Successful use of mammograms and other diagnostic tests have helped many women diagnose and treat breast cancer early and survive the disease. However, when mammograms are misread, breast cancer can go undiagnosed, allowing it to progress to an advanced stage.
At The Becker Law Firm, we represent people who have suffered harm due to misread mammograms and other forms of medical negligence. Our attorneys are here to offer experienced advice and advocacy for your medical malpractice case.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers serve clients across the state from offices in Cleveland and Elyria.
Misread mammograms and related medical mistakes can cause harm in numerous ways. Examples of medical mistakes in the screening of breast cancer include:
- A radiologist’s failure to properly interpret a mammogram
- Communication failure between the radiologist and the doctor
- A doctor’s failure to follow up on warning signs present in the mammogram
A question we must consider is whether the radiologist was qualified to accurately read and interpret the mammogram. A report by the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle found that radiologists who were new to the field or recently trained were two to four times more likely to misread a mammogram.
Failure to Diagnose and False Positives
A misread mammogram can cut two ways. Failure to diagnose breast cancer can cause dangerous delays in treatment. A false positive can lead to unneeded treatment such as an unnecessary mastectomy that can have life-changing results.
However, if you have been affected by medical malpractice, our lawyers can help you explore your legal options. If your case has merit, we can help you pursue justice and compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Call The Becker Law Firm at (440) 252-4399.