At The Colleran Firm, we represent clients who have suffered physically due to an error by a pathologist or because an error was made in conducting a biopsy. Our knowledge of complex medical issues is valuable in all medical malpractice and personal injury claims. From our offices in Philadelphia, pathology malpractice lawyers are prepared to evaluate your case and determine if you are eligible for compensation.
Wrong biopsy results are a scourge affecting too many cancer patients — or patients falsely diagnosed with cancer. Misdiagnosis of cancer or other medical conditions can have devastating consequences. A cancerous lesion that is not diagnosed correctly or in time can end up taking a patient’s life when timely surgery would have saved it. Similarly, a false diagnosis of cancer can result in unnecessary surgery on healthy body parts.
If a laboratory diagnostician identifies cell tissue as being cancerous when it is not or fails to identify cancer cells, a patient may have to endure a costly and hazardous outcome such as:
Identification of cell masses as cancerous or not cancerous is not always a black-and-white process. It can take years of experience for a pathologist to achieve the level of knowledge necessary to correctly determine when cancer is or is not present.
A pathologist should realize when it is necessary or advisable to send a specimen for examination by a more specialized diagnostician. Perhaps a specialist will request a deeper biopsy. When a pathologist does not follow accepted standards and a patient is harmed, a malpractice lawyer can be a valuable source of information, assistance, and advocacy.
Schedule a free consultation with a pathology malpractice lawyer regarding a pathology error that led to harm or serious injury today.