Attorney for Breast Cancer Malpractice Claims
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women, but it is also highly detectable, and if caught early enough, an ounce of early prevention can be worth a hundred pounds of cure. That is why failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of breast cancer is such a serious form of medical malpractice.
I am Mike George, an experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyer. If you believe that your doctor failed to diagnose or properly treat your breast cancer, contact me for a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and options.
Pursuing Compensation for Misdiagnosis
There are different types of breast cancer, but for the most common varieties — including infiltrating ductal carcinoma — the best weapon the patient has is early detection. Some of that is obviously the patent’s responsibility, but once a doctor has reason to believe that a patient may have breast cancer, he or she should pursue an accurate diagnosis.
Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of breast cancer can have serious consequences, including increased medical bills, increased pain and suffering, and a lower chance of survival.
If you believe your cancer should be have been detected earlier based on the information you gave to your doctor, I can help you determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim under Pennsylvania law.
Holding Doctors Accountable for Appropriate Treatment
Typical treatment options for metastatic breast cancer include lumpectomy and chemotherapy. Each case is different, and failure to treat a particular case of breast cancer properly can seriously injure the patient.
If you believe you have received the wrong treatment for your breast cancer, don’t hesitate to contact me to begin the process of determining whether you have a case for medical malpractice.