Liver cancer affects thousands every year, and the mortality rate is high. Symptoms of liver cancer are often mistaken for less serious conditions. When doctors fail to properly diagnose liver cancer in a timely manner, patients can be left to suffer painful and even fatal setbacks.
At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, our New York liver cancer misdiagnosis lawyers have significant experience handling medical malpractice cases involving the misdiagnosis of liver cancer and other diseases. We can help you pursue fair and just compensation for the losses you have suffered due to medical malpractice.
Misdiagnosis of Liver Cancer
There are two major forms of liver cancer, metastatic and primary. Metastatic liver cancer starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to the liver. Primary liver cancer originates in the liver and is more curable of the two if diagnosed early.
Symptoms of liver cancer include:
- Jaundice: Occurs when the liver does not function properly and does not properly expel toxins from the body. Signs of jaundice include yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes.
- Ascites: A build up of fluids that results in swelling of the abdomen.
When warning signs of liver cancer are present, doctors should order abdominal CT scans, MRIs, liver biopsies and other tests. When these and other warning signs of liver cancer are ignored or not properly followed up on, the cancer can develop past the point that is treatable.
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If you or someone close to you has been the victim of liver cancer misdiagnosis, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in this complex area of law. Our attorneys have significant experience handling misdiagnosis cases and a proven record of success obtaining results for people throughout New York.
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