Early detection and proper treatment of cancer saves countless lives. Advances in medical science make survival and favorable recovery possible. With proper, prompt and timely care, cancer is treatable.

If you or a loved one has suffered from cancer misdiagnosis or mistreatment, call the successful, experienced, skilled, knowledgeable and hard-working Bronx Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers at Sonin & Genis.  We are proud that one of our medical malpractice settlements was written up as one of the top settlements of the year in the National Law Journal, New York Law Journal and ALM Verdictsearch.

According to the American Cancer Society, about 580,350 Americans are projected to die of cancer this year, almost 1,600 people a day. Cancer remains the second most common cause of death in the US, accounting for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths.  Many of these are needless and preventable deaths.

This is what makes the job of New York cancer misdiagnosis lawyers so necessary.  Sherri Sonin, herself a cancer survivor, brings a high level of empathy and personal knowledge to these cases.   Sonin & Genis has a reputation for treating their clients with compassion, while tirelessly fighting for their rights.

It is the duty of the medical professional to follow good and accepted practices and standards of care and NEVER allow a patient to be needlessly exposed to harm.  Patient safety should come first, not doctor or insurance company profits.  Doctors and healthcare professionals that follow proper methods and practices do not unnecessarily expose their patients to harm by depriving them of a chance of survival.

Healthcare professionals that choose to fail to follow these patient safety rules are responsible for all harms and losses they needlessly cause, and the top notch Bronx Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Sonin & Genis, will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve so that you get all the help and fixes you need.

Standards of care exist for the benefit and protection of the patient, not the doctor or healthcare provider.  Being a doctor or healthcare provider is a privilege, not an excuse.

However, some doctors are uncaring, too busy watching their profits to keep an eye on the health of their patients or keep up with medical literature and developments, and choose to violate basic patient safety rules and standards of care by failing to timely and properly diagnose and treat their patients put people in harm’s way and at risk, and deprive them of a chance to survive or have a better recovery.

The frequency of the failure of healthcare providers to recognize the signs, symptoms and risk factors for cancer, and their failure to in a timely manner order or perform all necessary tests to ensure timely and prompt diagnosis and proper treatment is a huge threat to the lives, safety and wellbeing of all people.

Telling people they do not have cancer when they do, and it is still treatable, is a tragic example of doctors needlessly exposing people to unnecessary harm, depriving them of a chance to survive, diminishing their life expectancy or causing their death.

Unfortunately, there are also numerous instances of doctors that fail to follow good and accepted medical practices and standards of care and tell people that they have cancer when they do not, causing extreme mental and emotional harm suffering, and then having them unnecessarily undergo the rigors and costs of chemotherapy and other treatment, and failing to treat the underlying and misdiagnosed condition.


Cancer misdiagnosis occurs when health care professionals, negligently choose to violate basic patient safety rules and standards of care, and:

  • Fail to spend sufficient time with their patients and fail to properly question their patients to obtain all pertinent information, and fail to listen to the complaints of their patients and fail to properly document their charts by writing down all significant facts
  • Ignoring patient’s complaints, signs and symptoms
  • Fail to obtain a full and complete medical and family history
  • Fail to perform a  full and proper physical examination or ignore obvious signs and symptoms
  • Ignoring signs and risk factors of cancer
  • Fail to promptly refer patients to proper and qualified specialists
  • Fail to promptly order all appropriate tests and studies
  • Fail to properly and promptly perform or read and interpret all proper tests or studies, such as mammograms or x-rays
  • Fail to be knowledgeable and up to date in their knowledge of medicine
  • Fail to recognize and identify harmful cancerous or precancerous conditions
  • Use outdated, cheaper methods of making cancer diagnosis, resulting in a so-called false positive or false negative results
  • Negligently switch tests with another patient due to simple failure to pay proper and reasonable attention or failure to keep proper and adequate records or labels
  • Mishandle patient tests
  • Improperly identify non-cancerous (benign) tumors as being cancerous (malignant) tumors

Cancer misdiagnosis can have fatal consequences.  Failure to timely and properly diagnose cancer can result in a loss of precious time to properly treat and kill the deadly cancer cells before they multiply and spread.

Telling someone they have a possibly fatal disease when they do not causes incredible emotional and mental suffering, as well as physical harm, by needlessly exposing the body to powerful and debilitating cancer treatments, chemotherapy, radiation and possible surgeries, and allows their real undiagnosed illness to go untreated and worsen!

How a Bronx Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

An accomplished medical malpractice attorney can help you survive this terrible ordeal. With years of experience and commitment to excellence, our lawyers are experts at winning compensation for clients in a world of inexcusable medical negligence.

When people suffer unnecessary harms and losses, we get them the help and fixes they need. We help what is an otherwise hopeless situation. Juries that know what the true facts are and follow the law, can allow a fair money verdict that will help fix the harms the defendant needlessly caused. We are proud that through tireless preparation, hard work, knowledge of medicine and law, and skillful presentation, we help the jury do justice.

At Sonin and Genis Attorneys at Law, our personal injury lawyers have achieved great success with health-related cases, winning many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Your legal rights will be properly represented in court and we will aggressively pursue the party or parties responsible for your pain and suffering. We will work hard to obtain full compensation for you so that you get the treatment and care you need, and that you and your family are provided for.

It’s important to act quickly. If you or a loved one has been a victim of cancer misdiagnosis involving a municipal hospital, one that is owned, operated or funded by the City, such as the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation [NYCH&HC], a County, the State or Federal government – a Notice of Claim is required, a legal document that explains your claim, and must usually be prepared by your attorneys and served on the municipality within 90 days of injury, and sometimes even sooner. Some private hospitals receive federal funds, and a claim must be filed with the federal government. Because wherever possible records must be obtained and reviewed before the Notice of Claim is prepared and filed, time is of the essence and it is vital that you act quickly!

At Sonin & Genis, we know that you have more important things to worry about than getting records and preparing and filing legal documents, so we take of everything so that you can focus on taking care of your family, so call the experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers at Sonin & Genis.

There are short Statutes of Limitations within which to commence a lawsuit to protect your rights, so it is important to act quickly!

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice and misdiagnosed for cancer, call the experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers at Sonin & Genis to speak to an expert New York cancer misdiagnosis lawyer today.

Giving Back to our Community

At Sonin & Genis, we believe in giving back and contributing to our community.  While we are involved in numerous charitable groups, “Happiness is Camping” is one of our favorite  charities.  “Happiness is Camping” is a Bronx-based not-for profit organization that provides a free opportunity for children with cancer to enjoy being a kid in a beautiful, pristine wilderness retreat in NJ, with full medical facilities and staff.  Help us help children with cancer by contributing to or volunteering at Happiness is Camping.  Office: 2169 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10453  Tel: (718) 295-3100.   Camp: 62 Sunset Lake Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825  Tel: (908) 362-6733.

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*Sonin & Genis has taught CLE classes on cancer misdiagnosis cases