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Why choose ross feller casey?

  • More than $3 Billion in Recoveries in Personal Injury Cases
  • No law firm has recovered more on behalf of injured Pennsylvania children over 5 years
  • Team of Leading Doctor-Lawyers on Staff
  • Among the nation’s top plaintiffs firms – The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • More than 75 $10-Million-plus Verdicts & Settlements
  • National Reputation for Record Results
  • “A firm that keeps setting new records” – Harvard Law School

Ross Feller Casey, a Philadelphia personal injury law firm with a national reputation for winning record results, has established itself as the preeminent legal authority in cases involving the failure to quickly diagnose and treat cancers, including breast cancer.

In fact, over the past five years alone, Ross Feller Casey, on behalf of its individual clients, has recovered more than $1 billion – a figure that includes numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in breast cancer-related lawsuits.

The most recent breast cancer verdict was also a record-setter.

Founding partner Matt Casey won what is reported to be the largest known verdict in the history of Chester County, Pa. — $19.16 million in a case involving the failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer in a young woman.

Casey convinced the jury at trial that medical personnel failed to send the woman, then 22, for a proper diagnostic workup after she presented to the office not once but twice in as many weeks with complaints of a palpable mass in her right breast. Had that been done, her cancer would have been diagnosed at an earlier point before it invaded her lymph nodes, and she would have had a much better chance of being cured. Instead, due to a 9-month delay caused by medical negligence, her life expectancy has been dramatically diminished.

When it comes to cancer, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose promptly is more than a medical mistake. For many women, it can mean serious, even fatal consequences. Without an early diagnosis, breast cancer can progress and spread to other parts of the body. Then, when it is discovered later, invasive breast cancer may have already become too severe to treat. Patients who have had their breast cancer misdiagnosed or whose physicians missed early warning signs may wish to file a breast cancer lawsuit.

Ross Feller Casey is a law firm with a team of nationally recognized doctors right on staff. Based in Philadelphia, the breast cancer malpractice attorneys at Ross Feller Casey have won many multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving the misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer.

How Common Is Breast Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, the estimates for breast cancer in American women for 2023 include:

  • Approximately 298,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed.  
  • Approximately 56,000 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will be diagnosed. 
  • Approximately 44,000 women will die from breast cancer.

Further, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Lung cancer is the only cancer that kills more women each year.

How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Many women detect a breast lump while performing breast self-exams. However, other methods can detect breast cancer even before a lump is detectable.

Screening Tests: While some patients are diagnosed after presenting symptoms, most will not show evidence of cancer in the early stages. This is why screening tests are vital. Physicians conduct routine physical exams to check for lumps, abnormalities, and/or changes to the breasts. If your doctor did not perform these standard screenings, and you later found out you had breast cancer, it could be a case of medical negligence.

Imaging Tests: When anything abnormal evidences itself in the routine physical breast exam, a physician’s next step is to order further testing. Imaging tests such as mammograms, ultrasounds, or MRIs can provide greater knowledge of any cysts, tumors, or other potentially cancerous issues occurring in a woman’s breasts. If your doctor noted some abnormalities in your physical exam but did not order further testing, you may wish to speak with an attorney about your options.

Biopsy: When imaging tests reveal potential cancer, the next step is a biopsy. A sample of the area in question is sent to a lab to be examined more closely. This is the only test that definitively shows whether or not breast cancer is present.

How To Find An Experienced Breast Cancer Lawyer In Philadelphia, Throughout Pennsylvania, And In New Jersey

A breast cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can be devastating for victims of medical malpractice and their families. Early detection and proper treatment offer the best chances of a positive outcome in breast cancer cases. Suppose a doctor's negligence causes a failure to diagnose breast cancer, misdiagnosis, or a delayed diagnosis. In that case, they may be liable for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages associated with the negligence.

If you have breast cancer that a doctor missed, misdiagnosed, or had a delayed diagnosis, you need the assistance of an experienced breast cancer attorney. If you need to file a breast cancer malpractice claim for yourself or someone you love, the attorneys at Ross Feller Casey can help.

Contact Ross Feller Casey to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. All medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if there is a financial recovery awarded.