Liver Cancer Lawyers in New York

The only thing worse than being diagnosed with liver 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 Liver Cancer? 

It is a condition in which cells grow out of control in the liver, forming lumps called tumors which may either be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). More than 40,000 cases of liver cancer are diagnosed in the US each year, resulting in around 29,000 deaths annually. Liver cancer cases have more than tripled since the 1980s, and death rates have more than doubled.

This disease can cause symptoms like:

  • Jaundice
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cholesterol and sugar issues
  • Problems in the spleen

Liver cancer symptoms don’t usually manifest until the later stages. But there is a screening process for people at high risk, which can help find cancer early. These are people with a history of the following:

  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Chronic hepatitis B infection
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis

The screening involves ultrasounds and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood tests every six months, boosting chances of detection by up to 40%. Other tests like imaging tests and biopsies can also be done to confirm the cancer diagnosis and plan for treatment. 

Liver cancer is treated primarily with surgery. One of the procedures is called hepatectomy, which involves removing part of the liver. It may require getting a liver transplant when a compatible organ donor is available. But other methods are also available, like:

  • Radiation
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

Finding liver cancer as soon as possible is critical, because the more advanced the cancer becomes, the harsher the treatments will get. 

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

Seek a medical malpractice attorney for legal advice if you’ve been misdiagnosed or diagnosed late by your doctor. Certain risk consequences can lead to larger chunks of your liver removed, and potentially waiting at the back of a long line for an organ donor. If you or a loved one have been misdiagnosed or diagnosed late with liver cancer in the State of New York, call the Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation. 

The lawyers at Porter Law Group have secured millions of dollars* for people whose cancer has been diagnosed late. We work with board-certified medical experts who can evaluate your case, and determine whether your liver cancer should have been diagnosed sooner. 

Time is of the essence for liver cancer, because the survival rate, even in the localized stage, is only 37%. And when liver cancer spreads to other organs and reaches the distant stage, it drops to only 4%. If you’ve been a victim of medical misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis in the State of New York for your liver cancer, call the Porter Law Group. 

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

Patients may be eligible to sue medical staff if their liver cancer is diagnosed late. Medical negligence cases are complex, especially in the State of New York. You not only have to deal with the daunting documentary and filing requirements, but you also have to be aware of the statute of limitations to bring your case forward. You will also need the help of a medical expert who can testify on your behalf that the injury was caused by your doctor’s deviation from the expected standard of care. 

It is not enough that your condition has worsened to recover financial compensation for medical negligence. You need to show that there was a doctor-patient relationship, that there was a deviation from the expected standard of care for patients with similar conditions. And that this deviation was the proximate cause of your injury. We work with medical experts who can evaluate your case and determine whether your cancer should have been caught sooner. And our experienced medical malpractice lawyers stand ready to bring your case forward and get you and your family the answers and the compensation you deserve.

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 liver 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 Liver Cancer

The key to surviving a Liver 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 Liver 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 Liver 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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Why Porter Law Group?

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