NEW JERSEY CANCER MALPRACTICE LAWYER

In a cancer malpractice case, the plaintiff must show, 1) a deviation from the standards of reasonable care, and 2) that the deviation was a contributing cause of his injury. 

CANCER MALPRACTICE LIABILITY

Internists, radiologists are primary defendants.  An internist may fail to order appropriate test or follow-up a suspicious nodule.  Note, however, that the failure to order a chest-xray as a part of screening of high-risk individuals is probably not malpractice, since it has not been recommended by mainstream medical organizations. 

The degree of error may approach 25% on x-rays with small nodules sometimes misinterpreted.  Radiologist should recommend Ct followup where x-rays are unclear but most do not.

PROXIMATE CAUSE

Plaintiff must also show that the delay in diagnosis within reasonable medical probability adversely affected the patients.  Thus claims involving small delays of 3-6 months are unlikely to be filed.  Instead, typically, the plaintiff will show a difference in stage and therefore treatment options and survival based upon the delay. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF THIS LAW OFFICE

Howard A. Gutman has written the book Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma and also compiles a newsletter dealing with lung cancer.  Prior to establishing his practice, Mr. Gutman was employed by one of the leading law firms in New Jersey and a prominent international law firm located in the Wall Street area. He has appeared on Good Day New Jersey been interviewed by NBC Nightly News and Newsday, and his cases have been profiled in the Star Ledger, Bureau of National Affairs Magazine, and New York Times.

HOW DO I CONTACT YOU

Law Offices of Howard A. Gutman,
1259 Route 46, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
(973) 257-9400, E-mail
Howian@aol.com
Fax (973)257-9128

New York Office
305 Madison Avenue, Suite 449
New York, New York 10165 (212) 886-4838

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION  

We offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your lung cancer malpractice claim. Please feel free to call or e-mail our office.

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