“Discovering that you or a loved one has cancer tends to bring about an epiphany of sorts, but what if the cancer was already at its later stages? Accountability and compensation for a misdiagnosis are in order if the court discovers this to be the case. A report on Hawaii News Now concerned the case of flight attendant Jeff Kim, who was awarded a large sum for a hospital’s failure to diagnose a tumor.
When viewed through the lens of New York’s oncologists, the report is no doubt unnerving, considering that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lauds the Empire State’s low cancer mortality rates despite a high frequency of diagnosis. Figures from the New York State Public Access Cancer Epidemiology Data also show that the four most common forms of cancer – lung, prostate, breast, and colon – affect people of Caucasian, African-American, and Asian/Pacific Islander descent between 50 and 80 years old. “