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New Jersey Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis & 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.

We have secured the following results for cancer malpractice victims and their families:

  • $2 million: Delayed diagnosis of kidney cancer
  • $1.9 million: Delayed treatment of bladder cancer
  • $1.9 million: Failure to diagnose prostate cancer
  • $1.8 million: Failure to diagnose kidney cancer
  • $1.7 million: Delayed diagnosis of lung cancer
  • $1.25 million: Delayed diagnosis of cancer

Discuss your malpractice case with our New Jersey cancer misdiagnosis lawyers today. Call (800) 817-5029to arrange a free consultation.

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Different Types of Cancers

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 attorneys.

We can handle cancer malpractice cases involving these types of cancer and more:

How Cancer Malpractice Occurs

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/late 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.

How is Cancer Malpractice Proven?

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.

Losses Caused by Cancer Malpractice

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

Cancer Malpractice Statute of Limitations

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.

Get Real Legal Support – Call Now

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) 817-5029to speak with a legal team that genuinely cares about your recovery.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations might be.

  • $87 Million Work Accident Verdict

    The firm won $87 million in the Bronx County Supreme Court for a laborer who was left paralyzed as a result of a work accident in March 2004.

  • $18 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $18,000,000 verdict on behalf of a twin born after a long delay with a severe brain injury-hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

  • $7.9 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $7,900,000 verdict for failure to monitor glucose levels in post CABG patient leads to death of 47 year old leaving a wife and two children.

  • $7.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $7,500,000 recovery for a baby who was seriously brain-damaged at the time of his birth. Due to a delay in delivery, the baby lost vital oxygen to his brain and develop cerebral palsy.

  • $6.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $6,400,000 recovery for a young woman’s pregnancy that was mishandled before she went into labor leading to seizures with resultant brain damage.

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