Failure to Diagnose Colorectal Cancer

A Knowledgeable Colorectal Cancer Attorney

Current medical data and protocols indicate that screening tests for colorectal cancer should begin at approximately age 50, or earlier for people with bowel disease or a family history of polyps or cancer. While a colonoscopy or other diagnostic tests can be instrumental in detecting precancerous polyps, effective treatment often hinges on a doctor's interpretation of results and follow-through on the screening.

Was your colorectal cancer — or a loved one's — missed or allowed to progress due to a doctor's negligence? Are you coping with a terminal diagnosis or other outcome that will impact you and your family in profound ways? At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, you can speak with a New York City colorectal cancer lawyer prepared to thoroughly evaluate your potential medical malpractice case.

Dedicated attorneys at our Manhattan law firm have handled more than 1,000 medical malpractice cases, and we continue pursuing them today in a very challenging judicial climate. We have obtained numerous medical malpractice settlements and verdicts greater than $1 million, including sizable recoveries for failures to diagnose and treat various forms of cancer.

Access To Experts Who Recognize Actionable Medical Mistakes

We understand that it is impossible for you to know if what happened to you constitutes medical malpractice, and that many people are reluctant to consider legal action against a doctor they have trusted. Our legal team takes no shortcuts in case evaluation, turning to qualified physicians to assess situations including:

  • Failures to order appropriate screenings in the presence of a family history or known symptoms of colorectal cancer
  • Failures to order removal of polyps in the colon or rectum before they develop into cancer
  • Insufficient follow-through with patients who have been diagnosed or identified as susceptible to colorectal cancer

Contact Us For A Consultation With A Medical Malpractice Attorney

Our respected Midtown Manhattan firm provides free consultations and the utmost in supportive, results-focused client service. You will pay no attorney fees if we cannot obtain a financial recovery in your case. To contact us, call 212-986-2022 or 866-SMILEYLAW anytime.

Topics: Medical Malpractice