those who have been harmed due to another person or entity’s negligent actions, including medical negligence. Injured victims may file a claim of medical malpractice to recover compensation for their losses, which include — but are not limited to — any of the following damages:
- Doctor bills
- Bills for medical treatment
- Bills for hospital stays
- Lost income due to time away from work
- Lost future earning capacity
- Cost of future medical expenses that are a result of the medical negligence
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Physical suffering
- Emotional suffering
- The loss of one’s life enjoyment
When losses do not have an exact monetary value, such as the loss of one’s life enjoyment or physical and emotional pain and suffering, the courts will estimate and assign a monetary value. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer will consult with you to discuss what type of monetary compensation you may be entitled to receive for your medical misdiagnosis.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Hold Doctors Accountable For Misdiagnosis Of Bladder Cancer In Pittsburgh And Throughout Pennsylvania
When a doctor’s negligent actions cause harm, the injured party may file a claim of medical malpractice to hold the doctor accountable for the harm they sustained. The injured party can file a medical malpractice claim against a doctor, hospital, nurse, medical worker, medical facility, or other health-care professionals.
Negligent medical care may be exhibited by a variety of behaviors, including a failure to test a patient, an omission inpatient care, a medical misdiagnosis, providing care that is less than adequate, providing poor medical treatment, or failing to appropriately care for a patient after the patient is discharged.
If you or a loved one is considering filing a claim of medical malpractice for a misdiagnosis of bladder cancer, your claim must meet the established criteria in order to be valid. Those criteria include the following:
- Standard of care for patient was violated
- Patient injuries sustained must have been caused by negligence
- Patient injuries must result in significant damages
The medical malpractice claims process can be overwhelming and making a determination as to whether your bladder cancer misdiagnosis constitutes medical negligence can be difficult.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we offer a free case evaluation with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys to determine whether you have the basis for a medical malpractice claim.
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Medical Malpractice Claim In Pennsylvania For My Medical Misdiagnosis Of Bladder Cancer?
Every state has legal deadlines for filing a medical malpractice claim. These deadlines are called “statutes of limitations” and they vary from one state to another, and they also differ based on the type of claim that is being filed.
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years for personal injury claims. This deadline applies to a claim of medical malpractice for a misdiagnosis of bladder cancer. Under the law, this time frame begins when the medical malpractice occurred or at the point in time when the patient became aware that they were harmed by their doctor’s negligence. This two-year window can also kick in at the point in time that the patient should reasonably have been aware that a medical misdiagnosis of bladder cancer occurred.
The state of Pennsylvania limits the amount of time that an individual may have to file a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice claims may not be filed after seven years from the time the medical malpractice took place, or seven years from the time the patient should have been aware that the harm was inflicted. Pennsylvania allows one exception to this time limit and that is in cases where a foreign object has been left inside of a patient.
If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a doctor’s misdiagnosis of bladder cancer and you are concerned you may not meet Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice claim, it is best to consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice claims filed outside of Pennsylvania’s legal time limits will be dismissed by the courts.
Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers Advocate On Behalf Of Patients Harmed By A Misdiagnosis Of Bladder Cancer
If you or a loved one was harmed by a doctor’s misdiagnosis of bladder cancer, let us help.
At Berger & Lagnese, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA our medical malpractice lawyers are committed to fighting on behalf of those patients who were harmed by a medical misdiagnosis, with a demonstrated track record of successfully recovering compensation for the losses they sustained.
The attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC — Joshua Berger, Paul Lagnese, and David M. Paul — have each been practicing law for close to 30 years. We are dedicated to holding the at-fault parties responsible for their medical negligence. To help you make the most informed decision regarding your bladder cancer misdiagnosis, our firm offers a free confidential case evaluation with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case. We will assess the merits of your medical malpractice claim, discuss the options for recovering compensation, explain the claims process, and answer your questions. Schedule your free evaluation today.