Late cancer diagnosis is an increasing issue and is one of the leading medical malpractice cases. Late diagnosis can cause an array of health problems as well as financial issues for patients and loved ones. Delay in diagnosing cancer can greatly reduce the survival rate of the patient and the length and quality of life.
What Are Common Causes of Late Cancer Diagnosis?
The doctor does not take your concerns serious enough and therefore sends you home without ordering appropriate tests and screening. The doctor must be aware of all current signs and symptoms of early cancer development and must be able to ask the right questions and pick up on signs and symptoms.
It is always important to get a second opinion. No one knows your body better than you. If you are not feeling well and your regular doctor doesn't find anything wrong, go to another doctor for a second opinion. It could save your life since the most important part of curing cancer is early detection.
For women, it is important to get regular mammograms to prevent late breast cancer diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosis with cancer and feel that the diagnosis was late, our team of Attorneys and doctors at Perantinides & Nolan are here for you. With over 40 years of successful cases and in depth knowledge of medical malpractice and late cancer diagnosis cases, we can get your the compensation you and your family deserve.
If you think you may have a case, contact us today.
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At Perantinides & Nolan in Akron, Ohio our motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced in every phase of personal injury law, including motorcycle and vehicle accidents. To err may well be human, but that doesn’t mean that you should have to pay for the negligent or wrongful actions of another. Whether an accident occurs due to failure to stop, failure to yield, texting white driving, road rage, failure to pay attention, we believe that the party responsible for causing the accident should be held accountable.
A few recent case verdicts we have settled involving motorcycle accidents include:
- A young woman was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in an accident, resulting in road rash to the palms of her hands and forearms. A settlement was reached between the parties.
- A man suffered fractured thumb. Settlement was not reached. Case was tried to a Stark County Jury. Last offer made by Defendant’s insurance company was $20,000.00. Jury verdict was approximately $60,000.00, and an additional 11,000.00 prejudgment interest was awarded for failure of the insurance company to negotiate in good faith.
- A couple was riding on a motorcycle when suddenly the other driver drove through a red light. The motorcyclist drove into the side of the other vehicle ejecting both the motorcycle driver and passenger. The driver of motorcycle suffered numerous injuries and a fractured wrist. Passenger suffered a head injury, resulted in brain injury and damage, loss of cognitive function, memory loss, and personality changes. A confidential settlement was reached.
- 25-year old male suffered a near traumatic amputation and crush injury to his leg when driver of vehicle negligently collided into motorcyclist. Although the victim underwent numerous surgeries to salvage the leg, he suffered significant disability. Confidential settlement was reached.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the attorneys of Perantinides & Nolan are on your side to protect your rights and help you achieve the justice you deserve with a great sense of caring.
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Your health is your most precious and irreplaceable asset. One of the most common cases in the area of medical malpractice and hospital negligence is medication errors.
When you place your health in the care of medical professionals, you are essentially trusting them with your most priceless possession. In order to ensure that this trust is respected, health care providers are both legally and ethically bound to a rigorous standard of treatment that must be met every time they render their services. The failure to meet this standard, either accidentally or willfully, constitutes medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Akron, Ohio may be able to help your family obtain compensation for these losses and other sources of distress, suffering, and emotional and financial hardship.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a medication error, the attorneys of Perantinides & Nolan in Akron, Ohio can help. Our attorneys represent clients in medication error, hospital negligence and medical malpractice cases, working with experienced and respected health care professionals in order to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. We have extensive experience in all types of medical malpractice lawsuits and may be able to help alleviate the overwhelming pressures facing your family, including medical bills, lost wages, and lost financial support.
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Misdiagnosis of cancer and other ailments is an increasing issue and is one of the leading medical malpractice cases. Misdiagnosis can cause an array of health problems, stress and financial issues for patients and loved ones. Misdiagnosing any ailment can greatly reduce the survival rate of the patient and the length and quality of life.
