Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
Peachtree City Medical Malpractice Lawyers
According to the National Cancer Institute, the failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis of breast cancer can happen up to 71% of the time that a person is diagnosed by a doctor who is not a specialist with regards to breast cancer. For doctors who do specialize in mammography, the statistic is much lower with only 3-5% of cases resulting in improper diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has suffered from breast cancer that was not diagnosed right away or you have had to undergo serious treatment for what ended up not being breast cancer, you may be able to pursue legal compensation. Allow a Peachtree City medical malpractice lawyer from Webb & Taylor to examine your case. With over 30 years of combined experience, you can trust your claim in our hands.
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Conditions Commonly Misdiagnosed as Breast Cancer
A doctor may believe you to have breast cancer based off of certain symptoms you are experiencing, when in actuality you could be suffering from a different condition. In the case of inflammatory breast cancer, it can end up being mastitis, fibrocystic breast disease, or some other type of condition that causes inflammation.
Fibrocystic breast disease is typically benign, but it can feel painful and lumpy to the touch, which is why people often confuse it with breast cancer. Mastitis can cause breast inflammation, redness, tenderness, itchiness, and firmness of the breast, but is not a form of cancer.
Why Does Breast Cancer Get Misdiagnosed or Have a Delay in Diagnosis?
Breast cancer diagnosis issues can occur due to many different reasons, including the doctor’s:
- Use of testing devices that are faulty
- Failure to properly read test results
- Inappropriate treatment program recommendation
- Delay in providing proper treatment options
- Failure to even take a mammogram or test
- Inability to recognize basic symptoms and proceed appropriately
- Failure to take a biopsy of any tissue that appears to be abnormal
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