Port St. Lucie Cancer Malpractice Lawyer
For the most part, today’s cancer survival rate is much higher than it was in the 1990s. Better cancer treatments, such as more precise radiation therapy that causes less collateral damage, are a big reason for this improvement. Prompt diagnosis, and a proper diagnosis, might be even more important. Unfortunately, in many cancer cases, these two things are lacking.
As far as many doctors are concerned, cancer is a genetic or lifestyle disease. Since doctors don’t even consider cancer if the patient has no family history or other genetic markers, they usually don’t test for it. The same thing applies in lifestyle cases, Many doctors believe only drinkers get liver cancer, only smokers get lung cancer, and so on.
Additionally, many doctors misdiagnose the type of cancer. Lung cancer is a good example. Many doctors immediately assume that lung cancer is NSCLC, which accounts for almost all such cases. Non-small cell lung cancer is relatively easy to treat. If the lung cancer is more rare or aggressive, like mesothelioma, NSCLC treatments are completely ineffective.
The compassionate Port St. Lucie cancer malpractice lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. understand the intense pain and suffering these victims must endure. Many of the people on our professional team are also cancer survivors. This understanding motivates us to work extra hard for you. Quite simply, we’re committed to maximum compensation for cancer malpractice victims.
Starting a Negligence Case
Largely to make headlines, some lawyers rush to file negligence cases at the first sign of cancer misdiagnosis or other misconduct. This action might have the desired effects, but it also has some undesirable effects. For example, once a victim files legal paperwork, many medical insurance companies immediately go into full denial mode.
So, our Port St. Lucie cancer malpractice lawyers work quietly. We build a strong, evidence-based case from the ground up. Then, since we believe in giving people the chance to do the right thing, we approach insurance companies with settlement offers. However, we’re not willing to stand on the sidelines while our clients suffer. Therefore, if necessary, we promptly take things to the next level.
Filing legal paperwork at this point often spurs insurance companies into action. Furthermore, by this time, the statute of limitation deadline may be looming. So, filing formal paperwork preserves the victim’s legal rights.
Ending a Negligence Case
Eventually, most cancer malpractice and other medical negligence cases settle out of court. However, as indicated above, fast settlements are few and far between.
That’s usually not a bad thing. It takes time to assess the damages in cancer malpractice claims, especially items like future medical expenses. Victims are financially responsible for these charges, at least in most cases, if the settlement does not fully account for them.
So, most lawyers settle most cases during mediation. A third party mediator reviews the file and meets with both sides in a non-court setting. Then, the mediator ensures that both sides negotiate in good faith as they exchange settlement offers and counter-offers and, hopefully, reach an agreement.
Out of court settlements benefit victim/plaintiffs. They end cases earlier, so victims receive their compensation sooner. These resolutions also give the parties more control over the outcome.
Work With a Tough St. Lucie County Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Port St. Lucie cancer malpractice lawyer, contact Freidin Brown, P.A. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.