Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer

Helping Out Ovarian Cancer Victims

An early and accurate diagnosis of ovarian cancer can make the difference between recovery and a spread of the disease leading to a tragic early death. While numerous advances have been made in detecting and treating this aggressive form of cancer, patients are still highly dependent on the knowledge and diligence of their doctors.

Was your ovarian cancer — or a loved one's — allowed to spread due to a doctor's failure to diagnose it? Was your family history of the disease overlooked by a primary care physician, or were you under regular medical care before receiving a diagnosis of Stage 4 or otherwise advanced ovarian cancer? At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, proven medical malpractice lawyers are prepared to evaluate and seriously consider your potential case.

Recent Case Result

$1.85 million for death caused by the failure to properly follow up and treat a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer: The woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer by her regular gynecologist and referred to a specialist for further treatment. The specialist performed surgery on the woman to remove her ovaries and uterus but did not order the required chemotherapy treatment after the surgery. Unfortunately, after 18 months the cancer spread throughout the woman's body, and she died from metastatic ovarian cancer.

In a 40-plus-year history, our Manhattan law firm has handled more than 1,000 medical malpractice cases. We continue to take valid lawsuits to trial in an age when these cases are more intensely contested than ever. Our successes for victims and their families include numerous settlements and verdicts greater than $1 million, in a range of cases including those arising from failures to diagnose cancer in various forms.

Equipped To Evaluate Serious Violations Of Standards Of Care

A New York City ovarian cancer lawyer at our firm will hear you out to learn your perspective on what happened, and we can call on an extensive network of qualified medical professionals to review your case. We may be able to take action for you after serious mistakes such as:

  • Failure to order a CA 125 blood test when appropriate based on your symptoms, family history of ovarian cancer or other factors
  • Failure to detect ovarian cysts or other danger signs and provide a referral to an oncologist
  • Failures in treatment, ongoing monitoring and full follow-through after an ovarian cancer diagnosis

Contact An Experienced NYC Ovarian Cancer Malpractice Lawyer

We pursue and actively try medical malpractice lawsuits based on thorough investigation, qualification and evaluation of whether appropriate standards of care were followed or violated.

To speak with a lawyer who will listen carefully and treat you with respect in a free consultation, call our law firm today at 212-986-2022 or toll free at 866-SMILEYLAW. You will pay no attorney fees unless we handle your case and obtain a financial recovery for you.

Topics: Medical Malpractice