One of the leading killers of women in the U.S., breast cancer is often discovered during routine checkups and screenings. In its early stages, breast cancer can often be thoroughly treated, leaving the patient with a favorable outcome and positive outlook for the future. Unfortunately, cancerous cysts and tumors are often dismissed, without further examination, as benign growths. Clearly, this can have serious consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered from breast cancer after a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose, an experienced attorney may be able to help you obtain compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have more than 40 years of experience standing up for the rights of individuals and families that have been impacted by the misdiagnosis of breast cancer. This type of illness has taken its toll on hundreds of thousands of families across country, and its misdiagnosis should not be tolerated. That’s why we work hard to hold medical care providers to account. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.
Failure To Obtain Your Full Medical History
It is essential that medical professionals ask questions that can lead them to suspect if a woman may be at risk of developing breast cancer. Obtaining a full medical history, including whether or not any family members have had breast cancer, can be key. If other women in the patient’s family have had breast cancer, it may be important for the doctor to initiate genetic testing to identify any gene mutations that may indicate a predisposition to developing breast cancer. The doctor’s failure to ask certain questions and investigate further can contribute to a delayed diagnosis of or failure to diagnose breast cancer.
We Hold Medical Care Providers To Account
If you or a loved one has struggled or been injured after a breast cancer misdiagnosis, contact our firm today. Your initial consultation is free of obligation and charge. You will pay us no attorneys’ fees unless we are able to recover compensation in your case.