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Arlington Heights Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer

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Attorneys for Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Malpractice in Cook County, Lake County and Surrounding Areas

Breast cancer is a progressive illness that affects millions of Americans. Not only does it require immediate treatment to maximize your chances of survival, prompt care and attention are necessary to prevent further damage. The unfortunate reality of breast cancer is that the disease can go undetected and spread, requiring more advanced treatment than what would have been required with early detection. The reasons for medical malpractice associated with breast cancer vary. When negligence on behalf of a medical professional has placed your health in greater jeopardy, you deserve compensation for the damages you have sustained. If you or your loved one has suffered injury as a result of misdiagnosis, contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for a free initial consultation.

Causes of Misdiagnosis

A breast cancer misdiagnosis occurs when a doctor fails to take into account the symptoms a patient is experiencing or labels the condition as benign when it's actually malignant. Problems with an accurate diagnosis can occur in various ways. Some common causes of breast cancer misdiagnosis include:

  • Improper Reading of Results: In some cases, doctors may improperly read test results. As a result of this, patients are sometimes told that the abnormality is benign and nothing to worry about. This can delay detection for weeks or months until the individual begins experiencing other symptoms.
  • Improper Testing: The use of proper medical equipment to screen for abnormalities is essential. When an abnormality is detected, it is important to take further testing, such as a biopsy, to determine whether cancer is present. Failure to do so can easily result in a misdiagnosis.
  • Improper Treatment: In many instances, a misdiagnosis results in improper treatment. In addition to allowing a condition to progress, a wrong course of action can cause other side effects by mistakingly treating a condition that does not exist.

The most common form of misdiagnosis is failing to detect the condition or diagnosing a different condition. However, a misdiagnosis can also occur when an individual is diagnosed with breast cancer when the condition does not exist. In many instances, this subjects a perfectly healthy individual to progressive treatment causing unnecessary harm. If you have been subject to treatment that was not necessary as a result of a misdiagnosis, you are just as much of a victim as those who are harmed by delayed treatment. Speak with experienced counsel to determine your rights to relief.

Contact Newland & Newland, LLP

A breast cancer diagnostic mistake has damaging consequences, some of which cannot be undone. If you have experienced an injury or suffered as a result of medical malpractice, our attorneys know how to effectively litigate all stages of a personal injury action. For a risk-free initial consultation, contact a Cook County injury lawyer today at 847-797-8000. Newland & Newland, LLP has offices located in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Chicago, Fox River Grove, and Itasca for your convenience.

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