Minneapolis Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyer
Fifty years ago, a cancer diagnosis was basically a death sentence. Back then, medical technology was so primitive that doctors could do little other than make cancer patients comfortable. Today, survival rates for this disease have vastly improved as available treatments have improved. However, these treatments are also much more costly than before. These expenses could easily exceed $10,000 per month. Furthermore, these treatments are most effective when doctors diagnose this disease promptly and respond to it properly.
Unfortunately, these two things are often lacking when it comes to cancer. Many physicians consider cancer a genetic or lifestyle illness. So, they never even consider cancer if the patient has no family history of the disease, even if the patient shows cancer symptoms. Additionally, many doctors never diagnose a nonsmoker with lung cancer, never diagnose a male with breast cancer, and so on. Additionally, not all kinds of cancer are created equally. Some forms of this disease require very aggressive treatment, even if doctors make a prompt diagnosis. Anything less won’t do.
The compassionate Minneapolis failure to diagnose cancer attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman understand the financial and emotional stress these victims must endure. Many of the people on our professional team are cancer survivors themselves. So, we work hard to obtain the financial compensation these families need to pay medical bills, so they can literally live longer. We also provide solid legal advice throughout the process, so our clients feel less alone.
Selecting the Right Lawyer
We often say that good claims start with solid evidence, and that’s true. But before evidence collection begins, victims must select a Minneapolis failure to diagnose cancer attorney. Since the insurance company has a posse of lawyers working for it, usually within hours of a report of a medical error, victims need equally-determined representation. Look for these qualities during your initial consultations:
- Experience: Years of experience is important. Law school does not teach students to act like lawyers. Only the school of hard knocks teaches these lessons. But years of experience is not enough. Your lawyer should also have substantial trial experience. You do not want a legal advocate who always looks for the easy way out.
- Law Firm Size: It’s very tempting to work with a very large law firm in these cases. After all, insurance companies have vast resources, and a large law factory can sometimes approach these resources. But the head lawyers in these firms often assign much of the work to junior associates or non-lawyer paralegals. So, the professional who works on your case lacks experience, which is probably the most important quality in a legal advocate.
- Accessibility: Quite frankly, cancer patients have neither the time nor the energy to drive across town so they can meet with their lawyers. You need a lawyer who is close to you, or is willing to regularly meet with you in your home, office, or another private location.
Always talk to multiple lawyers, but do not take too long. You have a limited amount of time to act in these situations.
Rely on an Experienced Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced failure to diagnose cancer attorney in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We handle medical malpractice matters on a nationwide basis.