Delayed Diagnosis

Delayed Diagnosis

Verdicts & Settlements

$6,600,000 Failure to Diagnose Cancer on Time

$1,250,000 Failure to Diagnosis Lymphoma on Time

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of delayed diagnosis attorneys has successfully handled hundreds of delayed diagnosis cases for our clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

From annual physicals to high-tech diagnostic tools, modern medicine utilizes an array of techniques and tools that often discover life-threatening conditions at their earliest stages. An early diagnosis improves a patient's prognosis. But a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis increases the risk of harm, permanent injury or death.

As one of Philadelphia's leading medical malpractice law firms, SMBB's lawyers frequently handle cases involving delays or mistakes in diagnosing:

  • Cancer - including breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, skin cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ocular cancer and leukemia
  • Fatal heart conditions
  • Stroke
  • Fetal distress

Proven Results

Because doctors and hospitals want to avoid negative publicity, they usually only agree to confidential financial settlements. Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky attorneys, however, have secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including:

  • $15M  Failed abortion resulting in child's deformities
  • $7M  Improper treatment of Group Home resident
  • $6.6M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $5.2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of neurological condition resulting in blindness
  • $5M  Improper OB care resulting in mother's death
  • $5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $4.4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of subdural hematoma resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $4M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of intracranial shunt blockage
  • $3.5M  Delayed C-section  resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary emboli
  • $2.2M Improper performance of gastric bypass surgery
  • $2M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart condition
  • $2M  Improper respiratory care
  • $2M Delayed discovery of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1.9M  Medication error resulting in child's death
  • 1.85M  Improper treatment of oral cancer treatment complication
  • $1.8M  Improper back surgery
  • $1.75M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of benign brain tumor resulting in permanent blindness
  • $1.65M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of child's infection
  • $1.5M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bacterial endocarditis resulting in stroke and permanent  neurological deficits
  • $1.5M  Delayed C-section resulting in newborn's permanent brain damage
  • $1.3M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.25M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
  • $1.225M  Improper administration of Dilaudid resulting in death
  • $1.2M Delayed diagnosis and treatment of spinal infection
  • $1.13M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer
  • $1.1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
  • $1.1M  Improper OB care resulting in stillbirth
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Improper OB care resulting in newborn's death
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of infection
  • $1M  Improper surgery resulting in retained surgical instrument
  • $1M Improper IVF resulting in provision of wrong donor semen
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of bone cancer
  • $1M  Improper performance of C-section resulting in hysterectomy
  • $1M  Improper performance of D&C resulting in brain damage
  • $1M  Improper epidural steroid pain injection
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis of displaced tracheostomy tube
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of H1N1 influenza virus resulting in death
  • $1M  Improper podiatric foot surgery
  • $1M  Delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer

Delayed Diagnosis Expertise

SMBB's delayed diagnosis attorneys work together with nurses and independent physician experts. They thoroughly examine all medical records to determine:

  • Did doctors properly examine the patient and order appropriate screenings and tests?
  • Were diagnostic tests properly interpreted and communicated?
  • Based on such tests, did doctors respond appropriately - and in a timely manner - regarding their treatment of the patient, their advice and referrals to specialists?

Compensation for Delayed Diagnoses

Physicians, including family physicians, gynecologists, cardiologists, oncologists and radiologists, as well as laboratories and other healthcare providers, may all be liable. SMBB delayed diagnosis attorneys work tenaciously to help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled - including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you or a family member has suffered or died as a result of a delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our delayed diagnosis attorneys today.