Breast Cancer Malpractice Lawyers
Breast cancer misdiagnosis can cause serious injury and/or death to you or a loved one. What makes it more devastating is the impact your more serious cancer or death can have on you and your family. Your medical bills may pile up or you may be unable to work while you are going through more serious treatment. You could end up having to go through a more strenuous treatment that saps your energy physically, and may make you more susceptible to other illnesses or injuries. The Pittsburgh breast cancer malpractice lawyers at Berger & Lagnese will fight for your claim at every possible turn. You need experienced medical malpractice attorneys on your side that can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact our offices today to schedule a free consultation for your medical malpractice claim.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA
Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the cells of the breast. There are several different types of breast cancer in women. Ductal carcinoma of the breast is the most common type of breast cancer in women. Ductal carcinoma refers to the development of cancer cells within the milk ducts of the breast.
Breast cancer is usually discovered through a mammogram. Often, cancer is diagnosed by the presence on mammogram of very small specks of calcium known as microcalcifications. Any suspicious finding on mammogram should be biopsied to determine whether cancer is present.
There are several different types of biopy of the breast. The most common type of biopsy is the needle aspiration biopsy or fine needle aspiration. With fine needle aspiration, a hollow needle is inserted into the suspicious area of the breast, and cells are removed for microscopic examination. To make sure the needle is placed in the correct area of the breast, your doctor may use CT scan or ultrasound imaging while performing the biopsy. The suspicious cells are examined by a pathologist, a doctor who specializes in the microscopic examination of cells removed from the body.
Unfortunately, mammograms are often misread and breast cancer is missed. Also, sometimes a biopsy of tissue from the breast is misinterpreted as being non-cancerous when, in fact, it is cancer. Finally, the treatment ordered by your doctor for your breast cancer may be incorrect or not in compliance with current medical standards. In these cases, your doctor or hospital may have engaged in medical malpractice or negligence.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Berger & Lagnese For Help With Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice Claim
If you suspect that your breast cancer was not timely and properly diagnosed or treated at a local hospital, such as Jefferson Hospital, Forbes Hospital or St. Clair Hospital, you deserve compensation. Contact our team of lawyers who have experience litigating breast cancer malpractice claims, and will do whatever they can to fight for you and help you get the relief you deserve. The Pittsburgh medical malpractice lawyers at Berger & Lagnese will find out what happened with your medical care and will get you the answers to your questions. Our office is located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 and consultations can be scheduled either online or over the phone at (412) 275-4122.