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.
A Legacy of ChangeWorking With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
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.
A LEGACY OF CHANGING LIVESMillions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice
A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.
Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis
A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.
Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth
In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.
Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot
A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.
Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim
A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.
Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000
A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.
Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000
A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.
Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice
A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.
Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack
After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.
Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Victim of Cardiology Medical Malpractice
A 46-year-old man was undergoing heart surgery at a South Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack. During the procedure, the cardiologist perforated the patient’s left anterior descending artery. The patient died, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter and wife.