A physician has a duty to properly identify and diagnose certain conditions, including breast cancer. When he or she fails to do so, the patient may have cause for a medical malpractice action and the right to claim compensation.
To find out if you have a case, please contact our greater Poughkeepsie area attorney Ira Maurer at 845-896-5295.
I am Ira Maurer, an advocate for women who have medical malpractice claims involving failure to diagnose breast cancer. With more than 30 years of experience and a record of success in medical malpractice cases, I have the skills and resources needed to win these cases.
About Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Cases
Some of the actions that could be evidence of malpractice include:
- Failure to order a biopsy
- Failure to order an MRI, CT scan or other diagnostic test
- Improperly interpreting a mammogram, biopsy result or other test result
- Diagnosing a tumor as benign or mistaking a tumor as a cyst
- Failure to inform the patient of the existence of a cancerous or pre-cancerous condition
- Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
The fact that a woman was eventually diagnosed with breast cancer is not in itself a sufficient basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is necessary to show that the doctor's actions or lack of action failed to meet the expected standard of care.
Building Your Diagnosis Error Case
If I believe that your case does have merit, I will undertake a comprehensive legal effort to document the negligence. Working with cancer specialists, I will identify the nature of the negligence and the effects the misdiagnosis had on my client, and prepare the case for trial.
I will focus particular attention on my client's losses, including her financial losses, physical pain and emotional suffering. The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, will work in a sensitive, diligent manner at all stages of the legal process, seeking the best possible result.
To find out if you have a medical malpractice claim based on failure of a doctor to diagnose breast cancer, please call The Maurer Law Firm at 845-896-5295 to schedule a free consultation with experienced Poughkeepsie area attorney Ira Maurer.