purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
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.
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:
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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.
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:
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:
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.
What is the deadline to file a cancer misdiagnosis claim? +
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims requires you to file your lawsuit within two years of the date that you last received negligent medical care that led to a cancer misdiagnosis, or two years from the date that you discover (or should discover) facts informing you that you suffered a cancer misdiagnosis, whichever occurs later. Because the deadline to file your cancer malpractice lawsuit depends on the facts of your case, talk to our Erie, PA, cancer misdiagnosis lawyers as soon as possible after learning of your misdiagnosis. If you file your lawsuit after the limitations period expires on your malpractice claim, you may lose the opportunity to hold your healthcare providers accountable.
What do I need to prove that my doctor committed cancer malpractice? +
Proving that your doctor misdiagnosed your cancer will require evidence such as your medical records, your provider’s treatment notes, progress reports, diagnostic test results, and eyewitness statements. You will also need testimony from another doctor with similar training and experience as yours to explain what the standard of care was in your case and how your doctor’s decisions and actions failed to comply with that standard and caused the misdiagnosis.