New Jersey Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Representing Victims of Cancer Misdiagnosis Across New Jersey
Prostate cancer is among the most prevalent forms of cancer in men in the United States, ranked second only to skin cancer. In fact, approximately 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during his life. Prostate cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., behind lung cancer. However, it is also highly treatable, with extremely high survival rates among those diagnosed. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 87 percent of prostate cancer patients will enter remission or be cured altogether, with 2.9 million survivors still alive today. With such encouraging prognoses, it is all the more astounding that healthcare professionals frequently fail to diagnose or treat prostate cancer in an appropriate and timely manner. Whether this negligence manifests in failure to recognize symptoms, failure to administer necessary tests, misinterpretation of test results, or errors during biopsies or surgical procedures, the results can be tragic, if not fatal, for victims.
At Fronzuto Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to advocating for those whose lives have been ravaged by the effects of cancer misdiagnosis. Offering support, guidance, and aggressive advocacy, we will help you and your family to navigate through these difficult circumstances, utilizing our litigating prowess, extensive knowledge of the law, and connections with renowned experts to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. More than a law firm, our goal is to be a resource, to our patients and the community, as we seek to rectify the wrongs of those whose negligence cause harm to innocent victims. To discuss the circumstances of your case, or the cancer misdiagnosis of someone you love, schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled member of our legal team today by calling 973-435-4551 (toll free at 888-409-0816) or contact us online.
Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer
There are two primary methods of prostate cancer diagnosis: a digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. One or both of these methods may be used to screen for prostate cancer, but a biopsy is the only way to confirm this diagnosis. With digital rectal exams, PSA tests, medical history evaluations, ultrasounds, and biopsies, there are a host of opportunities for errors or oversights, which can spell tragic results. The prostate biopsy is often the site of these errors due to the size of the prostate itself, and the potential to miss cancerous cells contained within it altogether. It is also possible to misidentify cancerous cells once they are removed, as the cell structures of cancerous vs. non-cancerous cells can be extremely difficult to distinguish.
Delayed diagnosis for prostate cancer is also very common, as the more specific and striking symptoms of the disease do not tend to manifest until the cancer has reached its advanced stages. Symptoms which may appear earlier in the cancer’s progression, such as frequent urination, may be overlooked or misinterpreted due to the association of these symptoms with many other conditions. Failure to administer appropriate testing can allow the cancer to linger and develop into a much greater and more life-threatening problem, particularly because surgery to remove the cancer and/or the prostate gland in its entirety has proven an effective and often life-saving option. In order to capitalize on this treatment alternative, the cancer must be identified before it reaches the point at which a surgical resolution is no longer viable.
Contact our NJ Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer Lawyers Today
If you suspect that you or someone you love has suffered physically, emotionally, or financially as a result of prostate cancer misdiagnosis, contact the legal advocates at Fronzuto Law Group to discuss your case. Our attorneys are pleased to provide free initial consultations and to discuss the legal avenues that may be available to you.