Harrisburg Cancer Malpractice Lawyer
In the 20th century there seemed to be an explosion in the number of people diagnosed with cancer. This was in part owed to the tremendous expansion of mass communications, which enabled people to become globally aware of the plight of others elsewhere and bring the true number of cancer sufferers into the public eye. It was also, in part, due to advances in the ability to diagnose a variety of cancers.
Diagnosing and treating cancer is a time-sensitive matter. Patients who do not receive proper medical care in an appropriate amount of time face serious and possibly fatal health risks. If you have been diagnosed with cancer and have failed to receive the proper treatment, contact the Harrisburg cancer malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. today at 215-329-3511.
In addition to the above mentioned explanations, a very real portion of the apparent increase in cancer patients was due to an actual increase in cases of cancer driven by the spread of carcinogenic substances and lifestyle developments that have been associated with causing cancer. For example, some of these factors include:
- The widespread use of asbestos
- The mass production and consumption of cigarettes
- High-voltage power lines
- Alterations of the natural wake/sleep cycle
Hope for Patients
There has been some good news, however, in that there have been tremendous strides made in early diagnosis and the successful treatment of many different forms of cancer which were a sure death sentence only decades ago. Despite these promising developments, though, patients are still fundamentally subject to the quality and appropriateness of care rendered by their doctors.
For a variety of reasons, none of them excusable, there are a disproportionately large number of failures in the proper and timely diagnosis of cancer. The Harrisburg cancer malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are dedicated to protecting the rights of patients who are the victims of this substantial shortfall in care.
If you have been the victim of substandard or misdirected medical care related to your cancer diagnosis and treatment, contact the Harrisburg cancer malpractice lawyer of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 215-329-3511.