Colon Cancer | Delayed Diagnosis
Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer in Pennsylvania
Colon cancer is usually curable when identified early on. However, it remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Patients may require aggressive treatment that can include extensive surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. They may have to use colostomy bags after colon removal.
Caring and Tenacious Attorneys on Your Side
The Pittsburgh lawyers of Raizman Frischman & Rizza, P.C., help clients who have suffered the consequences of undiagnosed or untreated colon cancer. We have been able to help them obtain the compensation that can help them cope with their circumstances and live life more fully. Some clients have lost loved ones to colon cancer; we file wrongful death claims, seeking compensation for the lost income, support, and consortium of the deceased. Whether a medical malpractice claim or a wrongful death case, our Pennsylvania attorneys work hard to obtain needed compensation that can help clients cope with their situations.
Colon Cancer Errors
A variety of medical errors lead to untreated or undiagnosed colon cancer:
- Failure to order routine colonoscopy screening at recommended intervals
- Improperly interpreting the results of screenings and biopsies
- Failure to refer to appropriate specialists, such as a gastroenterologist
- Failure to follow up on reported symptoms, such as blood in the stool or other common signs of colon cancer
- Surgical errors when removing early-stage polyps
- Failure to identify family history of colon cancer
People whose colon cancer is more advanced because of errors such as these will experience more pain, greater recovery time, increased expense, more wage loss and a greater chance of premature death. They deserve full payment; our lawyers aggressively seek out all sources of compensation by building strong cases.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm
If you or a loved one has had colon cancer misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, call our Pittsburgh colon cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at 855-90-4INJURY to schedule your free initial consultation. Or send us an e-mail to learn about our experience with misdiagnosed cancer cases.