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Our Attorneys Help You Recover After Negligent Cancer Misdiagnosis in Connecticut

Holding doctors accountable for failing to perform or accurately read diagnostic tests

Medical science cannot cure everything and adverse medical outcomes are not always someone’s fault. However, doctors, X-ray technicians and other medical care providers sometimes make mistakes that can have devastating consequences on their patients’ prognoses. Without an accurate and timely diagnosis, you may miss the vital opportunity to receive curative treatments only available during the earlier stages of your disease. The delay in diagnosis can increase your pain and disability and reduce your life expectancy and quality of life.

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC is composed of a dynamic team of attorneys who have more than 65 years of combined experience handling numerous medical negligence cases. Our Stamford, Connecticut malpractice attorneys investigate your case to determine if physician errors or hospital negligence played a role in the misdiagnosis of your cancer. We hold these professionals responsible for the damages you suffered because of the mistake.

Oncologists’ standard of care

Oncologists are held to the same standard of care as radiologists, X-ray technicians, diagnostic laboratories and other cancer-related medical professionals and facilities. To prove that your doctor failed to meet this basic standard, our lawyers consult with experts in Norwalk, Stamford and the surrounding communities who help us build your case and present persuasive evidence to judges and juries.

Commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer

Localized cancer means that the malignant cells remain in one area of your body. For example, breast cancer may be confined to one small lump in one breast or skin cancer may occur only as one shallow lesion. Cancer is considered regional when it has spread to other tissues near the original tumor, such as the lymph nodes or other adjacent organs. At its final distant stages, the disease may appear in tissues located throughout the body.

Survival rates at the localized stage are much higher than at the later stages of the disease. For example, according to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 91.5 percent of women survive past five years if their ovarian cancer is diagnosed at the localized stage, whereas the five-year survival rate drops to 26.9 percent at the distant stage. Commonly misdiagnosed cancers include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Bladder cancer

Consult with our Stamford, Connecticut firm if failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis caused you harm

To learn more about your rights if your doctor failed to provide an accurate and timely diagnosis of your cancer, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. Located in downtown Stamford, our office sits near the courthouse and has plenty of parking and accessibility to public transportation. To ease the financial burden on you, we handle your case on contingency. We serve clients in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Fairfield County and throughout the state of Connecticut. Hablamos español.

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