New York Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Attorney
Successfully fighting breast cancer requires early diagnosis, a doctor’s failure to diagnose breast cancer in a timely manner can result in the cancer cells traveling to lymph nodes affecting a patient’s chance or survival. Misdiagnosis of breast cancer can cause a patient’s condition to change from Stage 1 cancer that is treatable and has an excellent chance of survival to a Stage 4 cancer that significantly affects the treatment that is necessary and severely affects the chance of survival.
The three most common types of breast imaging are mammography, ultrasound (sonogram) and breast MRI. However, abnormal findings are often missed by unskilled radiologists interpreting these tests. According to the National Cancer Institute in 2012, there were approximately 3 million women living with breast cancer in the United States
The New York breast cancer malpractice lawyers of Hackett Law P.C. have represented numerous clients that have had a misdiagnosis of breast cancer due to either negligence, late diagnosis or mammography error.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Since a mammogram is specifically for early cancer detection, mammography errors can have devastating effects on patients. There are two reasons for a mammography, the first is a “screening mammogram” done routinely to check if there are any unusual changes in the breast that can be detected before symptoms present themselves. The second is a “diagnostic mammogram” and is done when a mass or other symptom presents itself.
We can review your case to help you understand the complete medical scope of your claim. The medical malpractice firm of Hackett Law P.C. will conduct an intensive and thorough investigation and working together with our retained breast cancer specialist in reviewing your case. Hackett Law will retain an expert radiologist to examine the films. We also retain accountants and financial analysts, if necessary, since medical malpractice cases may have associated losses which mayl include lost wages, cost of care and many other issues.
Contact Hackett Law P.C. or call us at 516-248-8877, if your breast cancer was undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, had a late diagnosis or was due to mammography error to discuss your case. We offer a FREE no-obligation consultation. We will fight for you or your loved one to get the compensation you deserve.