Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer – Sample Case
Akron & Canton, Ohio
42-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against her family practice doctor for failing to properly evaluate her breast lump resulting in a failure to diagnose breast cancer.
The physician did not believe the lump was cancerous and did not perform any biopsies nor did the physician send her to a surgeon for evaluation. She was told that the lump was nothing to be concerned about. The lump persisted for several years and she was finally referred to a surgeon. She underwent a mastectomy and cancer was found in the breast and by then it had traveled to her lymph nodes. After her case was settled, the cancer was found to have spread to her lung. She died from the cancer in 1999.
If you believe your physician may have failed to diagnose your breast cancer, you may have a claim. Be sure to consult a medical malpractice attorney immediately to investigate the matter, as there are strict time limitations for pursuing these types of cases.
For help with your failure to diagnose claim, contact medical malpractice attorney Angela Vagotis at 330-456-4122 or fill out this form.