The Search for Truth
You may be angry at a health care system that has failed you. You may be frustrated and blame yourself for not having done something different. You may be unsure whether or not your doctor did anything wrong at all.
Whatever your situation, cancer that is diagnosed only at an advanced stage leaves many difficult and unanswered questions.
At Powers & Santola, LLP, our Syracuse and Albany delayed cancer diagnosis attorneys can help you find answers to difficult questions and provide the excellent legal representation needed to obtain full and fair compensation for the damage you have experienced. We are available to take cases in New York state and in all U.S. states that recognize this type of medical malpractice claim.
We encourage you to use the links below to learn more about our practice, or to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers directly to find out what we can do to help.
Specific Types of Cancer
The “Loss of a Chance” Cases
Generally speaking, cancer patients who are diagnosed at an early stage of the disease have a much better long-term prognosis. Treatment of the disease at an early stage is often less invasive and not as harsh.
Today, 25 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have adopted the “loss of a chance” doctrine. Under this legal concept, a cancer patient who would have had a five-year prognosis of 95 percent survival can recover compensation for that “increased chance of death” or the harsher treatment regimens they have had to endure as a result of the delayed diagnosis of their cancer.
Contact Our Albany Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Attorneys
If you’ve received a delayed diagnosis of cancer, schedule a free consultation today. Call our cancer misdiagnosis lawyers directly at 518-465-5995 or contact us online.