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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorneys

Failure to diagnose cancer and delayed diagnosis of cancer malpractice claims can arise when doctors miss clear signs of cancer, fail to order the appropriate tests, fail to perform procedures correctly, misinterpret test results or incorrectly stage a cancer. In any such case, Connecticut law recognizes the patient's lost chance for a better outcome or less severe treatment as a legally compensable injury.

At the AV Preeminent* law firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, our attorneys represent clients in a wide range of medical malpractice cases, including claims of delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer of nearly every type in Connecticut. We are recognized throughout the state for our record of achievement in these cases, and we are frequently trusted to handle them by referring attorneys who are familiar with our ability to investigate and present negligence claims under complex medical facts and in the face of strong opposition.

Bridgeport Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys: Call 866-554-1709

While most delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis claims involve lung cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer or prostate cancer, we also review the facts of some of the less common types of cancer:

  • Liver cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas
  • Cancers of the nervous system

Your right to damages for misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer is not a function of the relative rarity of a particular malignancy. Instead, it depends on the decisions your treating and consulting physicians made or failed to make in light of facts known or suspected at a given time.

Keep in mind that misdiagnosis of cancer can work both ways. Treating a patient for cancer that he or she does not have generates problems of its own, including the consequences of needless chemotherapy, surgery or amputation. In one case, our attorneys recovered $300,000 for a patient who was misdiagnosed and treated for nonexistent liver cancer.

When reviewing your medical records, we work with outstanding physicians from relevant specialties who are experienced and knowledgeable to comment on the performance of the doctors who worked with your family. If the treating doctor's care appears to our experts to deviate from what a reasonably careful professional should have done under similar circumstances, you may well have a valid complaint for medical malpractice damages.

If you suspect that you or a member of your family has been harmed by a doctor's misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer, we can help you understand your rights and legal options. For a free consultation with experienced Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers, contact Tooher, Wocl & Leydon in Stamford or Bridgeport.

We represent clients statewide and handle all of our medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.

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