Robert Boyers

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Failure to Diagnose CancerAn explicit or implicit defense that we often see in these cases is that the physician did not cause the cancer, so he should not be held responsible for the consequences of this terrible illness. And, of course, it is true that doctors do not typically cause cancer. However, the key in successfully treating most cancers is early detection followed by proper treatment.

When a physician fails to listen to his patient’s complaints, fails to do a complete physical exam and thereafter fails to perform necessary tests - blood, urine, radiological scans or biopsy of a tumor (where the affected tissue can be examined microscopically) among other tests – this may lead to a critical delay in treatment. Delay in diagnosis can result in a spreading or metastasis of the cancer, make treatment more difficult and, as it causes the cancer stages to advance, renders the prognosis less favorable.

Common types of delayed diagnosis of cancer cases include breast cancer, cervical cancer, cancer of the uterus, colon cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, stomach cancer and brain cancer (brain tumor), skin cancer, pancreatic cancer and lung cancer, among others.

Cancer misdiagnosis malpractice cases may entitle a patient to recover compensation for damages due to radical and life altering medical intervention, which could have been avoided through early detection and treatment, or for the wrongful death of a family member.

If you or a loved one has been injured by malpractice and you would like to speak with an experienced cancer misdiagnosis lawyer, please contact us to speak to one of the trial lawyers at Boyers Law Group, for a free consultation about your legal rights.

Client Reviews
Rob very successfully represented our family (our son) in a medical malpractice case involving a birth injury where our son suffered brachial plexus at birth.
Rob truly has a passion and an amazing talent for law. His commitment to his clients is truly unwavering and we are forever grateful for the dedication and care that he put into our son's case. Without a doubt it is because of Rob that our son will have opportunities in life he may not have had and will have the resources he needs to make his disablility less of a hindrance for him.
Robert Boyers was recommended to me to handle my slip and fall case. I will be forever grateful to Robert for allowing me to feel that I was in the ‘best possible hands’ throughout the 2+ year process through and including the settlement of the case. Robert’s expertise, professionalism, and compassion were beyond what I observed in the legal field. And, his associate and staff were a fine reflection of Robert’s guidance. Robert was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Rhonda
I hired Mr. Robert Boyers for a wrongful death case involving my father. I wasn’t sure what to do, or procedures to take until I met Mr. Boyers. I can say honestly from my heart I’m very thankful I met this attorney. Losing a father, and feeling lost is the worst feeling anyone would have. Mr. Boyers and his staff was very sincere and compassionate the entire time and then after during my case. Erica
I had a major accident where I sustained many injuries both short and long term. I was referred to Rob Boyers by a friend and I contacted him and he came to my house as I was completely incapacitated. He interviewed myself and my family as to the facts of the case and we subsequently hired him to handle my case as it relates to the insurance and the various medical obligations i was incurring.
To that end I am grateful to him and his services and consider him a friend to this day.