Misreading A Mammogram Can Be Devastating
Mammograms are one of the primary tests used to screen women for breast cancer. Because of this, a misread mammogram can have tragic and perhaps fatal consequences. The lawyers of Breslin & Breslin provide legal counsel and representation for women and their families in Bergen County and northern New Jersey who have battled with breast cancer, perhaps unnecessarily.
If you believe that a misread mammogram may have been at least partially responsible for a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer in one of your family members, contact us in Hackensack to discuss your case in a free consultation.
Misread Mammograms And Breast Cancer Prevention
Most women, especially those over 40 years of age, are aware of the importance of obtaining yearly mammograms in efforts to detect early signs of breast cancer so it can be treated effectively before having a chance to spread. A radiological error in the actual testing or a misread mammogram by the radiologist, gynecologist or family physician can lead to a false positive result, negating any of the positive benefits of early detection.
If the test indicates possible early warning signs of cancer, a physician’s failure to follow-up with the patient by ordering further tests such as a breast X-ray, ultrasound, MRI or biopsy could also lead to unnecessary delays in diagnosing breast cancer.
Breslin & Breslin‘s medical malpractice team achieved a significant settlement on behalf of a client who suffered from Stage IV breast cancer after several misread mammograms and other tests by her gynecologist. By the time our client was finally diagnosed, the cancer had metastasized to her spine and a cure was no longer possible.
Call 201-546-5881 For Honest Counsel Regarding A Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis From Proven Medical Malpractice Attorneys
As lawyers who act on behalf of the victims of medical malpractice and their families, we understand the stress a battle with cancer can place on your family, and the frustration that comes with knowing that perhaps your condition may have been preventable. We seek to provide the clarity of knowing what went wrong by consulting with highly qualified experts who can evaluate whether critical mistakes played a role in your treatment. We then provide honest counsel on your legal options for taking action against those responsible.
Many of our clients tell us that they are not only seeking to obtain justice but also to find answers and hopefully make a difference in preventing similar situations from happening to others. If this is how you feel, contact Breslin & Breslin to speak with one of our seasoned Bergen County attorneys handling misread mammogram claims.