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Cancer needs to be diagnosed early in order for patients to receive the necessary treatment as soon as possible. That’s why doctors who misdiagnose cancer put patients in such danger. A cancer misdiagnosis can result in a patient losing valuable time that could have been utilized aggressively treating cancer cells growing in the person’s body. A patient’s chances of survival often decrease rapidly when a doctor fails to diagnose cancer early. In serious instances, a missed cancer diagnosis can be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois.

People trust doctors to make accurate diagnoses and provide prompt treatment when they have a life-threatening medical condition like cancer. But when a doctor makes a diagnosing error of any kind, the results can have grave consequences. At Deratany & Kosner, our experienced attorneys understand that a cancer misdiagnosis is among the most serious – and potentially fatal – errors a medical professional can make.

Unfortunately, many doctors are not willing to admit they made a mistake when misdiagnosing cancer. They will often insist they did everything they could to treat your condition. The cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at Deratany & Kosner provide victims with honest advice and have access to some of the state’s top medical experts.

Treating cancer requires extensive and time-consuming treatments. Gathering evidence to prove a doctor misdiagnosed cancer can be a difficult and time-consuming process. We have decades of experience providing passionate, knowledgeable legal representation for clients, including those who lost a loved one due to cancer.


A cancer misdiagnosis is especially serious because it represents lost time and opportunity. If caught in time, a patient could have had life-extending treatment at one of the many world-class hospitals in Chicago. A misdiagnosis represents one of the worst types of medical malpractice: the lost opportunity to treat the cancer at an early stage, when treatment is more effective.

In some cases, there was a delayed diagnosis of cancer, which should have been detected earlier. In other cases, there was a failure to diagnose cancer at all, and the person’s health continued to decline. Neither is acceptable. Highly trained medical professionals should be able to recognize the signs of cancer.

Our attorneys fight for people in Chicago whose cancer was misdiagnosed. We’ll conduct our own investigation into the case. We’ll examine medical records and consult with experts to ensure that the correct tests were ordered and the results were read properly. We will talk to witnesses who were involved in your care. Our legal team will examine every piece of evidence carefully. When there is negligence on the part of a medical professional, we’ll find it.

Then we will fight to help you recover damages. We take the time to listen to clients, to determine your needs and the compensation you should be getting. Depending on your case, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages if you are out of work, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. We will negotiate with the insurance company to try to get the maximum compensation we possibly can. But we will also be ready to fight them in court if they don’t do what’s right.

Cancer is a cruel disease that robs people of health and time spent with loved ones. Negligence that prevents the treatment of cancer only makes things worse. Hold negligent medical professional responsible. Contact our law firm. One of our experienced attorneys at Deratany & Kosner can help you pursue justice. Call us at 800-529-7285 to schedule a free case consultation.

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