Trapp & Geller
We Win. We Guide. We Produce.

Failure To Diagnose Cancer

The Lawyers You Need & Deserve

Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Attorney Chicago

Thanks to new drugs and treatments, many forms of cancer are curable if diagnosed at an early stage. However, if the cancer is not diagnosed early enough, the prognosis is not as positive.

At the law firm Trapp & Geller in Chicago, Illinois, our lawyers represent people who have suffered harm due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer at an early and treatable stage. We also represent family members of cancer patients who died due to delayed diagnosis of their illness.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Should My Cancer Have Been Diagnosed Earlier?

Just because your cancer was not diagnosed at an early stage does not in itself mean that your doctor was negligent. However, if your doctor had an opportunity to diagnose your cancer and failed to do so, you have a case of malpractice.

The following are examples of possible malpractice:

  • Failure of your doctor to diagnose cancer despite observable symptoms
  • Failure of your doctor to order appropriate tests to diagnose cancer
  • Laboratory errors that resulted in your cancer being missed

Some forms of cancer are so deadly, early diagnosis would not necessarily mean an increase in long-term survivability. However, many forms of cancer such as melanoma (skin cancer), breast cancer, colon cancer, lymphoma and prostate cancer are treatable if discovered early. If your doctor failed to diagnose a treatable form of cancer, and your cancer reached an advanced stage as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact Out Misdiagnosis of Cancer Attorneys

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys, call (312) 368-1444 or contact us online. The consultation is free, and you are under no obligations.

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
More than 25 Years of Experience

Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

Customized Legal Strategies

Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

Responsive & Informative

Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

Over $400 Million Recovered

The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

Skip to content