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Erie, PA Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Cancer Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA, Fights for Clients Whose Lives Have Been Devastated by Misdiagnoses in Erie County, Crawford County, and Throughout Pennsylvania

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a life-shattering event. Fortunately, early diagnoses come with the hope of effective treatment. However, the shock of a diagnosis can be compounded by anger when you learn that your healthcare provider missed signs that should have led to a much earlier diagnosis. If you’ve had a cancer misdiagnosis due to your doctor’s malpractice, turn to the Erie, PA, cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for help. Since 2010, our firm has represented the interests of clients across northwest Pennsylvania who have been harmed by negligent medical care. Our team combines their decades of experience in personal injury, medical-legal issues, and insurance defense to develop case strategies to demand maximum compensation from healthcare providers and insurance companies. 

When you’ve been harmed by a cancer misdiagnosis, turn to the cancer malpractice attorneys in Erie, PA, at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., for help pursuing compensation and justice. Contact our firm today for a free initial claim evaluation to discuss how we can assist you with securing financial recovery for your additional medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life. 

Common Causes of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Negligent mistakes by doctors and other healthcare providers may lead to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a patient’s cancer. Some of the top causes of cancer misdiagnosis include:

  • Failure to take a complete patient history
  • Failure to perform an adequate physical examination
  • Disbelieving a patient’s subjective complaints
  • Failure to include cancer in the differential diagnosis
  • Prematurely excluding cancer as a potential diagnosis
  • Failure to order diagnostic testing
  • Misinterpretation of test results
  • Failure to obtain a second opinion or consult with specialists
  • Failure to follow up after an initial diagnosis and treatment
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The Consequences of Cancer Malpractice

Today, medical science has advanced enough that doctors can effectively treat most cancers when the disease is caught at an early stage. Early-stage cancers are limited to the original area where the cancer first formed. However, as the disease progresses to a more advanced stage, tumors begin spreading throughout the body. Late-stage cancers are extremely challenging to treat, with effective treatment options becoming limited. Long-term survival rates for late-stage cancers drop considerably compared to survival rates for early-stage cancers. As a result, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer can have catastrophic consequences. If cancer is allowed to spread due to a delayed diagnosis, a patient may lose the opportunity for effective treatment options and have reduced chances of long-term survival. 

Misdiagnosing a patient with cancer when they actually are not suffering from the disease can also have severe consequences. An erroneous diagnosis of cancer may result in a patient undergoing intensive, unnecessary treatment, such as exploratory surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. Meanwhile, the patient’s true condition may go untreated. 

What Financial Recovery Might You Be Entitled to After Suffering Harm Due to a Cancer Misdiagnosis?

If your doctor misdiagnosed you or failed to diagnose your cancer, you may have the right to recover compensation for losses you’ve suffered, including for:

  • Costs of additional or more intensive treatment you need for a more advanced case of cancer
  • Home health care expenses
  • Lost wages/income if you need to take leave from work while undergoing intensive treatment
  • Loss of future earning capacity if you become disabled from working
  • Additional pain from the cancer or more intensive treatments (such as surgery or chemotherapy)
  • Emotional distress, including from disabilities or reduced life expectancy

The Erie, PA, Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Will Pursue the Justice You Deserve

A cancer misdiagnosis can cost you precious time to get the treatment you need to beat the disease. Turn to our cancer malpractice attorneys in Erie, PA, for experienced legal counsel through each of the stages of your claim for accountability and compensation from a negligent healthcare provider. Our firm will help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve by:

  • Recovering evidence to support your claims
  • Identifying potentially liable medical providers
  • Working with medical experts to persuasively explain how your healthcare providers’ negligence resulted in a delayed diagnosis of your cancer
  • Documenting your ongoing and future financial and personal losses
  • Filing your claims and handling communications with insurance adjusters and providers’ representatives on your behalf
  • Fighting for the financial relief and justice you deserve, whether through a negotiated settlement or by advocating your case in court and at trial

Contact Us for a Free Case Review to Speak with Our Cancer Malpractice Attorneys in Erie, PA

If your cancer was not timely diagnosed, you deserve to pursue accountability for the harm and loss you’ve suffered. Contact Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., today for a free, no-obligation consultation to get experienced legal help from our Erie, PA, cancer misdiagnosis lawyers. 

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