Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Experienced Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Cancer can be an intimidating disease. However, the sooner you are diagnosed with cancer, a mass, carcinoma or a tumor, the more quickly you can undergo treatments to try and halt or stop the cancer from spreading. Many times, if there is a delay in this diagnosis, it allows the disease to grow, spread, or metastasize to other parts of your body. A delay in diagnosing or treating cancer can mean the difference between a minor surgery to remove a small malignant growth and major surgery to remove a large tumor and other tissue. This can significantly reduce your survival rate and subject you to harsh chemotherapy and radiation treatments that you might not have needed had the cancer been detected earlier.

The Beasley Firm is a nationally recognized medical malpractice firm that has been awarded over $2 billion for their clients. In addition to our experienced attorneys, we have two physicians and three registered nurses on staff and decades of expertise that made us a leader in this field. Our collective knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Pennsylvania history, totaling $100 million and $55 million, as well as hundreds of other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements. We have also been recognized among the "Best Law Firms" for medical malpractice.

Free case evaluations are available from skilled Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers! Begin by calling (215) 866-2424.

Common Reasons for a Failure to Diagnose Cancer

While there is no excuse for a misdiagnosis or completely missed diagnosis of cancer, there are common underlying reasons that many doctors or health care professionals fail to properly diagnose patients.

Some of the reasons for a delay in diagnosing or treating cancer include:

  • A failure to listen to the patients complaints and symptoms
  • A failure to perform tumor marker testing such as a PSA, PAP smear, mammogram, CA-125 or CEA
  • A failure to consult with or refer the patient to an oncologist or doctor who specialized in cancer
  • A failure to order additional tests such as a biopsy, CT scan, MRI, PET scan or ultrasound
  • A failure to properly read pathology slides or x-rays
  • A failure to completely clear margins when the original tumor was removed, leaving some of the cancer or tumor behind
  • A failure to properly monitor or perform the proper surveillance testing after completion of radiation or chemotherapy treatments

Our team of attorneys and medical experts tirelessly investigate all circumstances surrounding your case to determine why your physician or doctor failed to diagnose your cancer earlier on. You can count on our determination and skill to find answers and hold the guilty party responsible for your damages.

Building a Record of Success Since 1958. $2+ Billion Recovered.

Since 1958, The Beasley Firm has been successfully litigating failure to diagnose cases for clients. If you or a loved one has been injured due to an overexposure of radiation or a delay in diagnosing and treating cancer, don't hesitate to enlist the help of our firm. Not only will we thoroughly investigate your case, we will prepare it for trial from the outset. This enables us to stay a step ahead of the opposition and gives you the advantage if the case does go to court. For over 55 years, our experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys have worked tirelessly to provide the best representation in Pennsylvania. To date, no other firm in the state has the same level of recovery as our firm. You can trust in our work ethic and years of expertise to guide you through this time.

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