Delayed Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Connecticut Delayed Colon Cancer Diagnosis Lawyers

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Early, regular screening for colorectal cancer can prevent deaths. With early diagnosis, colon cancer has a 90% percent cure rate — but only about 40% of these cancers are diagnosed early. Any delay in diagnosing or treating colon cancer can have tragic consequences.

Recommended Screening Test Schedule

The American Cancer Society recommends both men and women adhere to one of the following testing schedules beginning at age 50:

  • Yearly: Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)
  • Yearly: Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT)
  • Every 5 years: Flex Sigmoidoscopy
  • Every 5 years: Barium Enema
  • Every 5 years: CT Colonography
  • Every 10 years: Colonoscopy

Any positive tests should be followed with a colonoscopy.

The American Cancer Society also recommends people talk to their doctor about starting colorectal cancer screening earlier or undergoing screening more often if they have any of the following risk factors:

  • A personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps
  • A family history of cancer or polyps under age 60
  • A history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • A history of hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome

Common Forms of Negligence or Malpractice

Unfortunately, a delay in diagnosing colon cancer can be due to a doctor’s negligence.

Some reasons include:

  • Failure to perform appropriate examinations or testing
  • Failure to test when a patient reports potential symptoms
  • Failure to follow up on results of screening examinations
  • Failure to recommend appropriate treatment options
  • Failure to follow up and communicate with the patient

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  • Medical Misdiagnosis $4,000,000

    Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.

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    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

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    Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.

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    Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.

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    Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.

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    Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

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    Our newborn client was improperly intubated at the hospital after suffering a seizure, resulting in severe brain damage.

  • Failure to Treat $1,950,000

    Our client went to the ER with symptoms of a heart attack. After her tests came back normal, she was discharged. That night, she returned to the ER with the same symptoms and suffered a heart attack in the ER waiting room.

  • Delayed Diagnosis $1,935,000

    Our client’s doctor provided a delayed diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, and therefore failed to prevent it.

  • Failure to Diagnose $1,650,000

    Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose her with skin cancer, resulting in her death.



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