Ohio Lawyers Handling Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases
The longer a man lives, the greater his chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Most incidences of this type of cancer are very slow growing, and many men live out their lives with few, if any, problems related to the disease. However, in some men, prostate cancer is aggressive and can be fatal if not treated appropriately.
Early detection of prostate cancer is now possible with a PSA test. This test alerts the doctor to the possibility of prostate cancer and the need for a prostate biopsy to determine whether cancer is present and to measure aggressiveness based on the pathological Gleasons score.
Contact us if your colon cancer was misdiagnosed or you lost a loved one because of this type of physician negligence.
Early detection of prostate cancer can make an enormous difference in outcome. We help people get answers: Did someone's bad decisions lead to the failure to diagnose prostate cancer? When medical evidence shows that doctors endangered their patients ("violated the standard of care"), we hold them and their insurance companies (which usually run the defense and foot the bill) accountable. That helps improve the system for everyone. — Partner Stuart E. Scott
Errors in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Prostate cancer is usually diagnosed by a test known as the PSA test. There are more precise tests that can be used when the patient continues to have an elevated PSA measurement. Despite the existence of these diagnostic tools, prostate cancer continues to cause many fatalities and result in a diminished quality of life.
Physician errors that lead to a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose prostate cancer include:
- Failure to order a PSA test at the appropriate age
- Failure to order a biopsy after an elevated PSA raises suspicion of cancer
- Failure to order a saturation biopsy if the first biopsy is negative, but PSA remains elevated
- Failure to perform more sophisticated tests such as Total PSA and Free PSA
- Failure to consider cancer as the cause of urologic symptoms
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable
Our firm is recognized as one of the pre-eminent medical malpractice law firms in Ohio. We are one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades.
We have more than 65 years of experience representing victims of medical negligence, including those whose cancer was misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. We are known as Cleveland attorneys who prepare every case thoroughly in anticipation of trial. Our reputation as fully prepared lawyers often leads the other side to offer a fair settlement. The opposition would rather absorb a known loss through a settlement rather than risk the exposure and greater expense of a trial.
However, if the offer is unfair to our client, we proceed to trial. We are courtroom lawyers who are effective with juries, telling our client's story with compassion and documenting the medical mistakes that resulted in advanced and possibly untreatable prostate cancer. We strengthen each case by consulting with the appropriate medical specialists, including urologists, oncologists, radiologists and other providers who can add value to our client's case.
Contact us if your prostate cancer was undiagnosed or misdiagnosed or you lost a loved one because of this type of physician negligence.
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We offer free, confidential consultations to determine whether you have a prostate cancer misdiagnosis case. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid deadlines that may exclude you from filing a claim. We handle all medical negligence matters on a contingency basis, so if we tell you that you have a case, be assured that we are prepared to move forward without charging you attorneys' fees. You owe us only if we win compensation for your loss.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.