Rochester, NY Thyroid Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer

Many forms of cancer are now treatable if detected early. Prognosis and survivability can rapidly decline the longer any cancer is left undiagnosed. This is certainly true of thyroid cancer, a relatively rare but increasingly prevalent condition.

Care and Compassion in Cases Involving Thyroid Cancer Misdiagnosis

In most cases, the detection of thyroid cancer depends on a primary care physician taking patient complaints seriously. Common indicators worthy of follow-up include a lump in the neck, swollen lymph nodes, vocal changes, and difficulty swallowing, among others. A doctor’s concern, based on discovery of a lump or a patient’s complaints, should typically lead to a referral to an endocrinologist and diagnostic testing such as blood work, scan and/or biopsy.

Were Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer Ignored or Minimized?

What if you suspected something was wrong months or even years ago, continued to ask your doctor about it, but feel that the proper diagnostic tests were never ordered? We encourage you to contact our firm, tell us your story, and let us investigate what may have been a serious, actionable violation of the standard of care.

Skilled Assessment of Your Legal Options, Without Extensive Demands on You

We know that your thyroid cancer treatment options – from radiation or chemotherapy to partial or total removal of the thyroid gland – may be limited if the disease has been allowed to progress.

If you or a loved one suffered a thyroid cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, we at Kammholz Law can help pursue financial compensation for any past, present and, even, future losses and damages relating to your injury. Our legal team excels in the complex investigations of medical malpractice and negligence. We have had significant successes holding New York doctors and health systems accountable when cancer misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer causes significant damages and losses.

We are a Rochester-based medical malpractice/negligence law firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to helping people just like you. We will put our nearly 35 years of experience to work, determining who is responsible and holding them accountable to ensure your highest level of compensation for your injuries while also delivering you peace of mind. You are not a number, you are a highly valued client, who is seeking financial and oftentimes, emotional recovery from the serious injuries you have suffered.

Statute of Limitations for Thyroid Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid medical malpractice/negligence claim.

There are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a medical malpractice/negligence claim in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on a number of factors, including: who the negligent party is, the type of malpractice/negligence, the age of the injured patient, and whether the patient passed away as a result of the malpractice.

In addition, some hospitals and medical facilities are owned and operated by a City, a County or even the State of New York. In these circumstances, you will be required to serve a “Notice of Claim” before starting your lawsuit. Similarly, hospitals and medical facilities that are owned or funded by the United States have special rules under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for medical malpractice claims.

Determining the applicable time frame can be confusing so contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and what the applicable statute of limitations is. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There is no cost to find out whether you have a valid claim. There is also no cost to actually pursuing a claim, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee.

New York’s Judiciary Law Section 474-A, sets the amount of the contingency fee for medical malpractice based upon a “sliding scale” starting at 30% and reducing to as little as 10% depending upon the amount of the recovery. Specifically, the attorney’s fee is 30% on the first $250,000 of the sum recovered. On the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 25%. On the next $500,000 recovered the fee is 20%. On the next $250,000 recovered the fee is 15%. After that, on any amount recovered over $1,250,000, the fee is 10%. Percentages are calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted. Expenses are costs such as medical expert reviews/testimony, court filing fees, medical records and other costs to properly pursue the claim.