Pursuing Justice For Victims Of Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis

Colorectal cancer has become a prevalent disease in the United States. Attacking the colon, rectum and anus, colorectal cancers often grow undetected until they become life-threatening. Often, lack of detection does not indicate any failure in diligence on the part of the patient. Sadly, in many cases, it can be attributed to physician negligence and medical malpractice.

From our offices in Pittsburgh, the law firm of Biancheria & Maliver P.C. provides resources and representation for individuals and families impacted by the tragedy of a delayed diagnosis of colon cancer and other cases of medical malpractice.

To schedule a free case analysis and consultation with attorney and board-certified physician Deborah Maliver, please contact the firm for help today.

The Impact of a Delay in the Diagnosis of Colon Cancer

If classic signs of colon cancer are present, it is essential to seek medical care. Doctors have been trained to recognize these symptoms and should schedule screenings such as colonoscopies or flexible sigmoidoscopies to confirm the diagnosis.

Individuals with a family history of polyps, ulcerative colitis or colon cancer should request regular screenings as a preventative measure. Also, request screening if symptoms such as these manifest:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Narrowing of the stool
  • Regular diarrhea or constipation
  • Chronic stomach pain
  • Cramping

When these symptoms are present, professional protocols require a doctor to proceed with further tests to confirm or rule out cancer. In some cases, however, negligent physicians have assured patients with these symptoms that there was nothing wrong or have misdiagnosed colon cancer as hemorrhoids or other benign, noncancerous disorders.

If cancer is discovered early, relatively simple treatments are available. For example, should the doctor find precancerous growths, known as polyps, he or she may be able to simply remove them. If the diagnosis is delayed, however, the treatments are more limited and much more invasive. If colon cancer is not detected and treated in time, it can prove fatal.

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Whether a doctor misses tell tale signs, fails to follow up on screenings or misdiagnoses colon cancer, the result is the same: A patient and his or her family suffer. If your family has experienced the tragedy of a delayed diagnosis of colon cancer, contact Biancheria & Maliver P.C. for a free analysis and evaluation of your claim by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.

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Helping Medical Malpractice Victims In Pennsylvania

Medical malpractice cases are extremely traumatic, but they are also very technical. If you feel you have been harmed by a medical professional, you no doubt want answers and you want the negligent party or parties to be held responsible.

At Biancheria & Maliver P.C., we pride ourselves on providing effective representation, focused on client service, for Pennsylvania physician negligence cases and medical malpractice cases. If you need to discuss your situation with our experienced team, contact an attorney at our firm today for a free assessment and evaluation of your claim.