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Missed Cancer Diagnosis Lawyer in Philadelphia

The cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at The Villari Firm have two decades of experience fighting for patients’ rights. Our respected team seeks out justice for victims of negligence or carelessness. We’ve successfully recovered over $125 million in settlements for our various personal injury and medical malpractice clients.

If a doctor misdiagnosed or delayed your or a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, call our cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at (215) 600-1363.

If you suspect that you received substandard medical care, call (215)-600-1363 or contact us online. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case.

Missed Cancer Diagnosis Lawsuits

A cancer diagnosis is a devastating and life-changing event. Even worse, a missed, delayed, or incorrect diagnosis can have catastrophic results. Cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits help victims pursue justice, not just compensation, due to the harm that results either because of negligence or incompetence. If you would like to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer about your missed cancer diagnosis, reach out to the Villari Firm today.

What a Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer Does

The primary focus of a cancer misdiagnosis lawyer is to help you pursue justice in your unique case. Our team of attorneys first listen to you explain the life-changing events that resulted from your misdiagnosis. We then analyze the facts of your case, consult with our respected experts, and work directly with you to develop the best possible strategy for your case. At every step of the process, we are with you and fighting for your rights.

How to Know If You Have a Misdiagnosed Cancer Case

The critical factor to analyze is, did the misdiagnosis lead to harm? Was the cancer undiagnosed, undetected, or incorrectly diagnosed? Were there delays or errors such as the doctor failing to order the standard tests that would be consistent with symptoms, or prescribing a medication that did not work, and failing to follow up or misreading test(s)? These events can lead to harm to the victim. Our team of respected misdiagnosis lawyers helps you determine your best strategy based on your case’s unique facts and circumstances.

Compensation for Cancer Misdiagnosis

While nothing undoes the harm and suffering experienced due to a cancer misdiagnosis, you can seek damages that address past and future expenses and bring closure to the matter. Recoveries in successful cases can be significant

Common examples of damages are:

  • Past/Future Medical Expenses 
  • Lost Wages both past and future
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Other Non-Economic Damages such as loss of ability to enjoy quality of life or lifestyle

Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers

Some of the most common cancers that get misdiagnosed include:

  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer

Doctors may misdiagnose these cancers as some other illness or condition. When that happens, you may have grounds to file a missed cancer diagnosis lawsuit.

Statute of Limitations on Missed Cancer Diagnoses in Pennsylvania

In general, there is a 2-year Statute of Limitations to file a medical malpractice action in Pennsylvania. While it may seem simple to calculate, it can be quite complex in reality. The best rule of thumb is to seek an experienced attorney to review your case with you as soon as you suspect you or a family member may have been a victim of malpractice.

Missed Cancer Diagnosis FAQ

A missed cancer diagnosis can be highly emotional and financially stressful – especially when you or a loved one has suffered harm. Victims have many questions about what has occurred and what they can do. Answers to some of the most common questions about missed cancer diagnosis are below.

If a Doctor Fails to Diagnose Cancer, Is That Medical Malpractice?

The most accurate answer is “maybe.” While doctors are only human, they are legally and ethically responsible for providing a reasonable standard of care to their patients. An experienced cancer misdiagnosis attorney helps you analyze the individual facts of your case to determine if the harm that you suffered rises to the level of legal malpractice. 

What is a Late Cancer Diagnosis?

Also known as a delayed cancer diagnosis, the correct diagnosis is eventually made, but the patient still suffers harm due to the extra time it takes to reach the accurate diagnosis. 

Can I Sue for a Delayed Cancer Diagnosis?

Delayed Diagnosis, as a form of medical malpractice, is a potential cause of action. However, as each case is unique to its facts and circumstances, having a team that possesses medical knowledge, significant experience, and cares about you will allow you to craft the best possible strategy and approach and determine the correct cause of action to file.

Talk with a Missed Cancer Diagnosis Lawyer at The Villari Firm Today

Contact The Villari Firm and our team of cancer misdiagnosis lawyers directly at (215) 600-1363 or online by clicking here. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case. Put our decades of legal experience and dedication to our clients to work for you.

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