Failure to Diagnose Prostate & Testicular Cancer
Prostate cancer frequently responds to treatment and may be cured when localized. Yet many men at risk for the disease are not tested for prostate cancer, and in cases where it is detected, treatment may be delayed. In 2006, the National Cancer Institute estimated that out of 234,000 new cases of cancer of the prostate, more than 27,000 resulted in death. In recent years the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) for screening makes it possible to detect the disease in its earliest stages. In combination with a rectal examination, it is possible to identify a high percentage of tumors before the cancer metastasizes and while it is easily treatable.
Diagnosing testicular cancer
Testicular cancer is diagnosed by a physical examination of the testicle, an ultrasound of the testicle, blood and urine tests, and possibly a biopsy of a removed testicle. The disease is almost always treatable with surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy if diagnosed correctly and in the early stages. It is not uncommon for a doctor to misdiagnose testicular cancer as an infection and send the patient home with antibiotics resulting in a dangerous delay in treatment.
When is failure to diagnose cancer malpractice?
Not every misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose prostate or testicular cancer is due to medical malpractice. Our attorneys will examine the evidence and consult with medical experts to identify a situation where the examining doctor, urologist, laboratory pathologist, or another medical professional failed to give care that met professional standards. The diagnostic error could result from a preconception on the part of the doctor due to the patient's age, weight, or general health.
Trial lawyers at Ury & Moskow have the resources and the experience to successfully recover compensation for those injured by a negligent failure to diagnose prostate or testicular 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, our attorneys and staff provide the personal attention our clients need to recover and the legal sophistication they need to secure compensation after suffering losses due to medical negligence. We understand that it may be impossible to completely restore the damage and loss you have experienced, but our attorneys will vigorously pursue a resolution that will compensate you to the full extent available under the law.
Our lawyers take medical malpractice 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.