Ross Feller Casey, one of the nation’s top personal injury law firms, has recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of its clients over the last five years alone, including numerous multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving the failure to timely diagnose and treat all types of cancer.
The most recent 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. — $18 million in a case involving the failure to diagnose and treat breast cancer in a young woman.
During the trial in July 2022, Casey convinced the jury 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 greatly diminished.
The impressive list of other cancer lawsuits successfully litigated by Ross Feller Casey attorneys include:
The firm has a team of nationally recognized and board-certified physicians right on staff. This uniquely positions the firm to thoroughly investigate such potential failure to diagnose cancer lawsuits and to detect negligence on the part of health-care providers.
About 13.7 million people across the U.S. are living with cancer and another 1.7 million are expected to learn they have some type of the disease this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
What’s worse than being diagnosed with cancer? Not being diagnosed when you actually have it.
Many types of cancer are treatable when detected early on - breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and renal-kidney cancer, to name a few.
Each year, about 580,000 Americans die from cancer, and thousands of them had lost valuable treatment time because of a doctor’s negligence in failing to diagnose the disease.
Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer and melanoma malpractice sometimes occurs because the doctor does not assign enough importance to the patient’s complaints or delays in referring the patient to specialists. Doctors may fail to do testing, including MRIs, PSA tests for prostate and mammograms. The radiologist may misread the test results, or the laboratory technician may err in evaluating the biopsy.
Even when tests are done and evaluated correctly, the oncologist needs to recommend the proper treatment. Any number of failures is possible in the sequences of steps that should be followed according to the reasonable standard of care the medical profession sets for cancer and melanoma patients. This can lead to cancer or melanoma misdiagnosis.
The firm is also the recognized leader in litigation across the U.S. involving cancers caused by consumer products.
Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: Hundreds of women across the nation have developed what is known as BIA-ALCL, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as a result of dangerous breast implants manufactured by several companies.
Ross Feller Casey handles cancer misdiagnoses and failure to treat cancer lawsuits on a contingency basis, meaning that you will not pay a thing unless there is a financial recovery in your case.
You might be able to file a lawsuit even if the failure to diagnose cancer malpractice occurred some time ago. But your time may be running out.
Please contact the Philadelphia cancer malpractice attorneys at Ross Feller Casey for a free case evaluation now.