Chicago Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Did you find a lump that proved to be Cancerous that was not initially evaluated with Imaging or Biopsy? Were you Diagnosed with Breast Cancer that spread to lymph nodes or distant organs after prior normal Mammograms? Did a loved one die from Breast Cancer despite regular screening Mammograms? There may have been a Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis due to Medical Error. You may be entitled to Compensation for Medical Expenses, Lost Income, Pain and Suffering and other Damages. A Chicago breast cancer misdiagnosis lawyer can help you assert your rights.
Misdiagnosis or Delay in Diagnosis of Breast Cancer can put your life in turmoil. You and your family will be faced with the shock of physical and emotional trauma. You may require Short-Term or Long-Term Medical Care, Rehabilitative Care, Physical Therapy, or Nursing or Personal Assistance. You may be unable to work, losing valuable income while faced with copayments or overwhelming medical expenses. All of this can put you and your family at enormous financial risk, creating further hardship. When such a situation has occurred because of a Doctor or Hospital’s negligence, it becomes an injustice that needs to be addressed through the legal system with the assistance of a Chicago breast cancer misdiagnosis attorney.
About 1 in 8 Women (12%) in the United States will develop invasive Breast Cancer during their lifetime.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 246,660 Women will be diagnosed with invasive Breast Cancer in 2016 and that about 40,450 Women will die from Breast Cancer.
Physician Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer occurs in 6 to 16% of Women. This suggests that for the approximately 246,660 new cases an estimated 15,000 to 39,000 of these Women experienced a delay in Diagnosis. Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer is critical to potential cure and less invasive treatments. Delays caused by medical errors may lead to Diagnosis of advanced Breast Cancer resulting in significant decrease in survival rate, requirement of more invasive treatments and potentially Death.
If you or a loved one are concerned that Diagnosis of Breast Cancer may have been Missed or Delayed, contact our office. Initial phone interview will be conducted by a Chicago breast cancer misdiagnosis lawyer. If indicated, medical records will be reviewed by a Board Certified Physician with specialty training in Breast Cancer Diagnosis.