New York Cancer Malpractice Attorneys
The Importance of Early Detection & Treatment
Cancer is one of the deadliest illnesses in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 million men and over 900,000 women in the U.S. are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year (2020). Additionally, the number of new cases of cancer is expected to increase over the next decade.
Early detection and treatment are two of the most important elements of successfully eradicating cancer in a patient. Generally speaking, the earlier cancer is treated, the better the chances of survival. This depends on early detection and a correct, timely diagnosis from a medical professional. Unfortunately, delayed diagnoses, missed diagnoses, and misdiagnoses of cancer are all too common—often with fatal results.
If you believe that your cancer diagnosis was delayed or that your loved one was misdiagnosed, you have the right to explore your legal options. You could be the victim of medical negligence and could possibly be entitled to financial compensation for your damages, such as: medical bills, lost earnings (including future income), pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Simonson Goodman Platzer PC can help you determine if you have grounds for a claim and, if so, can aggressively advocate for you throughout the legal process.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our highly experienced and award-winning attorneys have extensive experience representing patients and families who have suffered inexcusable harm as a result of medical malpractice. We devote a significant portion of our practice to cancer malpractice claims, fighting on behalf of victims and their loved ones who have received substandard medical care.
At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we assist clients in cancer malpractice cases involving:
This is not a comprehensive list; if you suffered injuries, complications, or the death of a loved one due to a doctor or health care provider’s failure to provide an acceptable level of care during the diagnosis or treatment of cancer, turn to our team to learn how we can help.
Damages in Cancer Malpractice Claims
When cancer is not diagnosed in a timely manner—or at all—patients are often unable to get the treatment they so critically need. By the time they receive a diagnosis and begin treatment, they are likely to require more aggressive treatment, which can be physically, emotionally, and financially demanding.
Our team seeks to help victims of cancer malpractice not only secure justice but also obtain the crucial financial compensation they need for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Future medical care costs
- Treatments and medications
- Medical equipment
- Lost wages
- Future lost earnings
- Reduced/lost quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of love, companionship, and support
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of consortium
We understand the myriad ways in which cancer affects the lives of patients and their loved ones. We believe that you should not have to suffer additional hardships due to the negligence or wrongdoing of a trusted medical professional. Our New York cancer malpractice attorneys are prepared to take on medical providers, hospitals, oncologists, and insurance companies in the pursuit of the full, fair recovery you are owed.
Providing Personalized & Compassionate Legal Support
Treating cancer can be an all-consuming process, particularly when your diagnosis was delayed and aggressive treatment is needed. Rather than focus on your legal claim, we want you to focus on getting the competent medical care you need. Our New York cancer malpractice lawyers will handle all of the complexities of your case, including investigating who was negligent and how this negligence affected your life, so that you can work on getting treatment.
Throughout the process, we do everything we can to ease your stress and provide consistent communication and updates on the status of your case. We know that the process can be daunting, but we are here for you every step of the way.
Simonson Goodman Platzer PC offers contingency fees, meaning there are no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses for you. Instead, our attorneys only get paid if and when they win your case. In our decades in practice, our attorneys have successfully secured over $200 million and have obtained favorable settlements and verdicts in 98% of the cases we have handled.