Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

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Patients rely heavily on their doctors and healthcare professionals to make dependable and accurate medical diagnosis. When medical professionals fail to correctly diagnose a condition in a patient, the consequences can be devastating – even fatal. This is especially true of a breast cancer misdiagnosis, which represents one of the most prevalent types of medical malpractice in the United States.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a breast cancer misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and suffering . Please click here to learn more about medical malpractice and your legal rights.

Causes of Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

Early detection and treatment is a crucial factor in defeating breast cancer. Unfortunately, a breast cancer misdiagnosis can lead to delayed treatment and metastasis of the disease possibly resulting in death. Common causes of a breast cancer misdiagnosis include:

  • Doctor carelessness or negligence
  • False negative mammogram results
  • Cysts and other symptoms, which may be mistaken for other conditions like fibrocystic disease

Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis: Your Legal Rights

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women, with more than 210,000 new cases and more than 40,000 deaths expected in 2006 alone. Unfortunately, doctors are not always correct in diagnosing breast cancer. As humans, they are prone to make mistakes. Nevertheless, medical professionals who have acted carelessly or negligently, whether intentional or not, can be held accountable for injuries sustained as a result.

Individuals who have been the victim of a breast cancer misdiagnosis have legal rights, including the right to pursue compensation for their losses and suffering through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Other types of damages that may be sought include:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish
  • Medical expenses
  • More

Victim of breast cancer misdiagnosis? Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a caring and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your case and help you determine a possible course of action.

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