Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
NYC Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Over Half a Billion Dollars Won
The most important factor in treating breast cancer is catching it early. Unfortunately, too many women who go to their doctors with symptoms of breast cancer are not diagnosed promptly, and their cancers advance to higher stages before they start getting treatment.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., our New York City breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys help women and their families hold negligent primary care physicians, radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons accountable for the serious harm caused by their failure to properly and accurately diagnose breast cancer.
Holding Doctors Accountable for Professional Negligence
If a woman communicates to her doctor about symptoms that suggest the presence of breast cancer, her doctor should order appropriate tests, which may include a mammogram, an ultrasound, and / or a biopsy. Those test results must then be read and interpreted carefully.
Unfortunately, many doctors downplay the symptoms of breast cancer, especially in younger women and other patients who do not have as many risk factors for cancer. This behavior discourages patients from seeking further medical help, allowing their illness to progress. When a woman is told that a lump is a cyst, another benign growth or a fluid buildup, she may miss out on important treatment. What started as a relatively treatable Stage 1 cancer can become a more serious Stage 2, 3 or 4 cancer.
The results of late diagnosis can result in:
- More invasive procedures
- Aggressive chemotherapy
- Metastasized tumors in other organs
- Cancer progressing past the point of a cure
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Our lead attorney, David Perecman, has been practicing New York medical malpractice law for more than 40 years, and is named to the Best Lawyers in New York list published by U.S. News. Our firm has a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating because we are utterly committed to our clients. Our New York City personal injury lawyers serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we are trial-tested lawyers with years of litigation experience. We know how to effectively conduct jury trials and negotiations, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars secured for our injured clients. Our work has resulted in several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, including the second-highest settlement in the history of New York. Call us to see what we can do for you.
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