15 Percent of all medical cases in developed countries are misdiagnosed, according to The American Journal of Medicine
Up to 44 percent of some types of cancer are misdiagnosed as reported by The Journal of Clinical Oncology
An Example of One of our Recent Cases:
Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer: An 18-month delay in diagnosis of colon cancer. There was a need for extensive chemotherapy, radiation, and colorectal surgery. Gastroenterologist failed to properly perform a colonoscopy and misdiagnosed a cancer tumor in the bowel. 18 months later, patient developed rectal bleeding and was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer with metastasis. The claim was resolved successfully.
Think You Have a Case? At Perantinides & Nolan, we are here to offer you the care and compassion you deserve. With over 40 years of experience, our team of Attorneys and doctors will work hard to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Contact us today
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Your health is your most precious and irreplaceable asset. When you place your health in the care of medical professionals, you are essentially trusting them with your most priceless possession. In order to ensure that this trust is respected, health care providers are both legally and ethically bound to a rigorous standard of treatment that must be met every time they render their services. The failure to meet this standard, either accidentally or willfully, constitutes medical malpractice. Our attorneys in Akron, Ohio are experienced in all areas of medical malpractice law, having successfully tried numerous cases and achieved consistently superior results on behalf of their clients.
Have you been injured at work due to your employers lack of proper preparation for the job? If so, you may have been a victim of Employer Intentional Tort. At Perantinides & Nolan, we have the experience and care to get you the compensation you deserve. Some of the most common types of Employer Intentional Tort are:
- Failure to train adequately
- Lack of safety equipment
- Hazardous conditions
- Defective machinery or equipment
- Safety and OSHA violations
- Removal of safety guards, equipment, or accessories
Some recent Employer Intentional Tort cases we have recently solved successfully include:
If you feel that you have suffered due to Employer Intentional Tort, give our Akron / Canton / Cleveland, Ohio Lawyers a call today 330-253-5454.
- A 35-year old male working at a major delivery facility. Employees were required to walk on a roller deck system which was unsafe. Most of roller deck systems had been changed except for this particular roller deck. Employee’s great toe was traumatically amputated while working on the roller deck. The claim was successfully resolved.
- A woman working on a highway was crushed by heavy equipment while backing up, operating in reverse. Back up alarm had not been functioning. Employer had failed to properly maintain equipment, and failed to train employees in safety checks. An intentional tort claim was brought against the employer resulting in a confidential settlement.
- A 45-year old woman working was seriously injured at a manufacturing facility and who had not been trained in the use of a piece of equipment which had inflicted injuries on other employees previously. Injured victim had been instructed to operate the equipment despite the lack of training and after working with the machinery for less than one hour, suffered traumatic injury to her hand. A confidential settlement was achieved.
- A 24 year old man was crushed to death by a tow motor while he was operating the tow motor in the scope of his employment. The employer had bypassed a safety device, a seat cut-off switch. A substantial confidential settlement was achieved.
When you require medical treatment, it is reasonable to expect that a hospital will provide professional care of the highest, most trustworthy standard. Indeed, all hospitals are legally and ethically obligated to meet this standard at all times and for all patients. When hospitals fail in this obligation, whether by careless or willful act, they may be guilty of hospital negligence. Our lawyers believe that the bond of trust between patient and hospital is a sacred one, and that when it is violated, the responsible parties should be made to answer for the consequence.
Our firm has successfully handled a number of claims relating to the failure to appropriate monitor, evaluate and /or prevent patients from falling, or developing bed sores and decubitus ulcers. Depending upon the patient’s condition and circumstances, fall protection may need to be applied, or special precautions may need to be taken to prevent bed sores and ulcers.
The results of hospital negligence are often dire, including severe injury, permanent disability, and wrongful death. The lawyers at the law firm of Perantinides & Nolan have helped many victims and their families recover compensation for these injuries, most of which involve significant long-term expense and suffering. If you have been injured due to hospital negligence, you may be eligible to collect a recovery for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, mental anguish, and other losses and damages. If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one due to hospital negligence, you may further be able to collect for loss of future support, love, and companionship as part of a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers would be pleased to evaluate the specific details of your case and to answer any questions you might have in a compassionate, honest manner.
