Advances in financial support, awareness, medical research, and treatment options have contributed to the successful remission of breast cancer patients throughout the nation. However, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are critical ingredients to a successful recovery. Our attorneys at Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP comprehend the grave challenges women endure in their fight against breast cancer. When women are at a disadvantage due to delayed diagnosis of the disease, we are here.
Losing a fateful battle to breast cancer is not in itself sufficient for a family to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the doctors or other medical providers. When the malpractice or negligence of a radiologist or breast surgeon causes a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, however, these medical professionals can — and should — be held financially responsible. Not only does a medical malpractice lawsuit force doctors to be held accountable for their actions, successful cases also provide necessary financial support and security to the families of breast cancer patients.
Our medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in handling cases of medical negligence involving the following:
- Misreading a mammogram
- Improperly performing a physical exam
- Failure to order a biopsy of suspicious breast lumps
- Failure to refer to an oncologist when necessary
- Failure to accurately diagnose an advanced stage of breast cancer
Just as early detection and diagnosis is paramount to recovery, an accurate diagnosis of the stage of cancer is also critical. An inaccurate diagnosis could result in treatment that is too aggressive, not aggressive enough, or puts a terminal cancer patient through unnecessary pain during their last days, weeks, or months.
Free consultation: For a free initial consultation with an experienced women’s health, safety, and rights lawyer serving women in New York City and throughout New York, contact Kramer & Dunleavy, LLP.