Among the nation’s preeminent personal injury law firms, Ross Feller Casey has built an unsurpassed record of success litigating cases involving the failure to timely diagnose and treat cancers, including colon cancer.
One of the keys to successfully treating colon cancer is early detection. If a doctor doesn’t diagnose a patient with colon cancer early enough to provide proper treatment, the cancer may metastasize to other parts of the body with devastating results. Patients who believe a doctor did not detect colon cancer when he or she should have can file a colon cancer lawsuit.
If you or someone you love was not diagnosed with colon cancer in a timely manner, consider contacting the attorneys at Ross Feller Casey. The firm has a team of nationally recognized doctors right on staff.
The colon cancer malpractice lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have already won many multi-million dollar lawsuits involving medical malpractice relating to cancer misdiagnosis. Based inPhiladelphia, the firm works with clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
What are common risk factors worth investigating in colon cancer litigation cases?
Family History of Colon Cancer. If a person has a parent, sibling or child with colon cancer, he or she is more likely to develop the disease. If your doctor knew you had a family history of colon cancer but did not provide proper screenings, you may want to consult an attorney.
Older Age. Because the vast majority of colon cancer patients are older than 50, most doctors will screen for the disease in older patients. If your doctor did not consider your increased risk due to age, it could have been a case of malpractice.
Inflammatory Intestinal Conditions. Any patient with chronic inflammatory disease of the colon is at a greater risk for cancer in the same area. If you have ulcerative colitis and/or Crohn’s disease, your doctor should have known you had greater risk for colon cancer. This is why screening should have been regularly performed to catch the disease early.
Diabetes, Obesity, Smoking. Several other factors can increase a person’s risks for colon cancer, from diabetes and insulin resistance to regular smoking. Likewise, people who are overweight are more likely to develop and potentially die from colon cancer.
When you need to file a colon cancer lawsuit regarding the diagnosis colon cancer in yourself or a loved one, come to Ross Feller Casey. Our attorneys can help you understand your options and will work with you on a contingency basis, meaning you will pay nothing until a financial recovery is awarded.
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