Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer
When a doctor fails to diagnose breast cancer in a timely manner
Breast cancer, when diagnosed early and treated in a proper and timely manner, is more likely to have a positive outcome. That is why failure to diagnose breast cancer is so serious. The doctor’s failure can result in a far more serious medical situation with far greater consequences — up to and including death.
Campaigns promoting mammograms and self–examination have made women more aware of the symptoms of breast cancer, but if a doctor misreads a mammogram or if a biopsy is not evaluated properly, necessary treatment can be delayed.
A delay in breast cancer treatment can mean:
- More invasive surgery with long recovery
- A growth of cancer beyond the breast
- More aggressive and debilitating chemotherapy and drug therapy
- Premature death
In addition to misdiagnosis, another issue with breast cancer is inappropriate treatment. If you have reason to suspect your breast cancer should have been diagnosed sooner, that non–standard treatment was used, or that medication made the problem worse, talk to a medical malpractice attorney.
Bring your misdiagnosis questions to an experienced lawyer.
At Lommen Abdo, our attorneys have the resources, knowledge and compassion to help you determine if misdiagnosis was involved. Call 612.587.2925 or send an email for a free consultation. Our medical negligence lawyers represent clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin.