The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C.: Legal Representation for Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cancer stands as a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 600,000 individuals annually. In 2022 alone, there were an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases reported across the nation. The risk of misdiagnosis looms regardless of the cancer type, spanning from prostate to breast cancer.

A spokesperson for Jeffrey Downey speaks out, “If you or someone close to you has received a diagnosis of cancer, especially at an advanced stage, seeking legal counsel is a prudent step to consider. The first course of action is to contact our office promptly. We will assess whether medical malpractice may have occurred based on a breach of the standard of care by your physician.  The standard of care refers to what an reasonably prudent healthcare provider would do under the same or similar circumstances.

To begin, we will carefully review your medical records and history. This involves gathering all relevant documentation, including diagnostic tests, treatment plans, and communications with healthcare providers. Through a comprehensive analysis, we aim to ascertain whether your physician failed to adhere to the established medical standards in not ordering necessary tests or screenings. This is especially important where patients present as a  high risk for cancer based on family history or other factors.

Despite advancements in treatments and early detection methods, the number of cancer-related deaths has been on a downward trajectory for years. However, there remains a segment of patients who do not receive timely or accurate diagnoses. For these individuals, the failure to diagnose cancer significantly heightens their risk of mortality.

The importance of accurate and timely diagnosis cannot be overstated in the realm of cancer care. It not only facilitates prompt access to appropriate treatments but also enables patients and healthcare providers to make informed decisions regarding their care plans. Therefore, ensuring access to comprehensive diagnostic tools and fostering a culture of vigilance among healthcare professionals are vital steps in combating the devastating impact of cancer misdiagnosis.

“By identifying these risk factors and assessing whether proper testing should have been ordered, we can establish if medical negligence occurred” explains medical malpractice attorney Jeffrey Downey.  Reaching out to our office sets in motion a thorough examination of your case to determine if your physician may be liable for medical malpractice.

The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C., is experienced in handling various types of cases including personal injury, medical malpractice, and elder neglect and abuse. Mr. Downey has over 35 years of trial experience.  The firm is dedicated to advocating for their clients’ rights and seeking favorable outcomes through strategic legal approaches and diligent representation. Whether navigating complex litigation or providing guidance on legal matters, they prioritize client satisfaction and strive to achieve the best possible results.  Check out what the firm’s clients have to say about how their cases were handled. Link: (

The Law Office of Jeffrey J. Downey, P.C., provides comprehensive legal counsel and representation across a wide geographic area, spanning Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland. In Northern Virginia, their services extend to prominent counties such as Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun, encompassing major cities like Alexandria, Falls Church, and Manassas. They also serve communities such as Woodbridge, Annandale, Reston, and Centreville, among others.

In Southern Maryland, their firm offers legal assistance to clients in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County, including urban centers like Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Rockville. With a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of regional laws and regulations, they cater to the diverse legal needs of individuals.

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