Failure to Diagnose Mesothelioma Lawyers
For over 40 years The Fitzgerald Law Firms have handled hundreds of failure to diagnose / medical malpractice cases and has achieved many substantial verdicts and settlements, including a $94 million dollar jury verdict–the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States in 2002 (Lawyers Weekly).
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What is Mesothelioma?
Malignant mesothelioma is a cancerous tumor of the pleura (lining of the lung and chest cavity) or peritoneum (lining of the abdomen) that is the result of exposure to asbestos. About 3,000 new cases of mesotheliona are diagnosed each year, usually men. It can take 20-50 years between exposure to asbestos and the onset of the cancer. The most common symptoms are difficulty breathing and chest pain. Failure to diagnose mesotheliona, soon after onset, has very serious consequences. The tumor spreads rapidly to other organs and it does not respond well to treatment. Mesothelioma patients can suffer from intense, often constant, pain from the tumors pressing on nerves, organs, or bones.
Failure to Diagnose Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Compensation for failure to diagnose mesothelioma may include payment for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, emotional stress, and other damages. It is vital to act quickly. The law limits the amount of time after a patient incurs an injury due to failure to diagnose cancer to file suit. Although not every failure to diagnose mesothelioma is negligence, consulting with an experienced lawyer is in your best interests. We will take steps to preserve your legal rights and determine your options.