More and more cancer is being diagnosed and treated in the United States than at any other time in our history. There is a vigorous debate in the medical community about whether cancer is being over-diagnosed and over-treated.
Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis
Studies have shown that in the last ten years thousands of cases of prostate cancer have been diagnosed and treated even though the patients would not have died or suffered any adverse consequences of prostate cancer before their death. Many of these patients suffered horrific side effects from prostate treatment including becoming incontinent, developing infections and sexual dysfunction. For many of these patients watching and waiting should have been the recommended treatment plan, but the medical providers and drug companies made enormous fees from procedures and prescriptions.
If you or a loved one was not given the option of waiting and watching in regard to treatment for prostate cancer you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.
Treated for Non-Existing Cancer
Likewise, our law firm has seen a dramatic increase in claims where a patient’s cancer was misdiagnosed and they received treatment for a cancer they did not have, and lost the opportunity to have the correct treatment.
Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment
We have also seen a dramatic increase in claims where a primary care physician, physician’s assistant or registered nurse practitioner did not listen to their patient when they reported a painful lump in their breast, which led to the failure to timely diagnose breast cancer. If the delay in diagnosis caused a patient to have a more radical treatment plan or changed their life expectancy then they may have a medical malpractice claim.
We Have Over 25 Years of Experience
We have been working with experts in oncology, radiology and primary care medicine for over twenty five years. We will be able to quickly evaluate whether you or a loved one has a claim involving the misdiagnosis or mistreatment of cancer that needs further investigation to see if we can move forward toward a successful resolution of a claim.
All of this initial investigation is done at no charge to you, and we will only be reimbursed for our costs if we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. Furthermore, our services are provided on a contingent fee basis, so there is no charge for attorney’s fees unless we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. You must act quickly if you think you may have a medical malpractice claim because Florida has a very short statute of limitations in which to bring a medical malpractice claim.
The law as to when the statute of limitations ends in a medical malpractice case is very complex. Even if you have been told by another law firm that the statute of limitations has expired or you do not have a claim please call us to get our opinion. Many times we have been able to bring successful claims for clients that have been told by other lawyers that they do not have a valid claim or that their claim has been barred by the statute of limitations.
If you are looking for a law firm dedicated to the successful investigation and prosecution of medical malpractice claims involving issues related to cancer treatment errors please call our law office at 813-264-4800 or email your questions to David Eaton.