When it comes to fighting breast cancer, time is of the essence. When breast cancer is misdiagnosed as another illness or doctors determine there is no cancer at all, when there actually is cancer, your life is at stake.
At Michael Gunzburg, P.C., we have a small group of caring attorneys who only take a limited number of breast cancer misdiagnosis cases. That means more personal attention for you. More focus on getting you the most compensation that you deserve.
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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 misdiagnosis or 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 these 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 U.S. 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.
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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 and failure to diagnose 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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