Cancer is a generic term describing a group of diseases occurring from uncontrolled abnormal cell growth of the organs or tissues. Globally, cancer is among the major causes of death. It can result from a genetic mutation that causes an uncontrollable division of damaged cells leading to the development of abnormalities or a malignant tumor, which can affect an organ’s function. If left undiagnosed and untreated, cancer cells can continue to multiply and spread to other areas of the body, further affecting the body’s functions. The New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned breast cancer is among the most common types of cancer, along with prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer and bladder cancer.
There are various risk factors depending upon the type of cancer. The New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC agrees smoking is among the most common risk factors, along with excessive alcohol consumption, chemical exposure, obesity, excessive sun exposure and family history.
The various causes of cancer are determined by the type of cancer involved. Most often, cancer results from inherited genes, which increase cancer susceptibility, or by environmental factors, such as chemical, viral, bacterial or radiation exposure.
Cancer diagnosis begins with a thorough family and personal medical history, along with risk factors and symptoms for cancer. The diagnostic process should include a thorough physical examination as well. According to our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, the cancer diagnostic process could also include imaging procedures, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI Scans), Computerized Tomography (CT Scans) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scans).
The highly knowledgeable New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found a great variety of symptoms between the various types of cancer. Tragically, usually there are no symptoms in the early stages of cancer development. Depending upon the stage of cancer advancement, symptoms can vary and can mirror symptoms of other medical conditions. For example, a lung cancer symptom can mimic bronchitis symptoms. Colorectal cancer symptoms can mirror symptoms of hemorrhoids. Bladder cancer symptoms can resemble urinary tract infection symptoms.
Along with the resemblance or lack of symptoms leading to cancer misdiagnosis or delay of diagnosis, the New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered numerous forms of medical malpractice leading to cancer misdiagnosis, such as a failure to perform diagnostic tests (as in mammogram, colonoscopy or PSA test), laboratory errors (as in switched tissue specimens resulting in a false positive), radiological errors, (as in misread MRI Scans, CT Scans or X-rays), doctor mistake or doctor errors.
Our New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned cancer claims the lives of more than 1500 people every day and thousands of people suffer from cancer misdiagnosis every year. If you are suffering from cancer misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. Suffering from cancer misdiagnosis can cause horrible and devastating experiences. Cancer misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary, painful, expensive and devastating treatments. Consulting our aggressive New York Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be essential in preserving your rights and successfully pursuing monetary compensation for your injury.
Deadly consequences can arise from cancer misdiagnosis. Cancer misdiagnosis leading to a wrongful death is increasing. It can transform a treatable condition into a terminal prognosis. Early detection is vital for treatment to be successful. Many times medical professionals do not provide the standard of care, and detection and treatment are delayed. Every passing day without treatment reduces the probability of successful treatment. Medical malpractice laws protect the patient and hold the medical provider accountable for the negligence they exhibited. Contacting the New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC may be necessary in the successful mitigation of your claim.
If you or someone you love is suffering from cancer misdiagnosis, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, online or contact an office in Nassau County or Suffolk County in Long Island or one our offices in New York City including Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, the Bronx or Brooklyn or contact our Westchester County office.