Miami Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Cancer Misdiagnosis Can be Fatal — Lawyers Can Help Fight for Your Rights
A cancer misdiagnosis can carry fatal consequences.
For cancer patients, misdiagnosis takes away the opportunity to detect the cancer during a treatable phase and often leads to incorrect medical treatment. As for people who are incorrectly diagnosed with cancer, they may risk their lives for no reason to undergo unnecessary treatments and surgeries.
The fact of the matter is patients trust medical professionals specializing in cancer treatment to accurately diagnose cancer. If a medical professional’s misdiagnosis caused you or your loved one preventable harm, justice requires them to be held accountable for their negligence.
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s legal team is home to reputable medical investigators and skilled attorneys who can work on your cancer misdiagnosis case. They have won clients many verdicts and settlements amounting to millions of dollars in compensation. You and your family should not have to face legal red tape alone, especially after weathering the hardships of cancer. Let the attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen help you get your life back on track.
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What Is Cancer Misdiagnosis?
Cancer misdiagnosis includes misclassifying any type of cancer, as well as failing to diagnose its presence in the first place. This results in delayed diagnoses and fatal results, as patients may not discover they have been misdiagnosed until after they have had surgeries or treatments for the incorrect type of cancer. All of this is unnecessary and mentally, emotionally, physically and financially draining on a patient. It also potentially allows the patient’s actual cancer to progress into more advanced stages.
Misdiagnosis also includes false-positive tests, which is when a patient is diagnosed with cancer despite not actually having it. This can lead to the patient undergoing unneeded emotional and mental strife in believing they have a life-threatening disease, as well as spending money and putting undue stress on themselves via treatments and surgeries aimed at eliminating the non-existent cancer.
Is Cancer Misdiagnosis Common?
In a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, cancer was one of the three conditions behind nearly 75% of harm caused to patients due to misdiagnosis. For this study, researchers examined thousands of cancer patients’ tissue samples. The result: Researchers found that about 1 out of every 71 cancer patients was misdiagnosed, with close to 1 out of every 5 cancer cases being misclassified.
What Leads to Misdiagnosis?
Unfortunately, every type of cancer carries the risk of misdiagnosis. The cancers most commonly misdiagnosed tend to be those of the breast, cervix, and colon.
Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis often result from one or more of the following types of negligence:
- Failure to recommend a cancer screening to an at-risk person
- Failure to follow up on abnormal test results
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist, if needed
- Misrepresenting test results to a patient
- Ignoring patient symptoms or medical history
- Misreading a tissue biopsy
- Misreading an imaging report
Compensation for a Cancer Misdiagnosis Suit
In order to establish a case, the plaintiff must be able to prove the misdiagnosis was caused by a doctor’s failure to adhere to their professional medical community’s standards of care.
Victims of cancer misdiagnosis could be compensated for the following damages:
- Funeral costs
- Loss of a loved one or consortium
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Mental trauma
- Pain and suffering
There are other expenses that warrant compensation, such as those resulting from having to install accommodations in your home or hire a nurse to take care of you due to short- or long-term disability.
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Can Help You Seek Justice
If you or a loved one were the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis that resulted in unneeded surgery, improper treatment or a delayed proper diagnosis, the medical malpractice attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen want to fight for your rights. The team knows the terrible impact cancer can have on a person’s life — they don’t want to give you something else to worry about. Compassion and legal acumen are their priorities. They work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay until your case is won.
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen attorneys have won millions of dollars for clients with complex cases. During their decades of practice representing the victims of cancer misdiagnosis, they have been recognized by the American Inns of Court, Best Lawyers®, Lawdragon 500®, Martindale-Hubbell® and Super Lawyers® for their outstanding work.
Let Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen fight for you. Contact one of their Miami cancer misdiagnosis lawyers online. The firm accepts cases throughout South Florida.
Changing Lives by Changing The Law
Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
A Team of Legal Professionals
Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
There Are No Upfront Legal Fees
We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
We Understand the Medicine
Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.