Bone Cancer Misdiagnosis
Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Victims Of Bone Cancer Misdiagnosis
Bone cancer is more rare than some other forms of cancer, but unfortunately it often affects children. As with other forms of cancer, it is important that the doctor pay attention to the patient’s complaints, the condition of his or her body, and order the proper tests. Malignant bone cancers include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and multiple myeloma. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose this disease at an early stage can lead to amputation or death.
I’m attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent families in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have suffered losses because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose their bone cancer. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
Should My Bone Cancer Have Been Detected?
The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain, which may initially occur at night or during activity. Bone cancer may also be felt as a lump or tissue mass on or near the bone. In an advanced stage, the bone can become weak and fracture easily.
As with other suspected tumors, your doctor can take a sample of a growth on your leg and have it inspected under a microscope by the pathologist. It is then up to the pathologist to correctly interpret what he sees, and determine whether the tissue is benign or malignant. Unfortunately, pathologists sometimes interpret things incorrectly and “miss” a cancer.
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A Lawsuit Provides Compensation … And More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member … mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Failure to diagnose cancer cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the doctor or hospital that caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
Our Experience With Bone Cancer Cases
The attorneys at Gismondi & Associates have experience handling bone cancer cases, including a case for a young gentleman from Erie who suffered a leg amputation because a pathologist who inspected a tumor taken from his leg mistakenly said it was not cancer and did not require further treatment. Unfortunately, two more years went by until the tumor was correctly diagnosed as cancer, but by that time, it was too late to save the man’s leg. He was able to return to his job, but we still obtained a significant recovery well into six figures on his behalf.
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