cancer law

Examples:

Lung, Breast, Colon, Cervical, Ovarian, Endometrial, Prostate, Testicular, Renal, Bladder, Oral, Skin

Cancer

Examples:
Lung, Breast, Colon, Cervical, Ovarian, Endometrial, Prostate, Testicular, Renal, Bladder, Oral, Skin

It is well known that the early detection of several types of cancer
may improve the patient’s chances for cure, prevent the spread of the cancer, and prevent the patient from needing chemotherapy or radiation. Within the standard of care, there are many tests or studies that a doctor may need to order or perform to allow for the early diagnosis of a patient’s cancer:

  • Biopsy
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • PET Scan
  • Mammogram
  • Pap Smear
  • Ultrasound
  • Colonoscopy
  • X-Ray
  • Blood Test

When malpractice occurs, it generally involves a negligent delay in diagnosing the patient’s cancer. When there is a delay in diagnosis, a localized form of cancer is unfortunately given time to enlarge or spread to nearby lymph nodes or other organs.

The delay, which may be several months or years, may result in a decrease in the patient’s chance of cure or survival. This type of malpractice may occur when a patient reports to a doctor with a sign/symptom suggestive of cancer, but the doctor negligently fails to make the diagnosis because he/she:

  • Fails to conduct a thorough examination.
  • Fails to timely order or perform a test, study, or film.
  • Fails to properly interpret the data or images from a test, study, or film.
  • Fails to actually read the results of a report, or take proper action, when a report shows an abnormality.
  • Fails to timely refer the patient to the appropriate specialist for further examination.
  • Fails to recommend a follow-up appointment within the appropriate time period.
Typical Family & Custody Law claims include:
  • Marital Property Agreements
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Maintenance/Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Support Modification
  • Child Custody
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Post Judgment Disputes
  • Restraining Orders
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Paternity
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Restraining Orders

If you have been injured as a result of the wrongdoing of another, you could be entitled to money compensation. Contact The Law Offices of T&J. today to set up a free consultation!