Cancer Misdiagnosis

A Syracuse Law Firm That Holds Negligent Doctors Accountable

When people have cancer, getting a proper and timely diagnosis can make all the difference. Failing to recognize cancer-or a delayed diagnosis of the disease-can lead to continued suffering, and unnecessarily early death. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC fight for the rights of patients who suffer needlessly.

Many types of cancer are aggressive and can spread quickly. Early diagnosis and treatment gives patients the best chance of getting the disease under control. When doctors follow the established standard of care for diagnosing cancer, a proper diagnosis can be made and treatment can begin. When doctors are negligent, the cancer is not recognized, and the health of patients continues to decline.

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There are many factors that can lead to misdiagnosis of cancer, including:

  • Failing to order initial or follow-up tests
  • Reading test results incorrectly
  • Test results that get lost or switched
  • Misreading X-ray or other imaging studies
  • Failure to refer patient to a specialist

There is no excuse for negligence in the diagnosis of cancer. Our firm holds negligent doctors accountable and fights to help patients recover financial compensation.

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Cancer can take a tremendous toll on a person's health. The impact is even greater when it is not properly diagnosed, as the disease continues to progress without treatment. By the time the correct diagnosis is made, the medical expenses continue to mount, and illness often leaves a person unable to work.

Proving a diagnostic error is difficult. But Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the experience and the resources that win complex cases. Our legal team knows where to look to find evidence of negligence. We review all relevant documentation, interview witnesses and consult medical experts. We build the strongest case possible.

This helps us hold negligent doctors and hospitals responsible. A strong case brings their insurance companies to the negotiating table, where we are often able to work out a settlement that meets your needs. But if the insurance company won't negotiate, we will fight them in court. Our case results include many sizable verdicts.

If your cancer-or that of a loved one-was misdiagnosed, you need an experienced attorney in your corner. Contact us for a free consultation to learn your legal options.