The Top Prostate Cancer Malpractice Firm

How To Get Your Free Initial Consultation

To start an evaluation of your case, please complete the form below. The more information you can provide, the better able we will be to determine if we can help you.

We will review the information and let you know by email shortly if we may be able to handle your matter and what the next steps may be.

*This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

Why choose ross feller casey?

  • More than $2 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 foremost authority in cases involving the failure to timely diagnose and treat cancers, including lung cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

Over the last five years alone, Ross Feller Casey has recovered $1 billion for its clients – a remarkable result that includes multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts in prostate cancer-related lawsuits.

How Does Cancer Misdiagnosis Happen?

Mistakes in diagnosing cancer can happen in several ways. In some cases, there is a delayed cancer diagnosis when doctors fail to recognize risk factors, fail to evaluate tests correctly, or don't order the correct tests promptly.

In other cases, there may be a complete failure to diagnose cancer at all. It is only when another doctor identifies it or, in the worst situations, it is after the patient dies that the cancer comes to light.

Sometimes, cancer is diagnosed as some other condition. For example, a patient with lung cancer may be misdiagnosed as having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) instead of cancer. Or a breast cancer patient may receive a diagnosis of fibrocystic breast disease, which is typically benign, rather than the more serious diagnosis of cancer.

When medical professionals don't catch a patient’s prostate cancer, the patient’s life is at stake. This is because a misdiagnosis can prevent proper treatment and allow the cancer to grow. Often, by the time advanced prostate cancer symptoms evidence themselves, it has become too late to treat the cancer successfully. The patient may be terminally ill because the window for catching and responding to the disease has closed. Patients or loved ones of patients who have suffered a delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer can file a prostate cancer lawsuit.

Uniquely positioned to handle prostate cancer cases, Ross Feller Casey is a firm with a team of nationally recognized doctors right on staff. The prostate cancer malpractice lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have won numerous multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving the misdiagnosis and failure to properly treat cancer patients. Based in Philadelphia, the prostate cancer attorneys of Ross Feller Casey are available to help misdiagnosed prostate cancer patients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

How Common Is Prostate Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, there are approximately 299,000 new cases of prostate cancer each year in the United States. It is the most diagnosed type of cancer among American men, followed by lung cancer and colon cancer. Unfortunately, it is expected that over 35,000 men with a prostate cancer diagnosis will die from the disease in 2024. The incidence of prostate cancer is about 70 percent higher in black men than in white men, though the reason for that is still unknown.

How Do Doctors Diagnose Prostate Cancer?

Because early forms of prostate cancer typically do not show symptoms, early detection is crucial. Below are the primary methods for diagnosing prostate cancer:

Physical Exam. If a doctor suspects a patient may have prostate cancer, the first step is usually asking about medical history and performing a physical exam. The doctor might conduct a digital rectal exam (DRE) to feel for any bumps or hard areas on the prostate. If any irregularities are detected, further testing is warranted. If your doctor did perform a DRE that revealed abnormalities but then stopped testing at that point, it may have prevented an appropriate cancer diagnosis.

PSA Blood Test. Known as the test for detecting prostate cancer early, the PSA blood test is one of the first screenings done for men who have any prostate cancer symptoms. High numbers indicate a higher likelihood of prostate cancer. If your doctor did not discuss the benefits and risks of PSA testing with you or did not conduct PSA blood testing despite warning signs for prostate cancer, or if they conducted the test but disregarded high numbers, you may have a medical malpractice case.

Prostate Biopsy. If PSA blood testing and/or a DRE show potential for prostate cancer, this biopsy is necessary to find out if cancer is at work. If a prostate gland biopsy could have confirmed a cancer diagnosis, but your doctor did not order one, you might need to consult with an attorney.

How To Find Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers In Pennsylvania and New Jersey?

Experienced medical malpractice attorneys can help you understand your legal options, whether it was you or someone you love who suffered a delay in treatment as a result of prostate cancer misdiagnosis. They will be able to determine if you have a valid prostate cancer lawsuit.

Philadelphia law firm Ross Feller Casey has experienced lawyers and physicians on staff to review your case. Our team has the expertise and resources to ensure the best possible outcome for your medical malpractice lawsuit. Let us help ease the financial burden caused by your prostate cancer misdiagnosis.

Ross Feller Casey handles all of its medical malpractice claims on a contingency basis, so you only pay when a financial recovery is awarded. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.