43-Year-Old Finds out He has Cancer - Was He Timely Diagnosed?
43-Year-Old Finds Out He Has Cancer - Was He Timely Diagnosed? NY Attorney Barry Washor Explains 212.406.1700 New York medical malpractice attorney Barry Washor recalls a case where a retired firefighter was undiagnosed for cancer and died as a result of medical malpractice. This 43 year-old firefighter had retired from the firehouse and was looking forward to his second career as a teacher, a passion he'd always had. He went to his doctor for a physical and complained about fatigue and some blood in his stool. The doctor blew it off as possible hemorrhoids problem and over the course of the next year he became more ill as cancer spread throughout his colon. The doctor failed to diagnose this terminal cancer even though the man's family has a history of colon cancer and he is African American, who have a higher percentage risk of this disease. Had he been diagnosed earlier, his chances would have been much higher as the number one rule for cancer is early detection equals a higher chance of survival. Watch the video now to learn more. For more information about medical malpractice law and my firm, visit our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at 212.406.1700. I welcome your call. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P. 233 Broadway Suite 1800 New York, NY 10279 212.406.1700.