Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

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Catching breast cancer early is a key to treatment. Numerous studies show breast cancer is treatable and has high survivability rates if acted upon quickly. Women can contribute to early detection by performing self-exams and then going to a doctor if they find anything abnormal. When doctors, whether during a routine exam, a mammogram or a consultation, fail to recognize the signs of cancer, this misdiagnosis that can lead to grave consequences.

At the law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., our Pennsylvania and New Jersey breast cancer attorneys represent women victimized by medical negligence of all types, including the failure to diagnose breast cancer. Even if the cancer is detected later, it could require more aggressive treatment and invasive surgery. Treatments at these later times may in fact be too late. If you need a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer after a breast cancer misdiagnosis, our law firm can help. We will fully investigate your case and will get you answers about what precisely caused your delayed diagnosis.

What Can Cause a Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis?

When doctors fail to provide women with a prompt diagnosis, those doctors should be held accountable for their negligence. The injuries that can result are not trivial. Women’s very lives depend on accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment of breast cancer. A doctor’s failure to diagnose an illness is often not enough to prove medical malpractice on its own. However, though there are some exceptions, the symptoms of breast cancer are almost always apparent. For example, if you went to your doctor after noticing an abnormal lump in your breast, but the doctor failed to order further tests, you likely have grounds for a medical malpractice claim if you then developed breast cancer.

Negligence at any stage of the investigation into your medical condition may result in failure to diagnose your breast cancer. Therefore, your primary doctor, another medical expert or even the radiologist who administers your mammogram may be at fault. A breast cancer misdiagnosis may result if your doctor:

  • Failed to recognize breast cancer symptoms
  • Failed to order a mammogram
  • Misread a mammogram
  • Delayed treatment
  • Failed to perform a biopsy on abnormal tissue

The physical, emotional and financial challenges that confront our clients are very real. Failure to diagnose breast cancer leads to costly medical bills, reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our dedicated, experienced attorneys work to ensure that each client receives compensation to cover these expenses, both past and future. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for clients in misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose claims.

Call a Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a Free Consultation

As experienced medical malpractice attorneys, we stand up for women’s rights. If your breast cancer was misdiagnosed due to medical negligence, or if your mother, wife, sister or daughter is going through a similar experience, we are here to help. Please call 215-546-6636 or toll free 215-372-8437 to speak to a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer today. Alternatively, you can contact our law firm online. We have offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and also Cherry Hill, New Jersey for your convenience.

We offer free initial consultations and handle your case on a contingency fee basis — you will not pay us unless we get results for you.