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New Pioneering Areas in Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice

Posted on Sep 11, 2013

As medical technology changes, so should standards of care.  If you have breast cancer, you may not be aware that new treatment, detection, and prevention options expand liability when the doctors do not act appropriately.  Here are 4 major new areas in which medical malpractice cases are emerging relating t breast cancer:

  • Failure to prevent breast cancer
  • Failure to identify genetic risk factors
  • Failure to use available technology to determine ideal treatment
  • Breast cancer caused by hormone replacement therapy

In addition, a very new area is genomic profiling in cases where complications arose after unnecessary chemotherapy.
 

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