Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
Failure to diagnose breast cancer and other cancers occurs all too often and are reoccurring medical malpractice cases that are handled by Goldberg Simpson law firm. Since cancer cannot be prevented, the next best step is early detection. In Kentucky, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women over the age of 40 years old. Through early
detection, over 80 percent of women whose breast cancer is detected early will survive
at least a half decade.
When breast cancer goes undetected and untreated, it might advance to a more deadly stage, increasing the risk of harm to the patient.
Too often, physicians fail to detect breast cancer or fail to administer screening tests. By the time the cancer is finally detected, it is in a later stage requiring a more aggressive treatment. Negligence by physicians in diagnosing and treating breast cancer includes:
- Failure to recognize signs and symptoms of breast cancer
- Failure to perform a breast examination
- Failure to order a mammogram
- Failure to identify an obvious lump during a breast examination
- Misreading a mammogram
- Failure to order additional testing if a lump is found
- Failure to follow up on mammogram findings
- Failure to order a biopsy
- Delaying treatment
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered from a failure to diagnose breast cancer
the attorneys at Goldberg Simpson are here to assist you. Please contact Goldberg Simpson in Louisville, KY for further assistance.