Generally, the earlier cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis is for the patient’s recovery. However, when a doctor ignores or misdiagnoses a patient’s symptoms, cancer may have the chance to become invasive or metastatic. Doctors and medical staff who cause or contribute to the severity of a patient’s cancer could be held liable in a cancer malpractice lawsuit.

Brooklyn cancer malpractice attorneys have 35 years of experience winning medical malpractice cases. We owe our success not only to leveraging the law for a diversity of cases but to working with a skilled team of medical experts. These medical experts could assess your situation and relay the scientific basis and foreseeable prognosis of your case to the defendant.

Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. works hard to keep our clients from suffering more than they already have at the hands of medical staff. If you or a loved one was harmed by a doctor or medical staff’s negligence, we advise you to consult our tenacious medical malpractice attorneys to help you aggressively pursue compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial suffering.

Establishing Negligence

In a study conducted by The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, it was found that one out of every 71 cancer cases is misdiagnosed. Up to one out of five cancer cases were misclassified as well. These errors are responsible for causing or contributing to the severity of various types of cancer, including, but not limited to:

  • Melanoma or other types of skin cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Head and neck cancer

Recovering Compensation in a Cancer Malpractice Case

To recover compensation from a doctor, hospital, or another healthcare provider for cancer malpractice, a patient must demonstrate the healthcare provider behaved in a negligent manner and that the negligence caused harm to the patient.

Specifically, the patient must show that the doctor or other healthcare professional owed the patient a duty of care, breached this duty of care, caused the patient to suffer injuries because of the breach, and the resulting injuries led to identifiable consequences.

These identifiable consequences are known as damages and may be compensable in a cancer malpractice lawsuit. These may include both economic and non-economic damages such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of work income
  • Future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future treatment and rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering

It is generally not difficult to demonstrate a doctor owed a duty of care to a patient, but proving that they breached that duty could require a detailed examination of medical records and the testimony of expert witnesses. These experts, in partnership with our attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. could demonstrate what the reasonable standard of care would have been in the patient’s situation and show the extent to which the doctor failed to provide that level of care.

Types of Actions That May Be Considered Cancer Malpractice

A critical mistake could occur at different stages of a patient’s medical screening, testing, and treatment. Some of the types of cancer malpractice most frequently occurring in Brooklyn medical centers include situations where doctors or other medical staff:

  • Fail to take actions that may be expected under similar circumstances, such as ordering the appropriate tests
  • Take the wrong action, such as misinterpreting symptoms or test results
  • Take the correct action in a reckless or improper manner, such as delaying diagnosis or ordering treatment

Sometimes administrative hospital staff may be at fault as well for losing records or supplying the wrong records. Many types of mistakes could be considered cancer malpractice when they allow harm to occur that could have been prevented.

Consulting a Brooklyn Cancer Malpractice Attorney

If you believe you or a loved one has suffered injuries and losses from the misdiagnosis or mistreatment of cancer, consult with one of our Brooklyn cancer malpractice attorneys to see if you are eligible for compensation. While financial compensation may not restore your lost health, it may help cover your expenses and future needs.

The attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have won over $1 billion in medical malpractice cases and could help you fight for a fair verdict as well. We are committed to fighting for victims injured at the hands of doctors who may have promised expertise and care yet have injured them without recourse.

We combine our individualized strategies with our work ethic to bring a case from the investigation stage to the final jury verdict. No matter how long a case takes, our firm and our team of medical professionals are willing to stand by your side and advocate on your behalf.

To find out how to obtain the compensation you deserve, contact our experienced lawyers for a free consultation. We are available to talk to you at any hour of the day, seven days a week. Call, email, or video chat us today.

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