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.

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… 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 »

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

 May 7, 2019

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at Maggiano’s on April 25th to recognize the ten winners of the firm’s annual scholarship competition. The firm’s founder Michael Burg, and shareholders Peter Burg and Stephan Marsh presented awards to the 2019 winners! This year’s recipients included Ms. Madison Frotten, Mr. Dale Kim, Ms. McKenna… Read more »

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

 April 17, 2019

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

Shareholder Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of the Workers’ Compensation division at Burg Simpson. Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that protects employees when they are injured on the job or in the line of duty. Workers’ compensation provides both wage replacement and medical benefits. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be… Read more »

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

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