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Prostate Cancer Malpractice

Prostate Cancer or Carcinoma of the prostate (CaP) is the most common solid malignancy in men. There are over 325,000 cases diagnosed each year. This year over 40,000 Americans will die from this disease, some of them needlessly. New diagnostic tools are available for early detection of prostate cancer: TRUS or transrectal ultrasonography and PSA or prostate specific antigen. Your doctor owes you the advantage of timely examinations and the latest diagnostic tools. Physician failures to timely diagnose prostate cancer is medical malpractice and has resulted in unnecessary deaths.

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Prostate Cancer Malpractice can include any or all of the following negligent inactions by your doctor:

Not monitoring patients with a family history of prostrate cancer;
Not requiring prostate diagnostic testing for males over 50;
Not requiring prostate diagnostic testing for African American males over 40
Failing to perform a prostate examination or PSA blood test on males;
Failing to identify a cancerous mass during a prostate examination;
Ignoring patient's symptoms of prostate cancer;
Failing to perform a biopsy when prostate test results are not normal;
Ignoring PSA blood test or biopsy results;
Failing to follow-up with the patient.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by the failure of a doctor to diagnose your condition in a timely manner, contact us now for help.

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