If you have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and you started aggressive treatment, it's important to be sure you really have cancer to begin with. If medical professionals now doubt that you had the condition, or they said they wanted to be safe and act aggressively even though your cancer was invasive, you want to hire a lawyer. You want to know everything that you endured was for a reason, and that you didn't get treated because of a false diagnosis.
If your physicians treated the problem aggressively and removed both your breasts, and you went through months of expensive and evasive treatments, you can't get your breasts or the time you spend dealing with the treatments back. About 90,000 women in America today are misdiagnosed or mistreated, and you may be eligible for compensation for medical malpractice if you are one of these women.
What Were Your Symptoms?
Did you have one or several of the symptoms of breast cancer? Did the physician ignore the symptoms that you had for several visits before they sent you to get tested? If so, this could be negligent. Did they notice just one or two signs and start treating you for cancer, even though the symptoms could have been linked with other conditions? This could also be malpractice.
The biopsy that was taken was most like the testing confirmed the condition. Was the pathologist that tested the cells a trained cancer specialist that works frequently with breast cancer cases? If they didn't have the right expertise, your case could have been easily misdiagnosed. Pathology mistakes happen, especially in smaller or understaffed medical facilities where one or a few pathologists are doing all of the work, and they aren't specialists. You shouldn't have to suffer because the medical facility didn't have adequate experts to test and deliver accurate results.
Why Seek Compensation?
The misdiagnosis not only may have caused you to lose your breasts, hair, and some of your physical health, but the treatments can cost tens of thousands of dollars. You can get the money back that you have already paid out, and money to pay the existing bills that you have. You deserve compensation for the monetary stress you've experienced, and for the anxiety the condition has caused.
If you went through radiation and chemotherapy treatments and a double mastectomy, and your life was severely affected in many negative ways because of the alleged condition, talk with a lawyer and tell them you think your case was flawed. A lawyer that is experienced with medical malpractice, from a firm like Poulos & Coates, LLP, will know what evidence is needed to process your case, and what to look for to see if your case was mishandled.
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