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Value of Cancer Medical Malpractice Lawsuit – How Much Is My Case Worth?

Cancer is a devastating disease that claims the lives of 7.6 million people around the world every year. It is also the second highest cause of death in the United States. The treatments of cancer can often be more debilitating than the disease itself, as it requires the administration of highly toxic chemical substances that can severely damage the human body. Suffering from an advanced or severe form of cancer due to the medical negligence of a healthcare professional should not be taken on without significant compensation for the damages they inflicted. At Normandie Law Firm, one of the top law firms in Los Angeles, our qualified team of expert attorneys with experience in medical malpractice cases can walk you through the often arduous process of forming your case, filing a claim, and collecting retribution for your damages. Contact our top-rated law offices today and receive a free consultation with a skilled attorney with expertise in cancer medical malpractice injury lawsuits.

Cancer: A Devastating Condition
Cancer is a disease wherein the cells in the body mutate in such a way that they lose their original function. Usually, a normal healthy cell will go and replace other dead or damaged cells throughout the body. Cancer cells, however, serve no particular function and do not replace the cells that would normally be replaced by newly formed cells. The cancer cells will typically group up and form tumors wherever they are concentrated. These tumors can arise in two forms benign, and malignant tumors. Benign tumors are often relatively easy to take care of and remove unless they develop in the brain. If a benign tumor develops in the brain of a patient, the life of said patient may be at risk. Malignant tumors are typically the most difficult to treat. Often, the cancer cells of malignant tumors will break off and make their way into the bloodstream. From there, they can spread to other regions of the body, forming more tumors and putting the patient’s life at further risk.

Cancer can come in a variety of forms as well, and some are more easily treated than others. Below is a list of some of the more common forms of cancer, their fundamental nature, and how scientists believed they might be caused:

  • Breast Cancer: This form of cancer often develops in the breast cells. Usually, breast cancer is caused by a genetic predisposition to form cancer cells in the breast, but also alcohol abuse is a known contributor.
  • Lung Cancer: This cancer involves the uncontrolled growth of cells in the lining of the air passages. One of the most common causes of Lung Cancer is through the inhalation of tobacco smoke, however other causes include exposure to radon, air pollution, or other airborne substances.
  • Colorectal Cancer/Colon Cancer: This type of cancer is caused by cells growing uncontrollably in the colon or rectum. It tends to occur in individuals with a hereditary disposition to develop cancer.
  • Skin Cancer: This form of cancer develops within the skin cells and is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation usually from the sunshine or a tanning bed.
  • Bladder Cancer: This cancer involves the formation of cancer cells in the urinary bladder. Some of the main causes of bladder cancer are the smoking of tobacco, past radiation exposure, or parasitic infections
  • Melanoma: This is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. The abnormal growth of cells in this area does not always develop into cancer. However, it is often caused by a combination of exposure to the sun and a genetic predisposition.
  • Kidney Cancer: This form of cancer involves the rapid growth of cells in the kidneys. Like all forms of cancer, kidney cancer can occur in individuals who have a genetic predisposition or have been exposed to chemicals like asbestos, cadmium, benzene, organic solvents, and other kinds of herbicides.
  • Leukemia: This form of cancer involves the abnormal growth of cells within blood platelets. The cause of leukemia remains to be known by medical professionals, as those who have been diagnosed with leukemia do not carry any known risk factors.
  • Pancreatic Cancer: This form of cancer involves the uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas and is often caused by a genetic disposition.
  • Endometrial Cancer: This type of cancer occurs in the inner lining of the uterus and is caused by overexposure to estrogen in the body
  • Lymphoma: This form of cancer involves the growth of cancer cells in the lymph nodes. The leading causes of lymphoma include problems with the immune system, certain infections, hereditary disposition, previous treatment of cancer, and old age.

These are just some of the forms of cancer that a doctor can diagnose in a patient. While they all vary in nature, cause, and severity, they all are susceptible to a form of treatment called chemotherapy. Chemotherapy involves the injection of chemicals into the body that hinders the growth of cancerous cells. Chemotherapy is most efficient when a patient’s form of cancer is diagnosed early. For this reason, when a doctor fails to diagnose or wrongfully diagnoses a patient with cancer, the repercussions could decide whether or not a patient lives or dies. In the event of such a medical diagnosis error, a patient has every right to file a cancer diagnosis lawsuit or medical malpractice lawsuit against the party responsible for the misdiagnosis. Contact an attorney with experience handling cancer medical malpractice claims today for more information.

You & Your Case
When our clients come to us with a cancer medical malpractice case, they usually have a lot of questions that tend to be quite similar to the questions of other clients. Some of those frequently asked client questions include:

  • How much is the average settlement value of a cancer misdiagnosis case?
  • How much is a late cancer diagnosis case worth?
  • My Doctor misdiagnosed my cancer. How much is my case worth?
  • How much do cancer misdiagnosis cases settle for?
  • My Doctor missed my cancer until it was too late. What is the value of cancer missed diagnosis case?

All of these frequently asked questions depend on the variety of elements that make up your specific case. So for instance, determining an accurate average settlement value for a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit is difficult as each case is different. One particular case could offset any possibility of achieving a correct average settlement payout. The same goes for determining the worth of any particular cancer misdiagnosis case. The elements of your particular case play into the amount said case can settle for. An accomplished attorney who has experience in cancer medical malpractice cases can give you a fair estimate of the value of your case.

For instance, if a doctor misdiagnosed your cancer condition but still performed to the medical standard of care, the value of your case would be considered null as it would hold very little legal grounding in court. For a successful cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit to take place, you must first prove that the doctor acted negligently.

You must also be able to show that the physician’s negligent actions contributed to the damages you have endured. A negligent doctor could not be charged for damages if their actions were not the cause of said damages. Lastly, you must be able to prove the existence of the damages themselves. This can be done most easily through a presentation of medical bills and records. You can also show a loss of wages or future income if those also played a part in the damages you have endured.

If you contact our experienced lawyers today, we can walk you through the process of determining the value of your lawsuit, as well as estimate a settlement payout amount.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered from the damages caused by a cancer misdiagnosis, you may be eligible to collect substantial monetary compensation. At Normandie Law Firm, a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice cases can guide you through the process of determining how much your case may be worth.

FREE CONSULTATION: As a display of our commitment to you, all of our clients are offered the benefits of our zero fee guarantee policy. This policy guarantees that you do not pay a dime until we fight and win your case. In the unfortunate event that we do not win your case for you, you don’t have to pay us anything. Do you feel in need of a second opinion? Not to worry, under this policy all second opinion case reviews are free of charge as well. Call us today, and receive a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

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