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About Us

Thank you for your interest in the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm. Our law firm has extensive experience handling cancer cases. Most cancer cases involve the failure to timely diagnose and treat a patient’s cancer. However, additional cancer cases can also include the failure to appropriately treat cancer, and the failure to appropriately monitor the patient following cancer treatment.

Depending on the type of cancer, physicians have an obligation to screen patients for cancer or, at the very least, discuss screening so a patient can make an informed decision whether they want to be screened or not. Some patients also have increased risk factors that physicians should consider when determining whether a patient should be screened. A history of smoking, a family history of cancer, advanced age, and pre-existing medical conditions are typically relevant in determining when and whether a patient should be screened.

Having a lawyer who has experience in handling cancer cases is extremely important because medical malpractice cases tend to be very complex. In New York State, before a lawsuit can even be filed, a patient’s medical records need to be obtained and reviewed by a medical expert. A lawyer who has experience handling cancer cases, such as ourselves, can most often tell if the case has merit or not by reviewing the records. However, New York law still requires the records to be reviewed by a medical expert. Our firm has access to medical experts in every field of medicine, and our experts are all outside of the local area. Our firm also always ensures that any medical expert working for us provides completely objective medical opinions.

Retaining an experienced cancer lawyer, like ourselves, is also important because if the case does not settle, the lawyer will need to call medical experts at trial and cross examine defense experts. In order to achieve the best results for cancer cases, the lawyer needs to be familiar with medical standards of care and cancer treatments. We have that experience.

If you or a loved one may have a potential case, call us. There is no charge for any consultation nor will you ever be required to pay any legal fees unless we obtain compensation in the case. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us at any time.

East Syracuse, NY

Phone: 315-479-9000
Fax: 315-479-9300

East Syracuse, NY

Phone: 315-479-9000
Fax: 315-479-9300

East Syracuse, NY

Phone: 315-479-9000
Fax: 315-479-9300

 
Client Reviews
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"Mr. Falgiatano was very professional and did an incredible job when he worked with my family on our case. He met with us numerous times and was available when we called with questions. He explained the whole legal process to us and made sure we made the correct decision for my family! I could not thank Mr. Falgiatano enough and he is the only lawyer for my family!" Jeff M.
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"Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. has represented me before on 2 separate legal matters over the years. He did an excellent job on both cases. I highly recommend him and his firm!" Victor S.
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"Could not speak highly enough of Attorney DeFrancisco. He was extremely easy to work with and his team was always responsive. Would definitely recommend." Brendan C.