Cancer Misdiagnosis

Scranton, Pennsylvania Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers


Cancer misdiagnosis is increasing, despite advances in medical technology.  In fact, every year 1 in 8 cancer cases are initially misdiagnosed.  While a misdiagnosis causes emotional pain, stress, fear, and financial loss, it also greatly increases the chances a patient won’t recover or survive his or her bout with cancer.  Medical advances  in X-rays and MRIs have increased patient’s chances of full recovery, but healthy recovery still hinges largely on accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.  A delayed or improper cancer diagnosis can result in the cancer spreading beyond the point where any treatment can help.  Cancer’s progression can lead to a dramatic increase in medical bills, physical and emotional suffering, and may ultimately result in death.

If you or your loved one has been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, call Caputo & Mariotti today at (570) 342-9999 or use our online contact form.  We represent victims in all areas of Pennsylvania.

Cancer can often be misdiagnosed as a cyst, chronic fatigue, leukoplakia, dermatitis, halitosis, graves disease, gastroparesis or anorexia nervosa.  While it is possible to misdiagnose any kind of cancer, mistakes are most common for:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Leukemia

Reasons for diagnostic errors include:

  • Failure to order or follow-up on tests such as biopsies
  • Diagnosing a malignant tumor as benign
  • Diagnosing a malignant tumor as a cyst or infection
  • Ignoring symptoms of cancer, including fatigue
  • Failing to identify lumps
  • Failing to follow-up with a patient
  • Misinterpreting test results

Patients may also be misdiagnosed with cancer, causing intense pain and suffering, which usually results from unnecessary surgery, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy.

If you or your loved has been the victim of cancer misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to financial compensation such as medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.  Call Caputo & Mariotti today at (570) 342-9999 or use our online contact form to contact us right now.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means you only pay us if we help you get monetary compensation for your damages.  Time may be running out before it’s too late to pursue action for your case, so call us today!