Cancer of the esophagus, or esophageal cancer, affects thousands of Americans every year. With prompt diagnosis and treatment, the cancer can be effectively treated. However, when doctors fail to properly diagnose esophageal cancer, it can result in tragedy.
At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, our lawyers have extensive experience handling medical negligence cases involving the misdiagnosis of cancer and other diseases. We are committed to helping our clients obtain fair and just compensation for the losses they have suffered due to negligent medical treatment.
Esophageal cancer is often marked by difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, heartburn, coughing and other symptoms associated with less severe diseases. For this reason, it is important for gastroenterologists and other doctors to order all appropriate tests when warning signs are present. Esophageal cancer is often detected through an X-ray test known as a barium swallow, endoscopy, or by using an esophagoscope.
Once esophageal cancer has been detected, doctors treat it with surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. When the cancer is detected early on, the patient's chances of survival are greatly increased.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the misdiagnosis of esophageal cancer, it is important to consult with a medical malpractice lawyer who is experienced in these types of cases. Misdiagnosis cases require extensive research, testimony from expert witnesses and complex, technical evidence. Our attorneys have the resources to handle the most complex misdiagnosis cases and to achieve favorable results for those who have suffered.
Call us at 1-212-697-9280 or e-mail us to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We represent clients throughout the New York metropolitan area and across the state.
Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."
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