Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Malpractice Cases
For many women, seeing or feeling a large mass in the breast is a sign that cancer has progressed beyond full recovery. It is therefore critical that a physician acts appropriately to test for breast cancer early if there is any reason for doing so. If your physician failed to recognize, misdiagnosed signs or failed to conduct proper tests for breast cancer, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.
Failure to Diagnose and Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., home of MyPhillyLawyer, represent clients who have suffered due to delayed diagnosis of breast cancer. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we are their fervent advocates. We help them file lawsuits against negligent medical staff and recover maximum compensation for their suffering.
Contact a medical malpractice lawyer at our firm for a free initial consultation.
Failure to Recognize Signs of Breast Cancer
Signs of breast cancer include redness, a lump in the breast, and swelling and thickening of tissue. A doctor may dismiss these as simple irritations or may claim that a lump is "normal" and fail to order appropriate tests. When physicians fail to recognize signs of breast cancer or follow up on suspicious symptoms, lives are at stake.
We represent victims of medical malpractice whose doctors failed to diagnose breast cancer due to:
- Failure to order proper tests
- Failure to recognize or take seriously common signs of breast cancer
- Failure to read radiology reports correctly
- Failure to obtain lab work
- Other careless actions
Improper Treatment of Breast Cancer
Even if a proper diagnosis is made, a doctor may improperly treat the cancer, causing additional suffering and possible wrongful death. Our medical malpractice lawyers rely on medical experts to clearly explain what errors were made and the effects of those errors on our clients. We use this evidence to fight for full and fair financial damages.
Are you a victim of a failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis? We can help.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40,000 women died from breast cancer in 2005. Early detection is crucial to prevent the numbers from going higher.
If your doctor failed to diagnose breast cancer in a timely manner, contact MyPhillyLawyer today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney. We understand your pain, and we are prepared to help fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
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