Cancer TreatmentEl transcurso de una enfermedad, y el tratamiento que recibe el paciente, particularmente con cáncer, pueden se afectados si la condición no se diagnostica, o si se hace un diagnóstico precipitadamente, o demasiado tarde. As a leading medical malpractice firm, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC knows that cancer misdiagnoses can result from many different circumstances.

Una situación común se presenta cuando un médico no le presta atención a las preocupaciones del paciente o no refiere al paciente a un especialista. The firm came across such a case in an Associated Press story about a jury awarding an Oahu man $5.62 million for a cancer misdiagnosis. The plaintiff, Jeff Kim, sued Straub Clinic & Hospital for not detecting a cancerous tumor in his mouth.

In 2008, Kim went to see an ear, nose and throat doctor at the hospital due to a pain in his mouth—fearing it was cancer. El abogado de Kim alegó que el médico no diagnosticó sus síntomas totalmente antes de que Kim fuera dado de alta.  Furthermore, Kim was not given a readily available medical test, which would have detected this cancer. The article also reported that a tumor in Kim’s mouth had greatly enlarged before the cancer was found in 2011. Kim had to undergo numerous surgeries to remove the cancer from his mouth and jaw and reconstruct his face.

In representing cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits, the firm experts can help victims who suffered physically, emotionally and financially as a result.

We did not represent any of the parties in this case.

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