Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorneys Handling Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases
A diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating to a woman and her family. When a diagnosis is delayed because of medical negligence, the patient, or her family if the negligence resulted in her death, may be eligible to file a claim against the medical personnel responsible for the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. It is important to consult an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer to learn about your rights and your options.
Contact us for a free consultation if you have been injured or lost a loved one when a doctor failed to diagnose breast cancer, or keep reading for more information.
Women generally take the risk of breast cancer quite seriously — and rightfully so. Most doctors are conscientious healers, but when a doctor cuts corners or chooses to neglect a patient's medical results and fails to properly diagnose breast cancer, the effects can be devastating. We help our clients hold doctors and their insurance companies responsible for those dangerous choices, and that helps improve the system for everyone. — Partner Rhonda Baker Debevec
Common Mistakes in Diagnosing Breast Cancer
Physicians are required to follow an accepted standard of care, and when they do not, they may be liable for the injuries and illnesses that result. We handle cases that involve:
- Radiologists misreading mammograms
- Doctors neglecting to report the results to the patient
- Doctors neglecting to follow up with a patient after a suspicious mammogram
- Doctors choosing not to perform a biopsy after a suspicious mammogram
- Doctors choosing not to order a mammogram screening on the schedule indicated by accepted medical practice
The consequences of this type of negligence can include metastasized cancer that is inoperable or resistant to other treatment. Treatment that might have been relatively routine becomes aggressive, resulting in increased illness and disability in the patient. The patient's chances of long-term survival decline, as does her quality of life.
Counseling Reluctant Clients About Malpractice Insurance
A provider who put a patient at unnecessary risk by not following the rules of good medicine should be held liable. However, clients are often reluctant to file claims against their doctors, especially family physicians with whom they have longstanding relationships. We counsel clients about the kinds of insurance carried by doctors for just this purpose — to put right problems caused by their negligence. It is better to file a claim so that the provider is warned about the consequences of negligence. This reduces the chance that what happened to you will also happen to someone else.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber is recognized as one of the pre-eminent medical malpractice law firms in Ohio. We are one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades. We represent clients in cases involving breast cancer misdiagnosis. We build on the firm's more than 65 years of experience, developing strong cases that seek the best possible outcome for a client. We consult with a wide variety of medical experts, including oncologists, radiologists and surgeons, to get the facts and identify the source of the medical negligence.
Contact us if your breast cancer was undiagnosed or you lost a loved one because of this type of physician negligence.
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Our Cleveland lawyers offer free, confidential consultations to determine whether you have a breast cancer misdiagnosis case. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid deadlines that may exclude you from filing a claim. We handle all personal injury matters on a contingency basis, so if we tell you that you have a case, be assured that we are prepared to move forward without charging you attorneys' fees. You owe us only if we win compensation for your loss.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.