People often associate cancer with adults. While it is true that more adults develop cancer than children kids can still get cancer. In some cases it is inexplicable, purely genetic and in others it can be caused by environmental factors. Some cancers can also be the by product of carcinogen (cancer causing substance) or teratogen (substance hatful to fetus) exposure. An example of this would be newborn males with testicular cancer due to mom taking Zantac while pregnant. As if a child being stricken with cancer isn’t tragic enough negligence on the part of their doctor or hospital can lead to a cancer misdiagnosis. If your child was born with cancer due to Zantac or ranitidine or had their cancer incorrectly diagnosed you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Please contact out Pennsylvania negligence attorneys handling child cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits for a free case eval.
The types of cancers that occur most often in children are different from those seen in adults. The most common cancers of children are:
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Wilms tumor
- Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
- Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
Other types of cancers are rare in children, but they do happen sometimes. In very rare cases, children may even develop cancers that are much more common in adults. No matter the type of cancer your child is facing you may have rights and be eligible for benefits and financial compensation.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Child Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys
If your child has been diagnosed with cancer, especially a late stage cancer, please contact our Pennsylvania child medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your case. They offer free case evaluations and charge nothing if they cannot obtain benefits for you and your child.
Serving the Altoona, Erie, Pittsburgh and State College areas as well as all of West Virginia.