Osteosarcoma Lawyers in New York

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

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer most commonly found in children and teens. About 1,000 cases of this cancer are diagnosed each year, and only 10% are found in people older than 60 years old.

Osteosarcoma usually starts in areas where the bone is growing quickly, like the ends of the arms and legs of younger people. Most osteosarcoma tumors develop in the bones near the knees or the bone in the upper arm close to the shoulder. However, osteosarcoma can also develop in other bones, like the hips, jaws, and shoulders, which are common places for osteosarcoma in adults. 

The following symptoms may indicate the presence of osteosarcoma:

  • Bone pain near the tumor site
  • Swelling in the area of the tumor
  • Limb pain
  • Sudden fractures

However, these symptoms, especially in children, could be caused by more common causes like rough outdoor play. It is important to seek medical attention when these symptoms linger or suddenly manifest unexplained. It may indicate the presence of inherited diseases that increase osteosarcoma risk, such as Paget’s disease of the bone, hereditary osteochondromas, or osteosarcoma itself.

Other inherited diseases that increase osteosarcoma risk:

  • Fibrous dysplasias
  • Retinoblastoma 
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • Rothmund-Thompson syndrome
  • Bloom syndrome
  • Werner syndrome
  • Diamond Blackfan anemia

There are a variety of imaging tests, like bone X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans that can be used to diagnose osteosarcoma. Biopsies and laboratory tests can also help with detecting this disease as early as possible. Early detection is important, because the longer you wait, the more intense the treatments will be, and the more likely side effects will develop. 

The American Cancer Society uses the SEER database to estimate the 5-year relative survival rates for cancer as either localized, regional, or distant. At the localized stage, where cancer has not left the point of origin, osteosarcoma has a 76% survival rate. It drops to 64% at the regional stage when osteosarcoma invades nearby structures and lymph nodes. When osteosarcoma reaches the distant stage and invades other organs, survival rates are only 24%. 

What Can I Do if My Child was Misdiagnosed or Diagnosed Late with Osteosarcoma in New York?

Seek a medical malpractice attorney for legal advice if you’ve been misdiagnosed or diagnosed late. If you or a loved one have been misdiagnosed or diagnosed late with osteosarcoma in the State of New York, and are now suffering unnecessary pain and increased medical bills, call the Porter Law Group. We can evaluate your case for free, and help get you and your family the answers, and the compensation you deserve. 

We can recover compensation for you if your doctor deviated from the expected standard of care for patients with similar conditions, which resulted in your injury. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have secured millions of dollars* for patients whose cancer was diagnosed late in the State of New York. And the board-certified medical experts we work with will be able to evaluate your case and testify if your cancer should have been caught sooner. 

Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice if my Child was Diagnosed Late with Osteosarcoma in New York?

Patients may be eligible to sue medical staff if their osteosarcoma is diagnosed late. However, medical negligence cases are complex, especially in the State of New York. You need to comply with numerous documentary and filing requirements and be aware of the statute of limitations to bring your claim forward. On top of that, you also need a medical expert to testify that your doctor’s actions or inactions were the proximate cause of your injury. 

Not all cases of late diagnosis or misdiagnosis can be considered medical malpractice. It is not enough to show that you’ve been injured to receive financial compensation. You need to establish 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 your doctor’s deviation was the proximate cause of your injury. You need an experienced medical malpractice attorney, and a medical expert to examine your case. 

The Porter Law Group works with experienced medical malpractice lawyers and experts in the medical field. Our attorneys have a proven track record of securing compensation and organizing settlements for patients who have been the victim of medical negligence in the State of New York. And the medical experts we work with stand ready to examine your case and testify on your behalf if your cancer should have been caught sooner. 

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 Osteosarcoma

The key to surviving a Osteosarcoma 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 Osteosarcoma should have been diagnosed sooner. If you suspect you've been the victim of a doctors' failure to make a timely diagnosis of your Osteosarcoma, 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.

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