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, with another 1.7 million are expected to learn they have some type of the disease this year, according to 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 diagnosis 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 a cancer or melanoma misdiagnosis.
The impressive list of cancer lawsuits successfully litigated by Ross Feller Casey attorneys include: A $5.5 million recovery for a family of a women who died of cervical cancer as a result of a misread Pap smear; a $5 million recovery for a woman whose breast cancer was allowed to advance because doctors failed to biopsy a suspicious lump; and a $4.4 million recovery for the family of a woman who died of lung cancer after doctors didn’t act on the results of a suspicious chest X-ray.
The Philadelphia cancer malpractice lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have won many other multimillion-dollar recoveries involving :
Ross Feller Casey’s cancer attorneys are pursuing litigation against Johnson & Johnson alleging its use of talcum in some of its powder products – including Baby Powder and Shower to Shower – causes ovarian cancer. Learn More
- Breast cancer lawsuits
- Prostate cancer lawsuits
- Colon cancer lawsuits
- Lung cancer lawsuits
- Liver cancer lawsuits
- Orthopedic sarcoma lawsuits
- Cervical cancer lawsuits
- Kidney cancer lawsuits
- Melanoma lawsuits
- Brain cancer lawsuits
- Ovarian cancer lawsuits
- Lymphoma lawsuits
- Oral cancer lawsuits
- Throat cancer lawsuits
- Nasopharyngeal carcinoma lawsuits
- Uterine cancer lawsuits
The firm also is actively pursuing lawsuits across the nation involving Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. Breast implants have been shown to greatly increase the risk of developing this rare type of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Learn More
Are you wondering: How do I find a cancer malpractice lawyer in Philadelphia?
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 may 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.