Cancer Misdiagnosis


“Many cancers are treatable if caught early. Simply stated, misdiagnosing or delaying the diagnosis of cancer because of negligent conduct is inexcusable.” Partner, Howard Essner



If you or a family member is suffering from the misdiagnosis or the delayed diagnosis of cancer Essner and Kobin LLP can help. We have decades of experience successfully litigating claims like yours, and we have the track record to prove it:

Cancer Misdiagnosis Verdicts & Settlements

  • $3,000,000.00 recovery for the family in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case whose wife and mother died as a result of her doctors failure to timely diagnose her breast cancer
  • $1,500,000.00 recovery in a medical malpractice case for a woman whose doctors failed to timely diagnose her ovarian cancer
  • $1,500,000.00 recovery for a doctor’s failure to diagnose breast cancer
  • $1,400,000.00 recovery for a family in a medical malpractice action whose mother died as a result of her doctor failing to diagnose her colon cancer

Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawsuit

Early detection of cancer is crucial, and a delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer can result in devastating consequences, including the spread of the cancer to other areas, inappropriate treatment or lack of treatment, and/or death. Some commonly misdiagnosed cancers include:
  • Breast cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Stomach cancer
It is critical for general practitioners to refer a patient to an oncologist if they encounter a cancer condition. Many forms of cancer can be completely treated if caught and dealt with quickly. Certain types of cancers which respond well to early treatment and proper diagnosis are:
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Testicular cancer
We have been representing clients in medical malpractice and delayed diagnosis cases for decades. Some of the more common types of negligence in these cases include the following:
  • Negligence in recognizing common symptoms
  • Failure recognize a lump during a breast examination
  • Failure to order CT scans, X-Rays or MRI tests
  • Negligence in evaluating tests properly
  • Presuming a tumor is from an infection
  • Diagnosing a cancerous tumor as benign
  • Failure to order a biopsy
  • Negligence in ordering future tests, treatment and follow-up with patient
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a medical professional’s failure to properly diagnosis cancer, Essner & Kobin LLP can help.
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