Breast Cancer Malpractice / Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer is a frequent root of medical malpractice cases, and is one of the most astonishing examples of what can happen when a disease goes undetected by a health care professional.
Since there has been major progress in terms of public education about the value of early detection by patients through self-examination, the fact that many health care professionals are negligent in making a timely diagnosis — resulting in the cancer progressing without proper treatment — makes breast cancer malpractice issues even more devastating.
The Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer Can Be Fatal
Beast cancer in a medical malpractice case often centers on a health care professional ignoring the warning signs and not ordering the proper testing to detect the disease in the early stages. Often times, a woman may find a lump upon self-examination only to be told by her physician that it is nothing to worry about, and doesn’t warrant further testing. Not heeding a patient’s complaints, failing to identify an obvious lump during an exam, failing to order a mammogram, not performing a biopsy and misreading and/or not following up with the patient are all examples of breast cancer malpractice on behalf of health care professionals that can often indicate that medical malpractice has occurred.
Get Help if You Have Been the Victim of Breast Cancer Malpractice
Unfortunately, in an aggressive disease such as breast cancer, a delay in providing a timely and accurate diagnosis can lead to needless suffering, the loss of a breast and, often, death that may have been prevented with earlier detection and proper medical care.
Contact Duffy & Duffy About Your Breast Cancer Malpractice Case
Contact the attorneys at Duffy & Duffy today. We understand your rights, the pain and damages caused by breast cancer malpractice, and sympathize with your situation. We stand ready to advocate for you and your family. Call (516) 394-4200 today.