Hospitals are responsible for all aspects of the care they provide, including employees, equipment, and proper maintenance of the facilities. They must take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their patients and the adequacy of their services. If they fail to do so, and you are injured as a result, you may have grounds for a hospital negligence suit. Please contact our lawyers if you have any further questions or if you would like to schedule an initial legal consultation.
Some Other Specific Areas We Handle Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Decubitus Ulcers
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Disease or Stroke
- Failure to Monitor the Patient
- Failure to Properly Interpret Fetal Heart Tracings
- Failure to Properly Interpret X-Rays, CT Scans, MRI’s, Labs, Pathology Slides & Other Test Results
- Foreign Objects Left Behind in Surgeries, such as Sponges, Needles, Gauze or Other Medical Equipment & Supplies
- Gynecological Negligence
- Infection or Sepsis
- Laparoscopic Surgeries
- Drug Overdose Cases
- Nursing Negligence
- Obstetric Negligence
- Orthopedic Negligence
- Pediatric Negligence
- Pharmacy Errors
- Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Still Birth
- Surgical Negligence
As in all states, medical malpractice cases are governed by legal time limits in the state of Ohio. Our medical malpractice attorneys can inform you of these limits and help you to take appropriate action before they expire. Please contact Perantinides & Nolan for a free evaluation of your medical malpractice case.
Birth Injury & Birth Trauma
The consequences of medical malpractice are often tragic, but never more so than when the victim is a baby who is injured during the birth process. Birth injuries can permanently compromise a child’s health, turning what should have been a joyous occasion into a time fraught with anxiety, fear, and dread. If your child has suffered a birth injury, our attorneys in Akron, Ohio, may be able to help you to recover damages.
Birth injuries include shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy, skeletal deformities, and cerebral palsy. Our attorneys collaborate with reputable medical experts in order to build the strongest case possible on your behalf, working toward a settlement if possible and fighting aggressively in court when necessary. We have the sensitivity and compassion to help your family through this period of intense suffering, as well as the experience and knowledge necessary to maximizing your recovery. We understand that nothing can truly compensate for the damage to your child’s health. However, birth injuries can involve major long-term expenses, and we want to help alleviate some of that financial burden. Your family has already paid enough in emotional costs; you shouldn’t have to suffer financially, as well.
Our birth injury attorneys are experts in medical malpractice law. We have an intimate knowledge of medical regulations and the standards to which health care professionals are bound at all times. If your child was injured due to the inability or failure of medical professionals to provide appropriate and timely care during the birth process, we can help you to achieve the justice and give you the care you deserve.
Some Areas in Birth Injury & Birth Trauma We Handle Are:
Some Verdicts We Have Reached Include:
Birth Injury and Trauma: Pregnant mother presented to the labor and delivery department to give birth to her first child. In order to accelerate the labor process, the labor and delivery staff administered Pitocin. Fetal heart tracings reflected that the infant began suffering from late decelerations that was a sign that the baby’s heart was not able to tolerate the contractions and therefore may not be getting enough oxygen to the vital organs. The L&D staff failed to timely recognize the warning signs evident on the Fetal heart tracings and schedule a prompt c-section. As a result, the baby was born with significant brain damage and physical disabilities. The jury rendered a 7 figure verdict.
Failure to Diagnose Anatomical Anomaly in new born infant: Infant was born with a vertebral abnormality of the spine that was not recognized. Since the abnormality was missed on x-ray, the infant suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis and quadriplegia. A confidential 8 figure settlement was reached with the parties.
Loss of finger tips of Premature Infant: A premature admitted was admitted to the ICU. IV lines had been placed in the infant’s arm. However, ICU staff failed to monitor the IV lines which blocked the blood supply to the baby’s hand and fingertips. The baby had to have four of her finger tips amputated. A 6 figure verdict was reached.
If you think you may have a case and would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our attorneys today. At Perantinides & Nolan, we are always available to answer any questions you may have and to help you and your family find some measure of justice in a completely unjust situation.
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