Was There An Error In Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis?
According to the National Cancer Institute, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or complete failure to diagnose breast cancer can happen up to 71 percent of the time that a person sees a doctor who is not a breast cancer specialist. For doctors who do specialize in mammography, the statistic is much lower with only 3 to 5 percent of cases resulting in improper diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has suffered from breast cancer that was not diagnosed right away or you have had to undergo serious treatment for what ended up not being breast cancer, you may be able to obtain legal compensation. Allow a medical malpractice lawyer from Taylor, Tucker & Jones, LLC, to examine your case. With over 120 years of combined experience, you can trust your claim in our hands. See article by Brandon Taylor, “More than Just a Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis.”
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Conditions Commonly Misdiagnosed As Breast Cancer
A doctor may believe you have breast cancer based off of certain symptoms you are experiencing, when in actuality, you could be suffering from a different condition. In the case of an inflammatory breast cancer, diagnosis could end up being mastitis, fibrocystic breast disease or some other type of condition that causes inflammation.
Fibrocystic breast disease is typically benign, but it can feel painful and lumpy to the touch, which is why people often confuse it with breast cancer. Mastitis can cause breast inflammation, redness, tenderness, itchiness and firmness of the breast, but it is not a form of cancer.
Why Is Breast Cancer Misdiagnosed Or Delayed In Being Diagnosed?
Breast cancer diagnosis issues can occur for many different reasons, including the doctor’s:
- Use of faulty testing devices
- Failure to properly read test results
- Inappropriate treatment program recommendation
- Delay in providing proper treatment options
- Failure to even take a mammogram or test
- Inability to recognize basic symptoms and proceed appropriately
- Failure to take a biopsy of any tissue that appears to be abnormal
Speak with our compassionate attorneys to get the legal representation you need. You should not have to deal with a legal battle amidst your symptoms or treatments. We offer free consultations, so please call email us to schedule a meeting.
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