Wilms Tumor Lawyers in New York

The only thing worse than your child being diagnosed with a Wilms tumor 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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Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer, is the most frequently diagnosed kidney malignancy in children. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 500-600 new cases are identified each year, accounting for 5% of all childhood cancers. Although regular kidney ultrasounds and other tests can detect Wilms tumors, this practice is not routinely recommended for most children due to the rarity of the disease. As a result, by the time symptoms appear, the tumors have usually grown to a significant size. However, this is not the case for children with inherited genetic defects that increase their risk of developing cancer. For them, Wilms tumor screening is advised every 3-4 months until they reach the age of 7.

There are state-of-the-art tests available for detecting Wilms tumors early. But there are still some cases where doctors either fail to order the appropriate tests, order a test but do not read the results, or fail to interpret test results correctly. This sort of medical malpractice can have devastating effects. Instead of cancer being diagnosed early when treatment can work, cancerous tumors are allowed to grow and spread for months or even years.

According to the New York Law Journal, New York had the largest number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the country in the last decade. The numbers reached almost 16,000 suits filed against healthcare professionals between 2012 and 2022. Doctors across the state routinely fail to provide adequate care for their patients by misinterpreting test results or failing to treat a patient properly.

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The lawyers at the Porter Law Group have secured millions of dollars* for patients whose cancer diagnosis was delayed. We can recover compensation for you if your doctors:

- Failed to perform the tests typically recommended for patients with similar symptoms.
- Failed to respond to your pertinent medical history.
- Failed to order appropriate follow-up tests.
- Treatment was delayed because your cancer was initially misdiagnosed.
- A specimen/biopsy collection error or imaging test error resulted in inconclusive results or needed repeating, resulting in delayed treatment.
- Your lab work was misreported or misinterpreted.
- You had an abnormal test result, but follow-up care was not given.

Think you’re alone? You’re not. To learn more about the stories of people we’ve represented in lawsuits due to their doctors failing to diagnose their cancer in a timely manner, click here.

Your doctors owe it to you to order the appropriate tests and to properly interpret the results. If you've been denied available treatments, or currently facing a decreased survival rate due to your doctors' failure to diagnose your cancer, call us for a free case evaluation.

Our lawyers and team of board-certified medical experts are here to give you the answers you and your family deserve.

Screening for Wilms Tumors

The key to surviving a Wilms tumor diagnosis is early detection. To learn more about the tools your doctor should use to diagnose Wilms tumors early, click here. If your doctor failed to order these tests, or misinterpreted your test results, thereby delaying 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 Wilms tumor should have been diagnosed sooner. If you suspect you've been the victim of a doctors' failure to make a timely diagnosis of your Wilms tumor, 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.

Our Past Results Speak for Themselves

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Why Porter Law Group?

Clients come to see us after they’ve received the worst news they can ever hear. We never forget this or that a courtroom success or settlement in our client’s favor has the power to change a family’s life and give them the ability to start to pick up the pieces and move on with their lives as best they can.
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