Pittsburgh Attorney for Colon Cancer Patients
Have you been diagnosed with colon or colorectal cancer? Did you detect symptoms or go through a screening long before your doctor followed through with a serious attempt at diagnosis? Are you now facing invasive medical procedures?
If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering. I’m Mike George, an experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer who helps people like you get answers and fair compensation from the medical industry. Contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.
Holding Doctors Accountable for Timely Detection
Colorectal cancer is a slow-growing cancer that can lie undetected, taking years to get to a position where it can spread to other parts of the body. That is why medical professionals recommend regular colonoscopies and other screenings.
But if you were screened for colorectal cancer and your doctor failed to diagnose cancer or failed to follow up on warning signs like a colon polyp, the benefits of early detection can be lost.
I help clients hold their doctors accountable to the professional standards of care that apply when a patient is being screened for or reporting symptoms of colon and colorectal cancer. If your doctor violated those standards, you may be entitled to compensation under Pennsylvania medical malpractice law.
Do You Need a Colostomy Due to Late Diagnosis?
Surgical advances have gotten so far in surgical resection of malignant or aggressive growths that colon cancer patients can often be effectively treated without the need for a colostomy if the growth is caught soon enough.
If you have to have a colostomy due to an avoidable delay in your treatment for colon cancer, I can help you pursue compensation for the serious impact this procedure can have on the rest of your life. Contact me to discuss what I can do to stand up for your rights.