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Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer in Washington, D.C.

Serving Victims of Breast Cancer Late Diagnosis & Misdiagnosis across the U.S.

While tens of thousands of women survive breast cancer every year, tens of thousands of others are, sadly, not so lucky. The difference between succumbing to breast cancer and beating it often comes down to one thing: early detection. Unfortunately, breast cancer misdiagnosis and late diagnosis are common medical mistakes. An incorrect breast cancer diagnosis or failure to diagnose the disease can delay treatment and increase the odds that the cancer will be fatal.

Doctors and radiologists who fail to follow the appropriate standard of care in screening, testing, and diagnosing breast cancer can be held responsible for the tragic and preventable results. At LawMD, our skilled and aggressive breast cancer misdiagnosis lawyers help women and their families when they have suffered the consequences of a breast cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis. We fight tirelessly to get the victims of medical malpractice the compensation they need and deserve.

Contact us online or call (888) 695-2963 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Breast Cancer Detection

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.

According to the American Cancer Society:

  • About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
  • In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 41,760 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2019 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989.
  • There are currently more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Physicians and experts agree that early detection can be the key to defeating breast cancer. Early detection saves thousands of lives every year. Routine screening examinations and mammograms can often detect breast cancer before any symptoms have developed, and women who notice a lump on their breast will usually follow up with their physician for further testing to determine whether cancer is present.

When a physician suspects that cancer is present, he/she should perform a microscopic analysis of the breast tissue via biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, determine whether the cancer is benign or malignant, and evaluate the extent of the spread of the cancer.

Medical Malpractice in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Unfortunately, doctors, radiologists, and others can make any number of mistakes that can lead to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.

These medical errors include:

  • Improper breast examination
  • Misidentification
  • Negligent symptom identification
  • Failure to order a breast biopsy
  • Failure to order a mammogram, compression study, or similar breast imaging procedure
  • Mistaking the lump for an infection
  • Failure to order a biopsy to determine if the lump is benign
  • Mammogram misreads
  • Errors in follow-up tests
  • Failure to order a biopsy or ultrasound
  • Failure to follow up with the patient regarding test results

A delayed or incorrect breast cancer diagnosis can turn a potentially treatable and survivable disease into a terminal one, devastating whole families. Such a mistake can delay or prevent a patient from getting the care and treatment they need. When doctors fail to follow the appropriate standard of care in examining, testing, and diagnosing a patient’s condition, the patient may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

Our Attorney Is Ready to Help You

At LawMD, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have seen first-hand the tragedy that can follow a breast cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis. We fight tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families who have been victimized by medical negligence, using our experience, skill, and tenacity to help get our clients the compensation they need and deserve.

Many of our attorneys are also licensed physicians. This combination of knowledge and experience allows us additional insight into what happened and whether your physicians and health care providers failed to meet the standard of care. If we determine that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, we aggressively pursue compensation that can help pay for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of relationship, and funeral expenses.

Please give us a call at (888) 695-2963 to set up your free consultation, or contact us online. We look forward to assisting you.

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  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

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    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

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    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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