Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

Advocating For Your Rights After A Delayed Diagnosis

When you are diagnosed with cancer, it might feel as if your entire world has stopped. At the same time, it seems to spin out of control as you question the details of your prognosis, why this happened to you and how your family will work through this together.

Contact our cancer misdiagnosis lawyers today online or by telephone at 888-854-6895 to discuss your case. From our office in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, we serve clients in the Lehigh Valley and throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Has A Doctor's Mistake Affected Cancer Prognosis?

Timely diagnosis of cancer — and a timely treatment — can greatly affect the results of how a patient responds to treatment and if the patient is capable of making full recovery.

  • Did the doctor fail to inform you that a biopsy was necessary to rule out breast cancer?
  • Was a CT scan, blood test, mammogram, biopsy or other diagnostic test ordered when warranted?
  • Were test results misinterpreted?
  • Were symptoms dismissed without requesting additional testing or follow-up?
  • Was family medical history taken into consideration?

At the law office of Cohen, Feeley, Altemose & Rambo, we understand that there are situations where the doctors do everything right — to no avail. Proper tests were performed and in a timely manner, yet the patient still underwent terrible suffering and ultimately lost the battle. However, when a doctor fails to order further testing or fails to refer to a specialist when warranted, critical months can be lost before the condition is diagnosed and treated. With the speed at which the cancer can spread, those months can mean a significant difference in the life of the patient.

Delayed Diagnosis Lawyers

Our attorneys work carefully to demonstrate how your doctor's care breached the standard duty of care (constituting medical malpractice), and how that breach altered prognosis. This allows us to prepare a claim to pursue financial recovery and justice. With over 30 years of experience advocating for victims of medical malpractice, our attorneys have handled some of the most complex malpractice cases. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of cancer misdiagnosis victims and their families in jury verdicts and settlements.