The Failure To Diagnose Oral Cancer And Medical Malpractice Law

Oral cancer can have a significant impact on your life. It can change the way you communicate and eat. Cancer can also be fatal if not diagnosed or treated properly and in the early stages of the disease.

Was your oral cancer misdiagnosed or did the doctor fail to diagnose it at an early stage? Did you lose a loved one as a result of misdiagnosed oral cancer? At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, in New York City, we can guide you through the process of bringing a claim. Our attorneys have won a number of successful verdicts and settlements greater than $1 million for our clients who have been injured as a result of malpractice.

Common Causes Of Oral Cancer

When reviewing your medical history and symptoms, certain facts may indicate a higher likelihood of oral cancer. This includes situations where the patient:

  • Smokes or is an ex-smoker
  • Uses or used smokeless tobacco (e.g., chew or snuff)
  • Has a family history of cancer
  • Has human papillomavirus virus (HPV), which can increase your risk of oral cancer
  • Has an immunodeficiency disease
  • Has chronic lesions or warts in their mouths

Determining If The Doctor Was Negligent

As a patient or a family member, it can be difficult to know whether negligence was a factor in the misdiagnosis. It takes experience handling medical malpractice claims and reviewing medical records to recognize evidence of malpractice. At our firm, we have the knowledge, skills and resources to help you hold the negligent parties accountable for the misdiagnosed oral cancer.

When you work with our firm, we will perform an in-depth investigation into the circumstances that led to your misdiagnosis. Having handled more than 1,000 medical malpractice cases, we have experience reviewing medical records and working with medical experts to build and uncover evidence for our clients' cases.

Recent Case Results:

$1,000,000 for the wrongful death of a 42-year-old HIV positive man resulting from a failure by his dentists to timely diagnose oral cancer.

Schedule A Free Consultation

To discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm, contact us by email, call us at 212-986-2022 or at 866-SMILEYLAW. Your first consultation is free of charge, and you will owe no attorney fees unless we secure compensation for you.