Failure to Diagnose Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Colorectal cancer (sometimes called colon cancer) can be diagnosed through a variety of tests: a rectal exam, a colonoscopy, a sigmoidoscopy, a barium enema, and a biopsy. Whether performed as part of a cancer screening, in connection with an annual physical or in response to symptoms such as bleeding or change in bowel habits, the available tests provide doctors with the opportunity to make an early diagnosis and improve the chances of successful treatment.
Through a lack of proper care in ordering, performing, and interpreting tests, however, a patient's colon or rectal cancer may fail to be diagnosed at the early stages, limiting treatment options and survivability. Misdiagnosis of the disease is also common, with doctors confusing it with celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or another condition that may mean the appropriate tests are not performed in a timely manner.
Does undiagnosed colon or rectal cancer mean medical malpractice?
Not every misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose colorectal cancer is due to medical malpractice. Attorneys at Ury & Moskow will investigate the facts and consult with medical experts to determine whether the examining doctor, urologist, laboratory pathologist, or another medical professional failed to proper professional care.
Our trial lawyers have the resources and the experience to successfully recover compensation for those injured by a negligent failure to diagnose colorectal cancer. If you would like a case evaluation please contact our Fairfield, Connecticut, or Washington, DC, office and arrange a free consultation. Our attorneys serve clients in Norwalk, Stamford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Danbury, Waterbury and all of Connecticut, and in New York and Washington, DC.
At Ury & Moskow, attorneys and staff provide the personal attention our clients need to rebuild their lives and the legal sophistication necessary to secure compensation on their behalf. We understand that it may be impossible to completely restore the damage and loss you have experienced due to medical negligence, but our attorneys will vigorously pursue a resolution that will compensate you to the full extent available under the law.
Our lawyers take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning there are no fees until we recover compensation for your injuries and you owe no attorney fees at all if you do not successfully recover on your claim.