Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Attorneys in Atlanta
Failures in Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Breast cancer affects millions of Americans each year. According to BreastCancer.org, an estimated 231,840 women and 2,350 men were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2015. It is crucial that these patients receive early diagnosis and treatment to fight breast cancer. When a patient doesn't get properly diagnosed for breast cancer early enough to treat it, the outcome can be fatal.
It is tragic when someone doesn't get a better chance at survival because of a medical professional's negligence or failure to diagnose breast cancer in a timely manner. The experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys at the Grant Law Office have successfully handled many failure to diagnose cancer cases. Call us to find out how we can help you.
Breast Cancer Early Diagnosis and Treatment
The key to fighting cancer is early detection and treatment. Unfortunately, cancer symptoms can look or feel similar to other conditions. Proper testing is needed to determine the true cause of symptoms. Doctors who observe potential signs of breast cancer must order a test to review the PSA levels in the patient. They should also schedule screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, and biopsies. Failing to order one or any of these tests is a form of negligence that can hurt a patient's chances of survival.
In some cases, a doctor does the right thing by ordering a test, but the patient still goes undiagnosed. Many medical professionals are involved in the diagnosis of cancer. So, there are a number of people down the chain who may fail to perform their job correctly. Radiologists can misread the film. Pathologists can misread a slide. The doctor who ordered the test can misread the results. When these types of mistakes are made, the consequences can be devastating, even fatal.
Medical Malpractice Claim in Georgia
Failure to diagnose and delayed diagnosis of breast cancer are among the most common causes for medical malpractice claims in the United States. When a medical malpractice claim is filed for a failure to diagnose cancer, multiple specialists can be named in the suit.
Medical professionals must order and review tests when a patient has an abnormal mammogram, a dominant breast mass, skin dimpling, asymmetric thickening, or breast pain. Failing to do this is an act of negligence. If you showed any of these symptoms and didn't receive a proper cancer diagnosis, it's time to research your legal options.
If you've suffered serious harm because your breast cancer wasn't diagnosed in a time, you can get financial compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering by filing a claim against the responsible medical professionals. In these cases, you must show that the at-fault medical professionals failed to provide you a reasonable level of care, and that you suffered losses because of that failure or negligence.
Contact Grant Law Office About Filing a Claim
The skilled Atlanta failure to diagnose cancer lawyers at the Grant Law Office will work hard to prove your case. We work with medical experts who will help bolster your case and hold the negligent people accountable. If you've suffered because of breast cancer misdiagnosis, please contact our office at (866) 249-5513 to schedule a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.
Recent Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Verdicts and Settlements
- Confidential Settlement - Failure to diagnose breast cancer/medical malpractice action against prominent HMO.
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