Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis Is Common

According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, breast cancer is the most commonly delayed or missed diagnosis. For example, a doctor’s failure to order diagnostic tests such as a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy, or a failure to recognize a “lump” as potentially cancerous, can result in a worsened prognosis and untimely death of a patient. Similarly, diagnostic imaging studies, such as a mamogram, ultrasound or MRI can be misread and result in a delayed or missed diagnosis. A failure to diagnose cancer is a serious form of medical malpractice which can adversely affect a patient’s treatment options and the ability to survive his or her condition.

The New Jersey cancer misdiagnosis attorneys at Blume Forte have the knowledge and experience required to evaluate and pursue these complex medical negligence matters. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or damages as the result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, call our offices at 973-635-5400 to discuss your legal options at no cost.

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