Eye Cancer Lawyers in New York

The only thing worse than being diagnosed with eye cancer is learning that it should have been caught sooner. If you suspect this has happened to you, call the team at the Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation.
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What is Eye Cancer?

It is a condition in which cells grow out of control in the eye. There are about 3,000 cases of eye cancer diagnosed each year, and about 600 people die from this disease annually. Most of these cases are intraocular melanomas and can occur at any age, with increasing risk the older you get. Eye cancer can cause symptoms ranging from slightly blurred vision and small changes in the pupils to bulging eyes and even total blindness if not treated promptly. 

Eye cancer can be treated with a variety of methods like:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Laser therapy
  • Chemotherapy. 

Surgery was once the preferred method, but today, radiation has been utilized more for its effectiveness. 

There is no widely recommended screening protocol for eye cancer, but eye exams should be part of your general physical checkups, as recommended by the CDC:

  • For children below 5 years old, 1-2 times a year.
  • For people with diabetes, they should get their eyes checked yearly.
  • For those aged 40 and older and with a history of glaucoma, they are recommended every 2 years. 

Early detection is crucial because the more advanced the cancer, the harsher the necessary treatments will be, and the lower the survival chances are. The American Cancer Society uses the SEER database to estimate the relative 5-year survival rates for eye cancer. They may be localized, regional, or distant. 

At the localized stage, where the cancer has not left the eye, you can expect an 85% survival rate. However, this goes down to 67% at the regional stage when cancer invades the nearby structures and lymph nodes. When eye cancer reaches the distant stage and spreads to other organs, the survival rate drops to only 16%. 

What Can I Do if I was Misdiagnosed or Diagnosed Late with Eye Cancer in New York?  

Seek a medical malpractice attorney for legal advice if you’ve been misdiagnosed or diagnosed late. Doctors have state-of-the-art tools that can detect eye cancer at the early stages. An ophthalmologist can use a variety of ophthalmoscopes to look at the eyes closer along with imaging tests and biopsies if irregularities that might be eye cancer are detected. 

However, there are still cases where doctors either fail to order the appropriate test, order tests but do not read the results, or misinterpret results correctly. This sort of medical malpractice can have devastating effects. Instead of being diagnosed early when treatment can work, cancerous tumors are allowed to grow and spread for months or even years.

The medical malpractice lawyers at Porter Law Group can help you examine your case and see if your delayed eye cancer diagnosis caused you more harm. We can help you recover compensation for your doctor’s medical negligence. We work with board-certified medical experts who can help you evaluate your case and testify for you. If you or a loved one have been misdiagnosed or diagnosed late with eye cancer in the State of New York, call the Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation. 

Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice if I was Diagnosed Late with Eye Cancer in New York?

Patients may be eligible to sue medical staff if their eye cancer is diagnosed late. Not all cases of delayed diagnosis are medical malpractice. And it is not enough to show that your condition has worsened to sue for medical malpractice in the State of New York. 

You need to prove that there was a doctor-patient relationship, that the doctor deviated from the expected standard of care for patients with similar conditions. And that this deviation has caused your injury. This can be tough to do on your own. But you don’t have to go through this alone. The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Porter Law Group are at your service. 

Medical negligence cases are complex, especially in the State of New York. Not only do you have to comply with the documentary and filing requirements, but you also have to be aware of the statute of limitations to bring your case forward. You also need a medical expert to testify that your doctor’s deviation from the expected standard of care was the proximate cause of your injury, to receive compensation. 

At Porter Law Group, we work with experts from the medical field who can examine your case, and testify on your behalf. Our experienced trial lawyers have already secured millions of dollars* for people whose cancer was misdiagnosed or diagnosed late in the State of New York. 

Contact us at 833-PORTER9, or e-mail us at info@porterlawteam.com to discuss the details of our experience representing other clients and the results we were able to obtain in the past for clients who also suffered from cancer. In many ways, our results speak for themselves, and we will stand ready to help you and your family in your time of greatest need.

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Screening for Eye Cancer

The key to surviving a Eye Cancer diagnosis is early detection. If your doctor failed to order these tests, or misinterpreted your test results, and delayed your cancer diagnosis, contact us for a free case evaluation.

The Medical Team We Use To Investigate Your Case

We have long-standing relationships with many of the top medical experts in this field. We hire them to review your medical records and test results to determine whether your Eye Cancer should have been diagnosed sooner. If you suspect you've been the victim of a doctors' failure to make a timely diagnosis of your Eye Cancer, contact us for a free case evaluation.

Taking Care of Your Family

If you’re worried about who will take care of your family should your cancer prove fatal, or if you’re worried about how you’ll pay for your medical bills, learn more about the compensation you might be able to recover if your doctor failed to make a timely diagnosis of your cancer. See the results we have obtained for our clients due to their doctors’ failure to diagnose their cancer early.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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