Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. It is a leading cause of cancer death in less-developed countries and the second-leading cause of cancer death in American women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

• 255,180 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2017.
• 63,410 new cases of breast carcinoma in situ (non-invasive, has not invaded nearby tissue), including ductal carcinoma in situ and lobular carcinoma in situ.
• 40,610 women will die from breast cancer.
• 2,470 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men.
• 460 men will die from breast cancer.

While the medical community has made great strides in early detection and treatment, mistakes are sometimes still made. When a doctor fails to make an accurate and timely diagnoses of cancer, or, for that matter, any other serious medical condition, the consequences can be devastating – sometimes even deadly. Medical practitioners have a responsibility to their patients, and can often be held responsible when they fall short.

Proving negligence on the part of a doctor’s failure to diagnose correctly can be complicated, so you’ll want the experienced attorneys of Earner & Weaver working for you.