Sarcoma, Bone Cancer and Medical Malpractice
Sarcoma refers to cancer of the connective tissues, including bones, cartilage and fat. Bone cancer and other types of sarcoma are relatively rare in comparison to other forms of cancer.
While soft tissue sarcomas are more common in adults, bone cancers such as osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma are more common in children.
When a teen or young adult complains of pain in the shin, for example, a doctor may dismiss it as growing pains or shin splints from exercise. While it is much less likely, sarcoma should never be ruled out. It doesn't occur very often, but when it does, the results can be devastating.
Just because a disease is rare doesn't mean it is non-existent. About 1,470 people die in the U.S. of bone or joint cancer annually, and another 3,680 die of soft-tissue sarcoma. Patients rely on medical professionals to consider all the options, particularly when a misdiagnosis can be so deadly.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, have reviewed the medical records of thousands of potential clients. We are familiar with the standards of care involved in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer, including bone cancer. We can review your case and determine if medical negligence prevented you from obtaining early and effective treatment.
If medical malpractice played a role in the diagnosis or treatment of your bone cancer or sarcoma, please contact Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. We also represent the estates of those who died because of medical negligence including misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose or treat sarcoma.
From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients throughout the state.