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Failure to Diagnose or Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

Errors by New York City Doctors & Hospitals

In making a diagnosis, a doctor's first duty is to rule out the most serious or life-threatening possibilities. A diligent physician follows specific procedures to correctly identify the problem in a timely manner. When doctors or support staff ignore patient complaints, take shortcuts, or fail to follow through on testing, patients may suffer irreversible harm or death.

Sullivan & Brill, LLP pursues medical malpractice lawsuits for delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and failure to diagnose. We have the experience and resources to hold physicians and hospitals accountable for lasting disability, economic harm, and the profound personal impact. We handle medical negligence cases throughout New York City, including Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County. Contact us today for a free consultation.

New York City Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Our founder and personal injury trial lawyer, Joseph F. Sullivan, leads our medical malpractice group. He brings more than 15 years of knowledge and experience, and demonstrated results in medical negligence litigation. Our legal team is equipped to handle all diagnosis errors, including:

  • Delayed diagnosis of cancer: depriving the patient of opportunities to eradicate tumors in early stages of cancer or hastening the patient's death in latter stages
  • Emergency room errors: failure to diagnose and treat heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, internal bleeding, sepsis, or other life-threatening conditions
  • Failure to diagnose serious infections or illnesses
  • Failure to diagnose broken bones
  • Misdiagnosis resulting in unnecessary surgery or harmful treatment

Joseph Sullivan recently settled a case of delayed diagnosis of cancer against a Brooklyn dermatologist, recovering $350,000 on behalf of a woman who sought help for a suspicious mole on her face. She was incorrectly informed that her biopsy was normal when in fact it revealed skin cancer. Fortunately, she found another doctor who correctly diagnosed the carcinoma. Though the cancer was removed before it spread, the surgery left visible scars on her forehead that would have been avoided had the cancer been identified and treated at the earlier stage.

Need immediate legal counsel? Contact Sullivan & Brill, LLP today!

The failure to diagnose cancer or other serious medical conditions leads to thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths. Sullivan & Brill, LLP stands ready to fight for your rightful compensation if this happened to you or a loved one. We understand the financial and emotional hardship that this type of situation can have on you and your family. When you schedule your free case consultation, we can discuss your legal options as you move forward with your medical malpractice case. Our priority is your well-being and helping you obtain justice. Nobody should have to suffer due to the misdiagnosis from a medical professional, and we are here to help you.