New Jersey Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Take Legal Action After a Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
Breast cancer must be diagnosed early and accurately to give the patient a fair chance at fighting it. When there is a delay in the diagnosis or some form of negligence causes the diagnosis to be inaccurate, it can cost the patient years of their life.
Our New Jersey breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys from Simonson Goodman Platzer PC believe that everyone deserves the right to take legal action when a medical provider’s mistake causes so much harm. If you or a loved one received an inaccurate breast cancer diagnosis, then we want to hear from you. You could be owed compensation and a sense of justice from the liable medical party or parties, depending on why those mistakes occurred.
To learn about breast cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits, dial (800) 817-5029 at any time.
Breast Cancer Symptoms
The first step in a breast cancer misdiagnosis case is to understand what symptoms of breast cancer should have been detected by a medical provider but were not. If the symptoms of breast cancer were noticeable but overlooked, or diagnosed as something else entirely, then it could mean that you have a valid breast cancer misdiagnosis claim or lawsuit to pursue.
Typical symptoms of breast cancer include:
- Breast lumps that grow or were not there before.
- Thickened or unusual feeling breast tissue.
- Changes in breast size, shape, or appearance.
- Changes in nipple size, shape, or appearance.
- Redness or scaliness to the skin on or around the breast.
We can work with outside medical experts to get more information about your symptoms and how noticeable they should have been to your medical provider. This expert witness testimony could be crucial to your claim and its chances of success.
How Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses Happen
If breast cancer can manifest so many symptoms and is such a serious form of cancer, then how is it that breast cancer misdiagnosis happens? At the root of most breast cancer misdiagnosis cases is one commonplace problem: day-to-day negligence. Medical professionals are just as prone to making a mistake in their workplaces as anyone else. The difference is that the consequences of such a mistake could be catastrophic, so medical experts are held to a higher professional standard of care than most other careers.
A leading cause of breast cancer misdiagnoses is believed to be incorrectly performed mammograms and poorly interpreted mammogram results. A mammogram involves using a low-dose x-ray to provide a detailed look at the inside of a patient’s breast, which can reveal lumps and irregularities. When done correctly, it can catch signs of breast cancer early and allow the patient to undergo initial treatments with a higher chance of halting the cancer’s spread. However, a medical professional who is inexperienced in this procedure or who is not an oncologist can unknowingly commit errors during the mammogram and the interpretation of the x-rays, resulting in false negatives.
Other causes of breast cancer misdiagnoses can include:
- Mistaking symptoms for other illnesses
- Not ordering the right diagnostic tests
- Misinterpreting lab results
- Failing to order a mammogram for a patient
- Triggering a false-negative result due to a mistake
- Diagnosing breast cancer after a long delay
Award-Winning Lawyers Fighting for You
A breast cancer misdiagnosis can change your life forever, especially if it allowed cancer to spread unchecked. It is only right that you fight for life-changing compensation, too. Our New Jersey breast cancer misdiagnosis lawyers are here to make sure that you have the strength and legal support needed to pursue the compensation that you deserve. No matter the size of the opposition, like a medical institution or an individual medical practitioner backed by a large insurance company, we will be ready to fight on your behalf, just as we have done for countless clients throughout the years.
Free consultationsare available. Call (800) 817-5029 now.