Suffolk County Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Lawyers
Queens Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Women who develop breast cancer can benefit significantly from early detection. A failure to timely diagnose breast cancer can have serious or fatal consequences. Unfortunately, the delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is not uncommon. In fact, the failure to timely diagnose breast cancer is the most common type of medical malpractice claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP. We represent clients throughout New York in a wide range of medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys are committed to vigorously pursuing full compensation on behalf of people who have been injured due to the negligence of physicians and other medical professionals.
Common Physical Errors
There are many factors that can contribute to a failure to diagnose breast cancer, including:
- Failure to perform a mammogram
- Failure to order an ultrasound
- Failure to order a biopsy
- Failure to perform an MRI
- Misread mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy or MRI results
- Failure to properly perform a biopsy procedure
- Failure to follow-up with a patient
Doctors should carefully question their patients to determine if they have a history of breast cancer in their family. If a doctor notices a lump in a woman's breast during the course of an examination, he or she must take appropriate steps to test for the possibility of breast cancer. Since a mammogram may fail to detect the presence of cancer, an ultrasound should be ordered when a lump or other significant warning sign is detected. Where appropriate, a biopsy should be ordered.
While a failure to order appropriate tests often account for a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, a delayed diagnosis is sometimes the result of a failure to properly read the results of a test that has been ordered, including a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy.
We Can Help
Since 1968, our firm has represented thousands of injured clients. We have a strong record of results in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including numerous million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. As skilled negotiators and trial lawyers, we can provide the vigorous representation you require. Throughout the course of your case, we will work closely with you to provide the highly personalized, responsive and accessible representation you require.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Suffolk County failure to diagnose breast cancer lawyers, call 866-639-5567 or contact us by e-mail.