Category: Cancer Misdiagnosis

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Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer on the Rise

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 […]

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Top 3 Misdiagnosed Conditions Cause the Most Misdiagnosis-Related Harm

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. […]

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The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers

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 […]

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Affidavit of Merit for a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

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 […]

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

The New York State Legislature passed a bill that extends the statute of limitations for certain medical malpractice claims, specifically those involving missed cancer diagnosis and related negligence. On Wednesday, June 21st, the New York Senate and later, the Assembly, passed Bill S.6800/A.8516, which modifies the statute of limitations for medical malpractice victims who suffer harm […]

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Failure to Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

New Jersey Pancreatic Cancer Attorneys for Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Often, in cases involving cancer misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose cancer, the timely recognition of cancer warning signs can spell the difference between life and death. In specific cases involving pancreatic cancer, which accounts for approximately 3% of all cancers in the United States […]

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

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, […]

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

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, […]

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

Have you or a loved one been a victim of misdiagnosed or undiagnosed cancer in Middlesex County, NJ? You are not alone. These cases arise all too often in Middlesex County and throughout New Jersey. For instance, a recent cancer missed diagnosis case resolved with millions in damages. Specifically, after doctors failed to diagnose a […]

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