Pittsburgh Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer

Misdiagnosed Cancer Lawsuit Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA Advocates for Justice on Behalf of Clients Harmed by a Cancer Misdiagnosis Due to Negligence in Allegheny County and Across Pennsylvania

When caught at an early stage, most kinds of cancer can be effectively treated with a high prognosis for recovery. However, as cancer advances in stages, the opportunity for easier treatments disappears, and patients will require more intensive and painful treatments with a less optimistic prognosis. This makes it critical to diagnose cancer as early as possible. If you have suffered a misdiagnosis of your cancer, a Pittsburgh cancer misdiagnosis lawyer from Matzus Law, LLC can help you recover compensation for the loss that you may have suffered from the lack of timely treatment.

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Common Cases That an Experienced Misdiagnosed Cancer Lawsuit Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA Can Help You With

Each type of cancer requires a different diagnostic process, and some cancers are harder to spot than others. Frequently misdiagnosed cancers include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Leukemia
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Some of the more common causes of cancer misdiagnosis include:

  • Failure to take a complete medical history, including noting family history of cancers
  • Failure to recommend routine cancer screening, including colonoscopies, mammograms, and skin checks
  • Failure to include cancer in the differential diagnosis
  • Errors in diagnostic or laboratory testing
  • Misinterpretation of laboratory test results or radiology scans
  • Failure to consult with oncologists or specialists in certain types of cancers
  • Failure to follow up with patients to check if their symptoms continue 

What Can a Pittsburgh Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer at Matzus Law, LLC Help You Recover?

A cancer misdiagnosis can cause you a great deal of harm, including loss of treatment options, increased physical pain and suffering, and reduced life expectancy. In a legal claim, you may be entitled to recover compensation for expenses and personal losses that you have incurred, such as:

  • Extra medical expenses when you need more intensive treatment for cancer that has advanced due to delayed diagnosis
  • Long-term care costs such as home health services 
  • Loss of wages or income if you need to take additional time off work because of a more advanced case of cancer
  • Loss of future earning capacity due to an advanced case of cancer disabling you from returning to work
  • Physical pain and anguish
  • Emotional trauma and distress
  • Scarring/disfigurement, disability, and reduced life expectancy caused by the advancement of your cancer

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Contact a Qualified Misdiagnosed Cancer Lawsuit Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA at Bladwin Matzus, LLC for a Free Consultation Today

Did you know that a cancer malpractice attorney in Pittsburgh at Matzus Law offers free consultations? This should be incentive enough to schedule a meeting the minute you believe you are the victim of malpractice. The sooner you speak with a Pittsburgh cancer misdiagnosis lawyer from our firm, the more time we have to build a case in your favor and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases in Pittsburgh

Who can I hold liable if I suffered a misdiagnosis of my cancer?

While physicians are normally held liable in cancer misdiagnosis claims, other parties who may have liability for a misdiagnosis that you received include laboratory and radiology technicians who improperly run tests, nurses who are responsible for taking medical histories, as well as hospitals and other healthcare facilities where you sought treatment. At-fault parties may be liable for direct negligence, while business entities that run hospitals and facilities may be subject to employer liability or liability for direct negligence such as negligent hiring, retention, or supervision of healthcare staff.

How do you prove liability for medical malpractice in a cancer misdiagnosis case?

Just because your cancer might have been initially missed in a first exam or test does not mean that your providers committed medical malpractice. Malpractice only occurs when a healthcare provider fails to render treatment in accordance with the standard of care, which is generally defined as the treatment decisions that other providers of similar training and experience would make in identical circumstances. Thus, to prove liability in your case, you must show that your providers made treatment decisions that other doctors in similar specialties would not have made and that those other doctors would have made different decisions that would have led to a more prompt diagnosis of your cancer.


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