Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys are experienced in handling lawsuits involving the delay of breast cancer treatment due to a misread mammogram film. A misread mammogram lawsuit requires the expertise and knowledge of an experienced and qualified attorney. Doctors, radiologists, and hospitals strongly defend these cases so you need a highly skilled legal team on your side.
Michigan Mammogram Information
Mammograms are used to both pre-screen for cancer and to make a diagnosis of breast cancer. Many women undergo a mammogram on an annual basis at the recommendation of a physician to determine if there is the slightest evidence of a tumor. Early diagnosis of breast cancer is essential so that early treatment can begin for the disease spreads to other parts of the body. The radiologist interpreting the mammogram is trained to read the film and identify any potential sign of cancer.
When a radiologist misreads a mammogram in a patient with breast cancer, the consequences can be devastating. When this type of medical mistake occurs, the cancer goes untreated often for up to year before the condition is ultimately diagnosed. By the time of the diagnosis, valuable time for treatment and recovery has been wasted.
Your Legal Rights After Mammorgram Misdiagnosis
When a patient’s mammogram is misread or misinterpreted and there is a delay in cancer treatment, the patient can often file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent physician. In this type of lawsuit, it must be proven that the physician did misread the mammogram film, and due to this error there was a delay in your treatment of cancer. In addition to proving the medical error, it must also be proven that if the film had not been misread, a more favorable outcome to the patient would have resulted.
We have also reviewed cases in which an accurate report diagnosing breast cancer was done by the radiologist, but the referring physician’s office received the report and simply stuffed it into the patient chart without reading it. This too resulted in a lengthy delay of treatment and the patient had no idea that a cancer diagnosis had been made. This scenario also resulted in a failure to diagnose cancer lawsuit.
Contact Our Michigan Mammogram Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or your loved one had a delay in cancer treatment due to a misread mammogram or the failure of a doctor to act upon a properly read radiology study, you should contact our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your case. We will represent you in your medical malpractice claim under our No Win No Fee Promise. This means that there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case. Call now for your free, no obligation consultation! Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys.