Failure to Diagnose & Treat Oral Cancer
New York Dental Malpractice Attorney
When people go to a doctor with complaints about an existing pain, it is the doctor’s responsibility to find the cause of the problem and suggest a cure. Some doctor’s rush into surgery, while others suggest minor changes to the person’s care over a prolonged period of time.
Either approach can cause lasting medical problems. If oral cancer is overlooked or undiagnosed, the results can be life-long. When symptoms have been ignored or overlooked, failure to diagnose oral cancer in New York is a serious problem. Dentists and oral surgeons need to be held accountable for their work. If you suffered because your oral cancer was not diagnosed, an experienced malpractice lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve. I am Lance Ehrenberg, Esq., and I have more than 30 years of experience representing individuals in dental malpractice matters.
When Symptoms Go Untreated
In New York City, the standard of care is two weeks. This means that any symptom that does not go away after two weeks should be examined in a biopsy. When surgeons or dentists fail to examine the existing symptoms, the condition worsens.
When oral cancer is overlooked, the necessary surgery is delayed. This delay affects how invasive the surgery needs to be and increases the need for post-surgery treatment. Many people need to go through chemotherapy or radiation, and if they survive the cancer, the results can be life-altering.
If that is the situation you or your loved one was forced to endure, I can help you hold the negligent surgeon or dentist accountable. I help individuals receive the compensation they deserve for pain and suffering, dental and surgical bills, ongoing medical treatment and time off work. Discuss the details of your situation during a free initial consultation by contacting me online or by calling 212-730-0200 extension 242.