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Legal Help for Victims of Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale

Delayed cancer diagnosis is one of the most frequently filed lawsuits in the United States, particularly when it comes to cases of breast cancer. At Malove Henratty, P.A., we handle cancer misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis for plaintiffs suffering from all types of cancer. Combined, we have been practicing personal injury law for more than 55 years, during which we have seen – and represented – many individuals whose cancer went undiagnosed much longer than necessary.

All too often, cancer patients are misdiagnosed and consequently, mistreated by negligent physicians who fail to properly identify the condition in its early stages. The result of such negligence is typically lost treatment options and diminished likelihood of survival. If you or someone you love is suffering from this type of gross medical negligence, do not wait to contact a personal injury lawyer at Malove Henratty, P.A. We will review your situation free of charge to determine if you have a case.

Types of Cases We Handle

At Malove Henratty, P.A., our legal team is prepared to handle all types of cases, including but not limited to the following:

  • Failure to perform proper examination for cancer
  • Failure to conduct a breast examination when mammogram results are reported as normal
  • Failure to identify a palpable lump during physical examination
  • Failure to order additional radiological tests, biopsies, and ultrasounds, if appropriate
  • Failure to fully and properly communicate with the patient
  • Mammogram errors, including failure to order
  • Improper diagnosis of symptoms

If you think you have a case, submit a case evaluation form to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer at our office.

How Misdiagnoses Occur

While circumstances vary from case to case, we have seen a general trend in the way misdiagnoses occur among the individuals we represent in Florida. Typically, the sequence of events goes something like this:

  • Physician examines area of affected tissues
  • Physician uses microscopic appearance of the cells to identify cancer type
  • Physician classifies the cancer based on how advanced it is, a process referred to as “staging”

If the doctor overlooks any details during these crucial stages, misdiagnosis is very likely to occur. Because most forms of cancer are very aggressive, oversights of any nature can cost a patient his or her life. Contact an attorney as soon as possible if your cancer went undiagnosed or was misdiagnosed by a physician.

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Medical malpractice cases, including those involving delayed cancer diagnosis, are time-sensitive. Most injury cases of this nature must be filed within two years of the occurrence. The more time that passes, the harder it may be to preserve evidence, find witness testimony, and build a successful case.

We represent our medical malpractice clients on a contingency fee basis, which means we charge no upfront fees for our services. In fact, we only ask for compensation once we have secured a favorable result on your behalf. To put it simply: You only pay if we win.