Have you or someone you loved been harmed because of a cancer misdiagnosis? It’s important to understand your legal rights and options for recovering compensation. An experienced Fort Lauderdale cancer misdiagnosis lawyer at Hollander Law Firm, P.A. can fight to get the compensation you deserve.
All you have to do is call our law offices to schedule a free consultation. The sooner you make the call, the sooner we can get to work on getting money in your pocket.
How Will a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer Help With My Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?
Early diagnosis of cancer is critical. Cancer is known as a “progressive disease”–meaning that it gets worse if it’s allowed to grow and spread throughout the body. In short, diagnosing cancer early can save your life–and cancer misdiagnosis is one of the most serious errors a doctor can make.
It’s your doctor’s job to understand what your symptoms could indicate. You trust and rely upon them to use their years of training and expertise to get to the bottom of what’s wrong. The unfortunate reality is that many doctors are overworked–and they don’t always listen to patient complaints carefully. They might even skip tests to save time and money.
Our experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers at Hollander Law Firm, P.A., have been fighting for victims of cancer misdiagnosis for over 28 years. We know how a delayed diagnosis can devastate your life.
When you call our attorneys for help, you can rest assured that we will:
- Work with leading medical experts and specialists to identify your doctor’s mistake
- Hire experts who can provide necessary testimony about what your doctor should have done
- Determine who might be responsible for the harm you’ve suffered
- Protect you when the insurance company tries to use scare tactics and manipulate you into accepting less compensation than you deserve
- Negotiate to win compensation that fairly accounts for both your past and future expenses
Florida medical malpractice laws don’t always make it easy for the victim. You’re required to hire experts who can provide an affidavit saying that your doctor failed to provide care that’s in line with the generally accepted standards of care. This can be expensive and time consuming.
Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. Our lawyers have the resources necessary to retain leading oncologists, internists, and other medical professionals who can help. Let our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawyers step in to give you the help you need. All you have to do is call–we’ll take care of the rest.
Why is Cancer Often Misdiagnosed?
Doctors have a multitude of tests and procedures available to diagnose cancer early. Most doctors do their very best to help patients. Unfortunately, some doctors cut corners and fail to take the steps recommended to keep you safe.
While cancer isn’t the only disease that’s often misdiagnosed, a misdiagnosis of cancer is particularly dangerous. It prevents you from getting the early care you need–and might make much more aggressive and invasive treatment necessary.
Doctors often misdiagnose cancer because:
- Failed to take a full patient history
- Failed to recognize your symptoms and their indications
- Dismissing your complaints as something minor without proper testing
- Misinterpreted your lab results
- Failed to refer you to a specialist or oncologist
- Incorrectly graded your cancer
- Skipped the necessary tests entirely
- Mishandled lab results
- Failed to provide proper screening
Cancer that is misdiagnosed has more time to spread to other parts of the body. We all know how critical it is to catch cancer early. Of course, the likelihood of remission becomes more remote when cancer is caught in a more advanced stage.
If you believe your doctor or medical provider failed to provide competent care and you were hurt as a result, you have rights. Set up a time to speak with our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Hollander Law Firm, P.A. to learn more about how to protect those rights.
Understanding the Severe Consequences of Cancer Misdiagnosis
Doctors have a number of cancer treatments at their disposal. Sometimes, a simple surgery can be sufficient to stop cancer in its tracks. Once cancer has had time to metastasize, or spread throughout the body, treatment becomes much more difficult. Patients may require multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation–and it’s possible that even the most aggressive treatment protocol won’t stop the cancer.
Patients who are wrongly diagnosed with cancer can be subjected to painful and completely unnecessary treatments, like chemo, radiation, and even surgery to remove a benign tumor.
Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments take a serious toll on the body. Recovering can be incredibly difficult. In addition to the physical toll, it’s also entirely possible that your treatments won’t be fully covered by health insurance–adding financial stress into the mix.
You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get fair compensation for your medical malpractice claim. If you were hurt, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who can help.
We Represent Victims of All Types of Cancer Misdiagnosis in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Any type of cancer can be dangerous – and even deadly – if left unchecked. Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis is not uncommon at all. A Johns Hopkins study found that about one in every 71 cancer cases is incorrectly diagnosed.
At Hollander Law Firm, P.A., we’re dedicated to getting justice. We represent all cancer misdiagnosis victims.
Some types of cancer that are most commonly misdiagnosed include:
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Brain cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Ovarian cancer
Our medical malpractice lawyers in Fort Lauderdale have decades of experience helping people like you get fair compensation for the harm they’ve suffered. We’re passionate about getting the most compensation possible–so that your doctor is held fully accountable for their careless mistake.
Just give our law firm a call today to learn more about our practice areas and how we can help.
Are There Any Deadlines For Filing a Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuit?
It’s always important to act quickly if you were hurt because of someone else’s mistake. The statute of limitations in Florida only gives you two years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, be aware that the two-year clock doesn’t start running until the date when you reasonably should have known about the doctor’s mistake.
You’ll lose your right to compensation if you wait too long to take action. However, it can be difficult to know when the clock started running. What’s “reasonable” to one person might not be so reasonable in another scenario. If you have questions about how to preserve your right to compensation, just give us a call and we can explain your options.
How Much is My Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuit Worth?
In 2018 alone, approximately $150.8 billion was spent on treating cancer in the United States. The average patient might spend upwards of $150,000 per year in treating cancer. That doesn’t even begin to account for the emotional toll that cancer can take on you and your family.
If your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer, you shouldn’t have to struggle with the financial burden because of their mistake. Like any other personal injury victim, you have the right to recover full compensation to cover your losses. That includes financial, physical, and emotional losses.
It’s difficult to estimate how much your cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit is worth. The final settlement award will depend upon the doctor’s actions and the extent of your injuries and harm. We’ll do everything we can to get every dollar you deserve.
That means our attorneys at Hollander Law Firm, P.A. will fight aggressively to get money for:
- Past medical bills
- Lost wages and income
- Future medical expenses
- Lost future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of your independence
- Damages for wrongful death
We’ve spent our entire careers facing off against big corporate hospitals and insurance companies. We have a history of winning for our clients where it matters–in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.
At Hollander Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers are deeply familiar with the unique challenges that victims of cancer misdiagnosis face. We’ll aggressively pursue the maximum available compensation so that, at the very least, you won’t have to worry about financial losses.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Fort Lauderdale Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer Who Can Help
A delay in cancer diagnosis can take an incredible toll on your health. You may never recover as fully as you would have with early detection. An experienced Fort Lauderdale cancer misdiagnosis lawyer can fight to hold your negligent doctor accountable.
Money can’t turn back time and restore your health. At Hollander Law Firm, P.A., we’ll do everything in our power to get the maximum compensation possible. That way, you can get the quality treatment you need and protect your family’s financial future. Ready to learn more? Just call today to schedule your free case review.
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