New Jersey Cancer Malpractice Attorneys
Cancer Misdiagnosis & Mistreatment Lawsuits
When cancer is diagnosed and treated early, it can make a significant difference in the patient’s prognosis. If a patient does not receive the correct treatment in a reasonable amount of time, then it can be devastating to them and their families. Depending on why the treatment was delayed or poorly delivered, it could constitute medical malpractice and justify a lawsuit against the medical practitioner and/or institution.
Simonson Goodman Platzer PC in New Jersey can help you explore your legal options if you believe that your cancer was misdiagnosed or treated unsafely. We can also help you if you lost a loved one to aggressive cancer that might have been worsened by malpractice.
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- Different Types of Cancers
- How Cancer Malpractice Occurs
- How is Malpractice Proven?
- Losses Caused by Malpractice
- Statute of Limitations
- Get Real Legal Support
Simonson Goodman Platzer PC has experience working on a variety of cancer malpractice cases. By working with medical experts like oncologists, we can prepare a claim that involves virtually any type of cancer. You do not need to lose more energy searching for a law firm that can handle your case now that you have found our New Jersey cancer malpractice team.
We can handle cancer malpractice cases involving these types of cancer and more:
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer
Most oncologists agree that early detection is critical to treating cancer effectively. Once it is diagnosed, choosing the most effective treatment type based on the type of cancer and the patient’s overall health is just as important. Cancer malpractice can occur at any step between initial appointments and final treatments.
Three forms of cancer malpractice include:
- Misdiagnosis: Various cancers can be misdiagnosed as other less severe illnesses if the doctor does not use the correct diagnostic tests. For example, what might be stomach or esophageal cancer could be mistaken as acid reflux depending on the severity of the symptoms.
- Delayed diagnosis: As mentioned, an early diagnosis of cancer can tremendously help the patient fight the illness. Correctly diagnosing cancer but taking too long to diagnose it can be just as harmful as diagnosing it incorrectly.
- Incorrect or unsafe treatment: After cancer has been diagnosed, the oncologist and other physicians should work together to make a safe, effective treatment for the patient, which might include options like chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy.
A cancer malpractice case can be a hard-fought legal battle. In any medical malpractice case, you will have to go up against a medical institution and its defense team. Strong evidence of negligence will be required to stand up to their scrutiny.
There is also a high bar to pass to even begin a cancer malpractice claim. You must prove that your medical provider owed you a duty of care, they violated that duty, and caused you to suffer an injury with consequent losses. Medical malpractice claimants should also use at least one expert witness testimony, such as testimony from another oncologist or primary care physician who can describe how your medical provider made a mistake.
For help making your case and proven that cancer malpractice happened, come to our firm. We are here to handle every step, so you don’t have to.
We can assist with your case by:
- Investigating your cancer case, diagnosis, and prognosis.
- Collecting evidence of medical negligence or errors.
- Calculating the damages owed to you.
- Sending a demand letter to the liable party.
- Negotiating for a settlement amount.
- Litigating for a court award.
Treating cancer can be expensive. The cost of the disease is not limited only to medical treatments, though. It can impact your finances and livelihood in various ways. If your cancer was worsened due to malpractice, then your losses could be repaid by the liable party.
Damages that can add to the value of your cancer malpractice case include:
- Medical bills, including future costs
- Specialized treatments and medications
- Medical equipment
- Lost wages
- Future lost earnings
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of love, companionship, and support
In New Jersey, cancer patients have two years to start a claim against the medical provider and/or institution that failed to properly diagnose and treat them. The two-year statute of limitations will usually begin on the date that the cancer is correctly diagnosed. When two years from that date pass, if a cancer malpractice claim has not been filed yet, then it can’t be filed in the future, except for in extremely rare circumstances.
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Our team of New Jersey cancer malpractice lawyers from Simonson Goodman Platzer PC has recovered hundreds of millions for our clients throughout our many years of practice experience. 49 of every 50 cases that we work on end in favorable settlements and verdicts, too. If you want to pursue legal action against a medical provider that failed to treat your cancer or that of your loved one, then you know you can depend on us for reliable legal counsel.
Call (800) 817-5029 to speak with a legal team that genuinely cares about your recovery.