When it comes to fighting breast cancer, time is of the essence. The only thing worse than discovering you have cancer is discovering it too late.
If you've been the victim of a delayed diagnosis for breast cancer, lean on us for help. We recently secured $2.3 million dollars for a 45-year-old Queens County woman after two physicians failed to diagnose her with breast cancer despite observing a large and obvious mass on her left breast.
At Michael Gunzburg, P.C., we have a small group of caring attorneys who only take a limited number of delayed diagnosis breast cancer cases. That means more personal attention for you. More focus on getting you the most compensation that you deserve.
Choose An Experienced Manhattan Misdiagnosed Mammogram Lawyer
The Physician Insurers Association of America states that the delayed diagnosis of malignant breast tumors is the single most frequent reason for medical malpractice lawsuits out of all the medical mistakes occurring annually in the United States health system. The study ultimately concluded that physicians must act more aggressively when women find lumps, bumps or cysts in their breasts. The most common reason for a delayed diagnosis in 55 percent of the cases studied, was that ''the physical findings at the examination failed to impress the physician,'' according to the report. The second most common reason in a delayed diagnosis was that mammogram reports were negative followed by the third reason — inconclusive findings.
If your physician dismissed your discovery or was delayed in diagnosing your breast cancer for any reason, you have legal recourse. Let Michael Gunzburg, P.C., handle your claim. We have experienced New York City breast cancer misdiagnosis attorneys who work with delayed diagnosis cases regularly. We can advise you on your legal rights.
Delayed Mammogram Testing Is Avoidable
Doctors take an oath before they go into the practice of medicine and as a patient you hope that they have your best interest at heart. Yet because of the way the US health care system is structured, preventative care does not always equal profitable care.
Insurance companies often reimburse doctors for mammograms at alarmingly low rates. Without a high monetary incentive for them, doctors and radiologists don't always encourage mammograms. Many mammography centers have closed over the last decade as a direct result of the lack of money generated by them. With limited centers available to perform these tests, patients often have to wait months in order to schedule an appointment, which can delay their diagnosis of breast cancer and decrease their best chances for survival.
Many times cancerous tumors are being detected at later, less treatable stages — putting the patient in grave danger. Radiologists are the most frequently sued defendants in breast cancer medical malpractice suits, with payouts averaging more than $200,000, according to the Physician Insurers Association of America.
Contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C.
If you've done your part in lowering your risk, but you feel your doctor has not done his or her part, come to us. Michael Gunzburg, P.C., has a caring group of delayed diagnosis breast cancer attorneys who will fight against the health care professionals who failed to do their job and were negligent. Your initial phone consultation is free and confidential.
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