breast cancer

Breast Cancer Often Misdiagnosed in Early Stages

Even though more than a million and a half American women will undergo a breast biopsy this year, a new study shows there is a pretty steep margin of error in the procedure. In fact, in almost half the cases, the diagnosis of the pathologist was not the same as the correct diagnosis of atypical ductal [...]

Lawsuits Based on Misdiagnosis or Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1,666,540 Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2014. Some of these cancer patients will receive an advanced diagnosis of cancer, caused by a physician's delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis, of cancer. An article published in the Journal of American Medical Association suggests that "cases of delayed, missed, and [...]

Jury Sides With Plaintiffs After Failed Cancer Diagnosis

A Bucks County jury has awarded $700,000 to a woman and her husband after they alleged doctors failed to timely diagnose her breast cancer and that one doctor, a gynecologist, altered her medical records to make it appear as though she had taken different steps while treating her former patient. According to Paul A. Lauricella, who [...]

What Can You Expect If You Bring a Medical Malpractice Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawsuit

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, there may be medical malpractice implications. If the signs of cancer were present earlier, and if your physician failed to act upon those signs, you may have a claim for medical malpractice failure to diagnose lawsuit. For instance, if you tell your doctor that you have noticed blood in [...]

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