Colorado Medical Malpractice

Cancer – Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys

When diagnosed early, most forms of cancer have a relatively high recovery rate. As a general rule, the greater the delay in diagnosis, the more invasive and painful the treatments, and the lower the chances of full recovery. The effects of a delayed cancer diagnosis can be devastating and can include serious injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, and even death.

While methods for diagnosing cancer have improved over the years, the time doctors spend with their patients has decreased. Sometimes patients come to their doctors with health concerns, reporting worrisome symptoms, only to have their concerns ignored and their conditions left undiagnosed until symptoms become worse. In cases of cancer, this delay in diagnosis can have devastating effects on the patient.

If your primary care physician disregarded your claims and failed to diagnose your cancer in a timely manner, you could be eligible for compensation for your damages. Speak with a trained Denver medical injury lawyer quickly to find out what options might be available to you. Call Burg Simpson at 303-792-5595 or you can complete our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM right now to speak with us.

  • Breast cancer: This type of cancer can be very effectively treated during its early stages, but many diagnoses are missed until the cancer has progressed beyond early stages. Failure to detect breast cancer in a timely manner can mean the patient is subjected to a lengthy, painful course of treatment that may result in loss of one or both breasts, or death of the patient.
  • Colon cancer: Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. If early symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, are ignored and colon cancer left undiagnosed, the prognosis for patients can be grim.
  • Cervical cancer: A type of cancer easily detectable by Pap smear. The survival rates are quite high if detected in early stages, but errors in screening and misinterpretation of results can cause a failure to diagnose cancer that may lead to infertility or death.
  • Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer responds very well to early treatment but can be debilitating and even deadly if early symptoms are ignored and necessary screenings are neglected.
  • Esophageal cancer: Esophageal cancer, in its early stages, causes unique symptoms including difficulty swallowing, weight loss, and chronic cough. Doctors who ignore these symptoms and fail to test for the presence of esophageal cancer put their patients at great, unnecessary risk.

With any type of cancer, the prognosis is better the earlier the cancer is detected and the sooner treatment is begun. It is of utmost importance that medical professionals screen patients with known risk factors and thoroughly test any patient who presents with early symptoms of cancer.

A medical professional’s failure to diagnose cancer promptly and accurately can lead to even more serious damages, such as:

  • Injuries and disability as a result of the cancer itself or of the treatment of later stage cancers.
  • Medical bills incurred by the more extensive treatments required at later stages.
  • Other medical care, including home and hospice care.
  • Lost wages due to the cancer and treatment.
  • Emotional and financial losses to the family, as a result of the death or disability of the cancer patient.

Speak with a Colorado Medical Injury Attorney Today

If you or someone you love has suffered a significant case of cancer as a result of a medical professional’s failure to detect cancer at an early stage, please call or email us today to schedule your free initial consultation. We will review your “failure to diagnose cancer” claim and help you determine how to best proceed. Call the Colorado medical malpractice attorneys at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form here as soon as possible.

 February 26, 2020

The Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation Awards

Burg Simpson Shareholder Nick Fogel Presents the Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation Awards The Denver Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Denver Fire Department Foundation and Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel, was pleased to present the annual Denver Fire Scholarship awards on Saturday, February 22nd. These organizations awarded two $1,500 scholarships to two qualifying high school… Read more »


 February 13, 2020

Burg Simpson E-News: February 2020

Join Our Email List Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation FEBRUARY 2020 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS 5280 Magazine Recognizes Denver’s Top Lawyers for 2020 Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine is pleased to announce that Michael S. Burg , Peter W…. Read more »

 February 13, 2020

National Trial Lawyers Announces Top Lawyers for 2020!

National Trial Lawyers Announces the Top Lawyers for 2020! Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that the National Trial Lawyers Association has selected the Top 100 Attorneys and the Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys for 2020! The National Trial Lawyers Association is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region… Read more »

 February 12, 2020

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute

Mediation vs. Arbitration: Resolving Your Commercial Dispute Most commercial contracts have a provision stating that the parties will mediate disputes before taking the issue to arbitration or trial.  For those seeking to resolve a commercial dispute, it is important to know that litigation is typically expensive, time-consuming, public, and unpredictable. A trial’s outcome is always uncertain… Read more »


 December 9, 2019

Settling Commercial Litigation Cases

An out-of-court settlement is a legally-binding agreement between the parties to a lawsuit that effectively puts an end to the legal matter. A settlement resolves all disputes inherent in the lawsuit, and results in dismissal of the claims filed in court.  Sometimes a settlement will contain a requirement that other court orders be entered effectuating… Read more »

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

 November 12, 2019

Holding Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible – Mass Tort | Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Burg Simpson’s Colorado mass tort attorneys have represented thousands of people who have suffered serious side effects after taking dangerous medications or those who have been hurt by a defective product.  If you have suffered injuries related to a defective drug or medical device, contact the Burg Simpson mass tort team at 303-790-2525.


 November 8, 2019

Bike Crash Safety Video – Burg Simpson Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson help fellow bicycle enthusiasts understand how to protect their rights after a bike crash and stay safe on the roads. If you have been hurt in a bike crash and need help, reach out to us today by calling our office or filling out our online free case… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

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