Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
Breast cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and the second most common cause of cancer death. In Indiana alone, theAmerican Cancer Society estimates there were 4,760 new breast cancer cases in 2011. One of the most effective ways to combat breast cancer is early detection. When a doctor fails to diagnose breast cancer or misdiagnoses it the cancer can progress to a higher stage, resulting in a lower cure rate and higher mortality rate.
The attorneys of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. are fully committed to protecting you when a doctor's failure to diagnose breast cancer causes you significant harm and increases the risks to your health. We assist patients in all types of cases where a doctor's standard of care has fallen below acceptable standards, including cases of:
- Failure to diagnose a breast lump or other symptoms
- Incorrect interpretation of a mammogram
- Inadequate follow-up
- Failure to provide adequate treatment
- Unnecessary surgery causing cancer to spread
- Insufficient access to patient's medical history
- Lack of communication
If a doctor fails to diagnose your breast cancer to the detriment of your health, you do not have to fight alone. A medical malpractice attorney helps you pursue legal remedies to cover many of your resulting costs, including lost income and medical bills. In many cases, we first attempt to reach a settlement with the doctor or hospital in order to help you quickly move on and concentrate on your health. If a settlement cannot be reached, mediation, arbitration, or filing a lawsuit are common alternatives.
In order to file a lawsuit against a negligent doctor or hospital, patients must first present evidence to the Indiana medical board for approval. Medical malpractice lawsuits involving failure to diagnose breast cancer also require the testimony of an expert, such as an oncologist, surgeon, or radiologist, on the standard of care and negligence of your doctor. These cases are quite complex, and should not be pursued without the help of experienced attorneys like the medical malpractice lawyers of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C., who understand the complicated web of laws that make up medical malpractice litigation.Committed to justice and patient safety for injury victims since 1988
Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.