What Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer in New York May Have Cost You

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How serious is a failure to diagnose colon cancer? What did the delay in your colon cancer diagnosis cost you? These are understandable questions as you, and your family, are reeling from a Stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis. Our New York medical malpractice lawyers believe that you deserve the answers.

While each case is unique, a delay in your colon cancer diagnosis may have:
  • Decreased your chances of survival. According to a United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, the five-year survival rate for colon cancer that is localized and detected early is 91%.* The five-year survival rate drops dramatically for suffers of Stage 4 colon cancer who, according to the study, have an 11% chance of surviving five years.
  • Increased your chances of requiring surgery. Less invasive cancer fighting techniques such as chemotherapy and radiation may not be effective on late stage colon cancer.
  • Significantly affected your quality of life. Your pain may be significant and the time that you have left may not be enjoyable.

If your doctor's negligence caused your late stage cancer, you may have the legal right to pursue a New York medical malpractice case. For more information about your rights and your potential recovery, please contact a New York medical malpractice attorney today at 1-800-PAGAN-911. Our experienced and compassionate New York City medical malpractice attorneys would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation.

*Source: CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Surveillance Summaries, November 26, 2010

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