Breast Cancer: The Case For Early Diagnosis

Patients may complain of a lump, mass or cyst in one of their breasts during a doctor’s visit, or the physician may notice a lump during an examination. It is with good reason that the American Cancer Society promulgates the saying: “Early detection of breast cancer saves lives.” When permitted to grow unimpeded, the cancer spreads and can completely devastate a person’s life.

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Sometimes physicians fail to take such patient complaints seriously or to properly follow up with additional diagnostic tests, including mammograms, sonograms and biopsies. A law firm can help guide you through the medical records. If your physician has made one of the mistakes listed above you should contact a law firm immediately to determine whether or not you have a viable claim.

While such tests are the standard in New York, some doctors ignore these complaints and claim they are too busy, underpaid, understaffed or ill-equipped to handle the volume of patients that flow into their offices, clinics or hospitals. A Breast Cancer Lawyer or Breast Cancer Attorney can help you recognize these situations. Sometimes, physicians and medical facilities disregard the poor, patients with no insurance, or patients with less desirable insurance coverage. We can help you investigate this situation. Failure to uphold the standards of medical care can result in the cancer spreading, increasing the patient’s risk of losing one or both breasts, requiring reconstructive surgery and facing a lower survival rate. We will be able to help guide, counsel and advise you in regards to whether your doctor has deviated from the required standard of care. Frequently there are strict time limitations to commence a claim. We can help guide you in these often complex and time sensitive areas.

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We recently handled a case involving a woman who had a large mass on her left breast when she was examined at a major hospital. Despite finding the mass, the physician ordered only a screening mammogram of both breasts. About a month later, the patient was sent for a diagnostic mammogram of the left breast. A radiologist determined that the mass was “probably benign” and told her to return in six months. Neither the initial physician nor the radiologist ordered a biopsy or sonogram of the mass. Several months later, the patient went to another medical facility, where doctors performed a biopsy and determined she had breast cancer. The patient underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and plastic surgery. When the client finally contacted us we were able to immediately help her. The failure of the first physicians to diagnose her permitted the tumor to grow and spread to 13 lymph nodes, significantly decreasing her chances of survival. After two weeks in trial, a jury awarded the patient $2.3 million.

We are proud that we represented this client, and were able to give her the peace of mind she so desperately sought.

Has a physician or medical facility failed to diagnose a Breast Cancer Factor Risk? Please contact us for a free consultation based on the Breast Cancer Factor Risk misdiagnosed today!

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