Plaintiff, Mrs. Patricia Dengel, had died prior to trial of unrelated causes. The case involved surgical malpractice during a gallbladder operation. The case was litigated in Allegheny County at G.D. 98-16491 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorneys in Pittsburgh
In the last several years, advancements in medical technology and our understanding of cancer have made it easier for doctors to locate cancerous cells and begin treatment. Unfortunately, even when medical advice is sought early on, physicians may still misdiagnose patients who have cancer by failing to perform comprehensive testing or by missing key warning signs. In a case where the misdiagnosis of cancer has led to a failure to treat the cancer in a timely fashion, the doctor and other medical professionals responsible for the diagnosis may be held accountable.
At the law firm of Tom Crenney & Associates, our lawyers provide experienced personal injury and medical malpractice representation throughout Western Pennsylvania. We help those patients who have been misdiagnosed and have suffered as a result of failures to diagnose serious illnesses. Our firm uses our own medical experts to help determine what doctors, X-ray technicians and others should have reasonably found in their examinations. We can help you quickly evaluate your case and give you an honest assessment of your options.
If you believe that a misdiagnosis of cancer or other serious medical condition has led to a worsening of that condition, seek legal representation immediately. You do not want to wait too long after the negligence occurs because you only have a limited period of time to file a lawsuit to recovery for your injuries.
Common Misdiagnoses of Cancer
- Inability to properly interpret varied symptoms
- Inadequate or insufficient testing techniques
- Misinterpretation of test results
- Failure to follow up on suspicious results
- Overlooking symptoms if patients do not fit into a typical category for certain cancers, such as breast cancer in males
- Ignoring symptoms in children or diagnosing them as other conditions
In many of these cases, medical negligence has led to the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, which can also have a significant impact on the prognosis of the patient in question. Patients who have suffered as a result of this negligence and misdiagnosis have the right to pursue compensation for the resulting damages. Our firm can also represent the families of victims whose misdiagnosis has resulted in wrongful death.
Contact Tom Crenney & Associates About Your Misdiagnosis
While not every error or misdiagnosis is the result of negligence or malpractice, there are many cases in which avoidable mistakes were made that contributed to the worsening of medical conditions. If you believe that your cancer was misdiagnosed or diagnosed late, contact us at Tom Crenney & Associates in Pittsburgh and get the experienced representation that you need.
Contact us for a free initial consultation with a misdiagnosis attorney in Pittsburgh. Call us at 412.644.5545 or toll free at 888.644.5545.