Queens Cancer Malpractice Attorney
When someone has a disease as serious as cancer, they deserve necessary tests and treatment as soon as possible. If patients do not get the proper care, severe and sometimes life-threatening medical complications can occur. The Queens cancer malpractice attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. understand the pain and confusion that is often felt by patients when cancer tests or treatment are not performed as they should be.
For decades we have advised on and litigated cancer malpractice cases. We have received tens of millions of dollars for our those who suffered because of cancer malpractice. We secured a $30 million verdict from the Queens County Supreme Court for missing a diagnosis on a Pap smear, and $2.6 million from the Nassau County Supreme Court for a missed sarcoma diagnosis. We are committed to patients’ rights and advocating for victims harmed by healthcare providers’ negligence.
Our compassionate medical malpractice lawyers enter into and prepare for each case as if it is going to trial. We work directly with medical experts and stop at nothing in searching for information and answers as we pursue compensation for you. We combine our legal knowledge and experience with our compassion and dedication to kindness as we guide potential clients through every step of the way. We are here to help you understand your options and are available by email or phone seven days a week. Call us today to learn more.
Valid Basis for Queens Cancer Malpractice Lawsuits
There are unfortunately many ways a cancer patient may be mistreated by medical staff and healthcare professionals. Anyone of these ways may form the basis of a negligence lawsuit involving a doctor or healthcare staff. Once negligence is proven, it can then be shown that a person’s injuries or further illness were a direct result.
Cancer malpractice cases can result from:
- Misdiagnosis: Because cancer has the ability to spread rapidly, proper diagnosis is crucial for treatment.
- Delayed diagnosis: If the healthcare professionals miss obvious signs of the disease, delaying a diagnosis and therefore treatment, they may be held responsible.
- Failure to perform a procedure: This is another form of medical malpractice that often results in a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis.
- Inadequate testing: If a doctor or provider fails to order appropriate tests or follow up tests, or performs an inadequate examination, they may be liable for damages.
While all of the above are common grounds for lawsuits involving cancer, they are just a few ways healthcare professionals can be found negligent. Our attorneys experienced in handling many types of cancer cases can review any situation in which a patient believes they were not treated properly to determine if negligence and medical malpractice were involved.
Types of Cancer Cases
The Queens cancer malpractice attorneys with Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have handled and litigated cases for many different types of cancer. Cancer malpractice cases can involve:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Skin cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- And more
Statute of Limitations in Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases
The statute of limitations, or time limit, a person has to file a cancer lawsuit is two an a half years from the date the patient should have known the negligence or medical malpractice occurred. This is important, as misdiagnosed or a delayed cancer diagnosis may not become apparent for some time. In some cases, it can be as long as several years after the individual first started showing signs and symptoms. If you think you or a loved one is the victim of cancer malpractice, do not delay in calling a dedicated Queens cancer malpractice attorney today
Hiring the Right Queens Cancer Malpractice Lawyer
Cancer cases are some of the most complicated and lengthy of medical malpractice claims. There are many different types of cancer and each has their own tests for diagnosis and individualized treatments. Because of this, these cases require not only extensive legal knowledge but also medical knowledge on how these cases should be handled.
Speak with an attorney as soon as possible if you believe you were harmed by a doctor or medical provider’s negligence. Call the Queens cancer malpractice lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. today to learn of our unique and individualized approach to cancer cases, and how we may be able to help you.