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Last updated on June 27, 2024

When it comes to breast cancer, a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose can be highly detrimental to your health. This can delay treatment and allow the disease to progress, sometimes leading to a terminal diagnosis.

At Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, in New York City, we have successfully reached over 1,000 verdicts and settlements and have recovered more than $1,000,000,000 for our clients. Call us for a free initial consultation if you have suffered a misdiagnosis or a delayed breast cancer diagnosis due to medical malpractice and/or negligence. We will fight for maximum compensation for you.

How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast cancer is generally diagnosed in a few different ways by medical professionals, including:

  • A clinical breast examination
  • A self-exam
  • A mammogram
  • An MRI
  • A breast biopsy
  • A sonogram

Failure to perform the proper diagnostic tests, leading to a delay or the wrong diagnosis, can be an example of medical malpractice.

What Are Common Examples Of Breast Cancer Malpractice?

Below are a few situations that may constitute medical malpractice:

  • The doctor makes the wrong diagnosis.
  • The doctor reads the scans incorrectly.
  • The doctor doesn’t carry out the correct tests.

Every situation is unique, so you must understand your options in your specific case.

How Does Failure To Diagnose Breast Cancer And Cancer Misdiagnosis Occur?

Miscommunication issues are a common factor in breast cancer misdiagnosis cases. A doctor could also make a mistake because they are fatigued, under the influence, in a rush or experiencing burnout.

What Are The Consequences Of Failure To Diagnose, Delayed Diagnosis Or Misdiagnosis Of Breast Cancer?

A delayed diagnosis of breast cancer can have serious ramifications, as it allows the cancer to spread even after any biopsies. When cancer spreads, it becomes more difficult to treat and could lead to a wrongful death.

Call Now For A Free Consultation

With a serious disease like cancer, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible – before evidence disappears or gets obscured. Contact us online or dial 646-916-3179 now to set up your free consultation with our experienced NYC breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys.