Louisville Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer
Representing Victims of Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis in Louisville, KY
The day you learned you had breast cancer was probably one of the worst days of your entire life. It was probably also one of the most frightening. You are probably wondering how this could have happened to you, wondering why it happened, what lies ahead, if it could have been diagnosed sooner and if your doctor failed to see any obvious signs of the cancer.
If your breast cancer is harder to treat or untreatable because your doctor misdiagnosed or failed to diagnose it in a timely fashion, you may have a medical malpractice claim and be able to seek compensation for the harm you have suffered.
For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, in Louisville, Kentucky, have provided powerful legal advocacy to both women and men belatedly diagnosed with breast cancer. Reach out to our Louisville breast cancer misdiagnosis lawyers if you or a loved one are facing breast cancer and find out if you are eligible for compensation with a medical malpractice claim.
Contact us to discuss your situation during a free initial consultation.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
With breast cancer, or any cancer for that matter, early detection is key. Delayed cancer diagnosis can mean treatments are less effective, more invasive or simply not possible. Sadly, failure to detect and diagnose cancer is one of the most common causes of a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Many clients come to us uncertain if their circumstance of having a cancer diagnosis delayed or having one missed in screening merits legal action. Attorneys at our firm are experienced in breast cancer lawsuits. After speaking with you, our Louisville medical malpractice lawyers can help to make an assessment and discuss your options.
Diagnosing Breast Cancer
A woman typically discovers breast cancer in one of two ways — either through self-examination or by a visit to her physician. If a physician discovers or suspects any abnormalities he or she has the duty to follow-up with subsequent testing (commonly a mammogram or CT scan) or a referral to another doctor who specializes in these cases.
Mammograms are not perfect; neither are the technicians who interpret the results. It is estimated that as many as 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have had a false negative interpretation of their mammogram results. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test or CT scan could be more accurate. These tests often detect breast cancer missed by mammography/mammogram testing.
Even with sophisticated testing, human errors remain an issue when diagnosing breast cancer. Radiologists could misinterpret test results or doctors could dismiss a malignant tumor as just a cyst or another type of benign growth. Tragically, these errors can cost lives.
Get Help From Our Experienced Louisville Failure to Diagnose Cancer Lawyers
At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Louisville know how to determine your steps toward legal action. Our Louisville breast cancer malpractice attorneys know how to evaluate your medical records. Understanding diagnostic procedures and breast cancer progression, along with having in-depth knowledge of the legal process involved in filing a medical malpractice claim helps our Louisville breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys achieve the best possible results for your legal situation.
Contact us by calling (502) 244-7772 or filling out our online form. Our team of Louisville injury attorneys offer free consultations to talk about your options.
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