Advances in medicine allow high cure rates in many types of cancer, provided they are detected and treated at an early stage. Unfortunately, many cases are not diagnosed or treated until it is too late.
Sometimes doctors or other medical personnel fail to order a test or investigate when presented with signs and symptoms suggesting the possibility of cancer. Other delayed diagnoses are attributable to a radiologist misinterpreting X-rays, scans, or mammograms, or to laboratory personnel who are careless when evaluating tissue specimens, Pap specimens, or other tests. And sometimes a test or film is evaluated correctly and reported to the physician, who neglects to follow up or even inform the patient about the reported abnormality.
At the Law Office of John A. Caputo, our Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers use the best pathologists and physicians to assist in the highly technical challenges of assessing the cancer misdiagnosis investigation. Together, we must establish that the diagnosis of cancer should have been done earlier and what outcome could have been expected if that had occurred. Our firm has pursued cases of delayed diagnoses of bone, prostate, primary liver, gynecologic, breast and other cancers.
Discuss Your Claim With An Experienced Medical Negligence Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of cancer in Pennsylvania, we are here to help you seek fair and just compensation for your losses. To schedule your free initial consultation, contact our law offices online or by telephone at 412-246-9235.