Have you, a parent, spouse or child been diagnosed with breast cancer? Is the origin of it inexplicable? Was your breast, lung or colorectal cancer not properly diagnosed initially? Did the cancer spread or advance to another stage? Please contact our breast cancer injury lawyers as you may be entitled to benefits, medical care and financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, damages as well as pain and suffering compensation. Misdiagnosis claims account for a majority of med mal lawsuits with various cancers being the most common type of delayed or inaccurate diagnosis. Breast cancer and lung cancer are the 2 most frequently misdiagnosed cancers of those more than 100 types of cancer. An inaccurate diagnosis, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis or failure to treat breast cancer are a close 3rd in terms of common cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits across the country.
Our Pennsylvania breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys offer free case reviews to those who have been the victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence. Proudly serving all states such as California, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Texas & Florida.
Breast Cancer Lawsuits We Handle
With offices throughout the country we can help regardless of where your injury took place. Please contact our failure to treat breast cancer attorneys if you need any of the following:
Breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys
Malpractice attorneys handling colon cancer misdiagnosis claims
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Injury attorneys handling failure to treat colorectal cancer cases
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They offer free case exams and charge no fees if they are unable to recover compensation and medical care on your behalf.
What Is Breast Cancer?
All cancers are named 1 of 2 ways: where they originate or the type of cells that formed the cancer, tumor or growth. Breast cancer is named for where it began forming i.e. the mammary glands of the breast. It can be purely genetic and form in young people that other cancers may not. While it is also associated with females breast cancer can also occur in males.
What Can Breast Cancer Be Misdiagnosed As?
Research shows that there are 2 main conditions that are frequently confused with breast cancer. These are:
Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Breast cancer is often inaccurately diagnosed as fibrocystic breast disease. Fibrocystic breast disease, also simply called fibrocystic breasts, causes the breast tissue to feel rope-like or lumpy. Fibrocystic breast disease is generally benign. However, it can cause tenderness and pain in the affected area.
Mastitis: Mastitis is an inflammatory condition resulting in inflammation of the affected breast. Both mastitis and inflammatory breast cancer do not exhibit a breast lump. The symptoms of these conditions involve redness and inflammation which may cause tenderness, rigidity and irritation of the breast.
As with other cancer cases getting an accurate patient history, and ordering the proper diagnostic tests, are essential to getting a proper and timely breast cancer diagnosis. A mammogram is the most common diagnostic tool used for determining breast cancer. In addition to a mammogram other diagnostic aides in breast cancer cases are a breast exam (both self exams at home and by your doctor), breast tissue ultrasound, breast cell biopsy and a breast MRI.
Failure to correctly interpret these results, or not reviewing them at all, can result in your cancer going undiagnosed and or advancing to the next stage (there are 4 cancer stages) which limits treatment options and decreases survival risk. If your breast cancer was not correctly diagnosed you may qualify for benefits and financial compensation per Pennsylvania medical negligence laws.
Liable parties in cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits can fall on the Pennsylvania hospital where you were seen, your primary care provider, the emergency room where you were seen, your cardiologist or your oncologist. Our Pennsylvania breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys will thoroughly review your case and identify all liable parties and determine the full dollar value of your claim for all injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and other financial losses.
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To begin your free case analysis please contact our Pennsylvania medical negligence attorneys handling breast cancer lawsuits. Serving all of PA including Allentown, Altoona, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, York, Gettysburg, Erie, State College, Media, Upper Darby, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton & Wilkes-Barre, PA.