The Fitzgerald Law Firm has handled hundreds of failure to diagnose / medical malpractice cases and has achieved many substantial verdicts and settlements, including a $94 million dollar verdict involving injury associated with failure to diagnose.

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). In the United States, it is estimated that 150,000 new cases of colon cancer were diagnosed and that 55,000 deaths occurred from colon and rectal cancer in 2006. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, in almost all cases, early diagnosis can lead to a complete cure.

Staging of Colon Cancer

If your doctor learns that you do have colorectal cancer, additional tests should be done to see if the cancer has spread. This is called staging.

  • Stage 0: Very early cancer on the innermost layer of the intestine
  • Stage I: Cancer is in the inner layers of the colon
  • Stage II: Cancer has spread through the muscle wall of the colon
  • Stage III: Cancer has spread to the lymph nodes
  • Stage IV: Cancer that has spread to other organs

Complications Resulting from Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer

  • Cancer spreading to other organs or tissues
  • Recurrence of carcinoma within the colon
  • Development of a second primary colorectal cancer

Compensation for failure to diagnose colon cancer may include payment for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, emotional stress, and other damages.  The sooner you contact a failure to diagnose lawyer the better your legal rights will be protected. Over 40 years ago, John E. Fitzgerald founded FITZGERALD & FITZGERALD, P.C. and focused on medical malpractice cases. Call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form.