When it comes to diagnosing cancer, there is no room for error. Sadly, people in New York, NY, and across the United States continue to suffer as a result of misdiagnoses, which are more common than many people realize. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP, we know all too well how physically, emotionally and financially painful it often is for people who are in this position. As a result, we remain committed to working with victims of medical malpractice and try to help them receive what they deserve.
There are a number of ways that patients suffer because of a misdiagnosis. For example, a surgeon may fail to take a close look at a patient’s CT scan when they are performing an operation, leaving the cancer undiagnosed. When this happens, some people may not even find out about their cancer until it has progressed too far along and ultimately claims their life. On the other hand, some people are wrongfully diagnosed with cancer. When this occurs, patients may undergo unnecessary operations and chemotherapy that they do not need and it is especially painful when someone discovers after surgery that their breast or prostate should not have been removed.
If you have lost a loved one or have suffered firsthand because of a delayed or improper cancer diagnosis, you must stand up for your rights and take action as soon as possible. Please take a look at our surgical errors page if you would like to review additional information on this matter and other forms of medical malpractice.