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Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
The best way to fight breast cancer is early detection. An early breast cancer diagnosis can save a woman’s life. Gender and age are the two most significant risk factors in developing breast cancer. Consequently, older women are more at risk for developing breast cancer and doctors should monitor them accordingly. However, any woman can develop breast cancer because of other factors such as genetics, race, family history, endocrine and environment.
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among women in the United States. So far doctors and scientists have found no way to prevent breast cancer so the next best step is early diagnosis. If a doctor fails to detect breast cancer and the cancer advances, the patient can suffer harm. Advanced-stage breast cancer is more difficult to treat and the risk of death is higher.
A lawsuit for failure to diagnose breast cancer falls into the category of medical malpractice. In order to establish a medical malpractice lawsuit, the patient or plaintiff has the burden of proof to show four elements:
The most common failure to diagnose scenario is the physician failed to detect the breast cancer or failed to administer screening tests. When the cancer is finally discovered, it is more advanced so the treatment has to be more aggressive. If the physician had detected the cancer earlier, then the patient would not have to go through the aggressive treatments. It gets complicated determining the amount of damages in cases like this so it is important to have a dedicated, experienced medical malpractice law firm handling your case.
Fort Lauderdale Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Attorney
The attorneys at Lisa S. Levine, P.A. are experienced and knowledgeable about all kinds of malpractice law. In fact, failure to diagnose breast cancer and other women's malpractice issues are of particular interest to Lisa Levine, as well as her specialization. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and give your case the attention it deserves. If you have been injured due to a failure to diagnose breast cancer incident, you have a limited time to file your claim. You should call 954-332-6100 or fill out our online case evaluation form immediately to schedule your free consultation.
Breast Cancer Information Center
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cells that rapidly grow in an abnormal manner, and these abnormal cells invade the healthy tissues surrounding it. Once the abnormal cells spread or metastasize, the body cannot function normally and if the cancer is not stopped eventually death will occur.
Common Types of Breast Cancer
List of Less-Common Types of Breast Cancer
Some of the most common signs for breast cancer are:
Surviving breast cancer usually means early detection. The earlier you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the better the odds for beating breast cancer. It is the physician’s duty to order the proper screening tests based on your unique family history and medical records. Most of the time, physicians fail to observe the breast cancer when they read the mammogram film or they fail to order screening tests. You are not suing the doctor because you developed cancer, you are suing because the delay in the detection of the cancer has put you in a worse off position in terms of fighting the cancer.
It is important to contact a lawyer immediately when you discover medical malpractice. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for medical malpractice. The attorneys at Lisa S. Levine, P.A. can assist you with filing and taking your medical malpractice case to trial. Failure to Diagnose cases need expert witness testimony to prove and it takes time to calculate the damages you are entitled to with this type of claim. It is important to start building your case right away. Let us take care of the case and you can focus on getting well.
National Breast Cancer Foundation - Breast cancer information, facts, statistics, symptoms and treatments, early detection
American Cancer Society - Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - How to Conduct a Self Breast Exam
Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Dedicated to education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure
The Care Center for Women - The Care Center for Women at Florida Medical Center offers lymphedema diagnosis and treatment, reconstructive surgery, advanced imaging diagnostics and digital mammography, bone density screenings, stereotactic breast exams, and support groups.The Care Center for Women at FMC Campus
5000 W Oakland Park Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33313
Lisa S. Levine, P.A. | Broward County Cancer Victim Attorney
The Ft. Lauderdale and Miami medical malpractice attorneys at Lisa S. Levine, P.A. are experienced in representing individuals throughout Florida who have suffered setbacks due to failure to diagnose breast cancer in a timely manner. Lisa Levine has 20 years of malpractice experience and specializes in breast cancer malpractice representation. Contact our personal injury attorneys today to discuss the particular facts and circumstances of your case. You should call 954-332-6100 or fill out our online case evaluation form immediately to schedule your free consultation. We welcome your calls to our office.
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Lisa S. Levine
Lisa Levine is a personal injury attorney admitted to practice law in the state of Florida. Throughout her career, Ms. Levine has dedicated herself to advocating those who have suffered from negligent behavior.
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