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Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Discuss Your Legal Options with a St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. The statistics are startling. According to the National Cancer Institute, one out of every two people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime.

The good news is that advances in modern medicine have made most forms of cancer treatable if caught soon enough. However, most cancers must be detected at an early stage. Many cancers are fast growing, and the critical window for catching the early stages is often narrow. Early detection and diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. The legal team at Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien may be able to help you pursue compensation if a medical professional's failure to diagnose cancer caused you or your family undue suffering.

If your loved one suffered as a result of a medical practitioner’s failure to diagnose cancer, contact a St. Louis personal injury lawyer at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien today for a free consultation.

Why the Detectable Goes Undetected

Unfortunately, doctors and medical providers sometimes fail to detect the early signs and symptoms of cancer. When this happens, families wonder how a trained medical professional could have missed the seemingly obvious signs of such a devastating diagnosis. The reality is that that delayed and missed cancer diagnoses happen far more often than you think.

Common reasons for delayed cancer diagnosis include:

  • Inattentive doctors and nurses
  • Understaffed and over-worked medical providers
  • Poorly trained doctors and nurses
  • Failure to deliver test results
  • Failure of the doctors to read test results
  • Failure of pathologist, radiologist, and other professionals who test for cancer to properly diagnosis

Commonly Overlooked Cancers

We handle cases involving all types of delayed and misdiagnosed cancers, including:

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Skin cancer (melanomas)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Kidney (renal) cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Uterine cancer

We help people who have been injured by medical malpractice due to failure to diagnose cancer. We offer a free consultation so that you may discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney who understands the gravity of the situation and the unique challenges of this type of situation.

When you meet with Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien, ask about:

  • Evening and weekend appointments
  • Home and hospital visits
  • No attorneys’ fees unless you collect

Contact us online or call our Brentwood office at (314) 635-7606 to schedule your free initial consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in St. Louis.

Our Case Results

We passionately represent every client.
  • $1.5 Million BWO Client
  • $650 Thousand Medical Malpractice Client
  • $510 Thousand Trench Collapse Injury
  • $200 Thousand Car Accident
  • $133 Thousand Slip and Fall at Work
  • $85 Thousand Injured By Assault at Work

Contact Our Firm Today

All of our cases are contingency based - you only pay if we win.
  1. We are willing to travel to you to discuss your case.
  2. We have been practicing personal injury law since 1984.
  3. You can trust us to respond to you and communicate clearly
  4. We are a team of highly awarded trial lawyers.
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