Have you or a loved one had a breast cancer misdiagnosis?
Cancer misdiagnosis currently accounts for 10-20% of all cancer cases and far exceed wrong drug and wrong surgical site errors. A vast majority of these late or incorrect diagnoses are life-threatening or result in death. For breast cancer alone, diagnosis errors are estimated to cause over 40,000 deaths every year. This is unacceptable.
If you or a family member has suffered because of a doctor’s improper or missed diagnosis of your breast cancer, you may be able to recover your past and future medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for your pain and suffering, diminished quality of life or reduced lifespan, disability, and more. Please contact Munley Law today to speak with a breast cancer misdiagnosis attorney or call us at (855) 866-5529. We have offices conveniently located in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia and Carbondale, PA.
About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of human cancers, and breast cancer misdiagnosis is a common source of medical malpractice claims. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death of women, and in 2014, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. That year, approximately 39,620 US women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.However there is positive news in that there are more than 2.9 million survivors nationwide who have survived breast cancer and breast cancer symptoms. The cumulative lifetime probability of developing breast cancer and breast cancer symptoms is 12%, and the probability that a woman will die from breast cancer and breast cancer symptoms is 1 in 36. Women over the age of 50 years have the highest risk of developing breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Breast cancer misdiagnosis occurs when a physician does not fully take into consideration–or misses entirely–patient symptoms that could indicate the presence of breast cancer. Common breast cancer symptoms include the presence of a suspicious mass, nipple discharge, breast pain and breast reddening. Erythema, edema and retraction of the skin are also considered potential breast cancer symptoms.
Since breast cancer cannot be prevented, early diagnosis of breast cancer symptoms and treatment of breast cancer is of extreme importance. This can be accomplished through monthly self-examinations for breast cancer and breast cancer symptoms. However, when breast cancer goes undetected by a physician, the cancer is given the opportunity to advance to a more serious stage. This failure to diagnose breast cancer and breast cancer symptoms increases the risk of harm to the patient: the higher the stage of the cancer, the lower the cure rate. Because there is no cure for breast cancer at present cancers of more advanced stages have higher recurrence and mortality rates.
When a medical professional fails to meet the highest standards of care, patients may face life-threatening consequences as a result of medical malpractice. Fortunately, the law allows those who have been harmed by medical malpractice–even victims of breast cancer misdiagnosis or negligent treatment– to seek compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost income and earning ability, pain and suffering, and more.
False Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Breast cancer misdiagnosis can also occur when a doctor informs a healthy patient that they have cancer, when in fact they do not. Being misdiagnosed with breast cancer can be incredibly devastating and can subject you to unnecessary, harmful, painful, and expensive treatments. If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim due to a false cancer diagnosis, contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys of Munley Law today to discuss your case. Call us at (855) 866-5529.
You Need An Expert Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered from a breast cancer misdiagnosis, late diagnosis or an false breast cancer diagnosis you need to speak to a lawyer today! An experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer can help you evaluate your claim and advise you about the best course of legal action. The Family of Lawyers at Munley Law are experienced and successful medical malpractice litigators — we fight to protect the rights of patients. Let us concentrate on your legal case while you concentrate on your health. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death because of cancer misdiagnosis, you may be able to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our qualified breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys are prepared to thoroughly examine your case to determine the best way to help you and your family. Please contact us at (855) 866-5529 or fill out our online contact form.
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