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California Defense Attorneys Who Advocate for Doctors Facing Oncology Malpractice Claims

We preserve doctors’ rights with the same determination they employ to preserve patients’ health

Oncologists save lives. But cancer is not thoroughly understood. Research is continually leading to advances in treatments and pharmaceuticals that improve the prognoses of cancer patients, yet patients do not always respond to the treatments as expected. When patients do not fare well, they look for someone to blame, often second-guessing their doctors.

Our Los Angeles-area law firm, Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay , solely represents medical professionals and organizations in lawsuits and administrative proceedings throughout Southern California. Our legal team has 150 years of combined experience, and because we handle only medical negligence defense cases, our lawyers fully understand the issues that affect you — and we have built substantial connections to resources in the medical community with whom we can consult about your case. You protect the lives of cancer victims — and we can give you the legal advice you need to protect your license and your practice.

Claims of cancer misdiagnosis

Cancer at its earliest stages can be asymptomatic and virtually undetectable, even with modern diagnostic technology — such as MRIs, CAT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds, blood tests, mammograms, biopsies and other invasive diagnostic tests. When oncologists decide whether to order tests, they must weigh the potential benefits with the risks of exploratory surgery or radiation exposure from certain tests. A doctor might be held liable for cancer misdiagnosis for not catching the disease before it metastasizes and becomes more difficult to treat. Our attorneys handle problems arising from delays in treatment for all types of cancer, including the following:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Allegations of negligence in cancer treatments

Oncologists must consider a variety of factors to determine the best treatment options for their patients. Common treatment methods include the following:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Excision of diseased tissue

A patient may claim surgical negligence if you failed to remove all tumors, if you remove healthy tissue or allege that the chemotherapy or radiation dosage was too high or too low. Our malpractice defense attorneys investigate your case and develop an effective strategy to challenge these claims.

Get the legal advice you need to protect your oncology medical practice

For a solid defense in your medical malpractice case, call the law firm of Davis, Grass, Goldstein & Finlay at 909.476.2662 or contact us online. Our lawyers handle claims throughout Southern California, including in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, from our office located near the intersection of I-10 and I-15 and only a few minutes away from the Ontario International Airport.