Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer on the Rise

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Colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as bowel cancer or simply colon cancer, is an abnormal growth of cells in the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum. It is currently the third leading form of cancer diagnosed in the world. In fact, there were approximately 1.8 million new cases of colorectal cancer in 2018 alone. While the prevalence of colon cancer has remained at current rates or begun to decrease in many high-income […]

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Top 3 Misdiagnosed Conditions Cause the Most Misdiagnosis-Related Harm

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Recent research investigating medical misdiagnosis discovered that three main categories of conditions account for the majority of serious harm caused by delayed or inaccurate diagnosis. And there’s more. When it comes to misdiagnosis and medical malpractice, estimates suggest that between 40,000 and 80,000 patients die as a result of misdiagnosis in U.S. hospitals every year. Other research suggests that the numbers are even higher, with as many as 4 million patients suffering serious harm, and […]

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The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers

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Some of the most dangerous cancers are also the most frequently misdiagnosed in the US You may have heard the phrase “early detection saves lives.” In terms of cancer diagnosis and treatment, this could not be more true. If cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, patients are able to begin treatment sooner and to significantly improve their chances for survival. Although hard to imagine, cancer misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis occur with astounding frequency in […]

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Affidavit of Merit for a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

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There are many steps involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey. One of the first and most important steps in the process of filing a medical malpractice claim is called the Affidavit of Merit. An Affidavit of Merit, also known as a Certification of Merit, is intended to demonstrate to the court that a claim has enough validity to warrant litigation. The purpose of the Affidavit of Merit (AOM) is to save the State […]

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New York Legislators Seek to Extend Statute of Limitations for Some Medical Malpractice Claims

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Earlier this week, the New York State Legislature passed a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for certain medical malpractice claims. On Wednesday, June 21st, the New York Senate and later, the Assembly, passed Bill S.6800/A.8516, which seeks to modify the statute of limitations for medical malpractice victims who suffer harm as a result of failure to diagnose cancer or a malignant tumor. Specifically, the bill would alter the point at which the time […]

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Woman Files Medical Malpractice Claim for Failure to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

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In a recent case out of Florida, a woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after she allegedly suffered harm because her doctor failed to diagnose her pancreatic cancer. The plaintiff in this case, Joan Standlee of Lake County, cited her treating physician, Manuel J. Galceran, MD., and his medical practice, Southwest Internal Medicine Specialists, accusing Galceran of medical negligence. According to Standlee, she was diagnosed with malignant pancreatic cancer on April 4, 2016. She has undergone previous […]

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New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Advocate for Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer Victim

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Our New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys are currently working on behalf of a victim of failure to diagnose prostate cancer. The patient, a 48-year-old man from Bergen County, suffered harm as a result of a urologist’s failure to diagnose and treat prostate cancer following a routine vasectomy. In this case, the victim underwent a vasectomy, which is a medical procedure used as a permanent form of birth control. A vasectomy typically takes between 20 and 30 […]

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Family Files Pediatric Malpractice Claim after Teen Dies from Undiagnosed Brain Tumor

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The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a pediatric malpractice claim against doctors who failed to diagnose a brain tumor, which tragically claimed her life. 13-year-old Molly Banzhoff was suffering from symptoms for months before her death from an undiagnosed brain tumor in May of last year. She was frequently experiencing severe migraines, nausea, vision problems, and numbness in her tongue, yet pediatricians and emergency room personnel did not order diagnostic brain imaging tests. […]

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Middlesex County Jury Awards $4.25 Million in Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case

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After doctors failed to diagnose a woman’s salivary gland tumor and she suffered partial paralysis, a jury in Middlesex County awarded $4.25 million in her medical malpractice case. In cases such as these, it is essential to demonstrate the extent to which the victim suffered loss (damages) as a result of their injuries. It is also critical to show the magnitude of harm caused directly through medical negligence, whether it manifests as misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, […]

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NJ Woman’s Estate Awarded $4.69 Million for Cancer Misdiagnosis, Wrongful Death

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A jury in Atlantic County, New Jersey recently awarded $4.69 million in the wrongful death case of a woman who tragically died after doctors failed to diagnose and treat her uterine cancer.  The aforementioned wrongful death case, Horton v. Stanley, was filed by the mother of Shaina Horton, an Ocean City woman whose untimely death occurred at the age of 26, after doctors’ failed to diagnose her cancer. Shaina left behind a daughter, Zoe Horton, who […]

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