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Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

The misdiagnosis of breast cancer is never the fault of the victim. It is the responsibility of a doctor to diagnose and treat this condition as soon as it is reasonably possible. Regrettably, negligent physicians and other medical professionals fail to interpret or perform the proper examinations with alarming frequency, leaving the cancer unchecked and allowing it to progress without intervention.

If you or your loved one has been placed in a precarious position by the delayed diagnosis of breast cancer, it may be appropriate to consider pursuing legal action against the negligent medical professional who has endangered your health. Contact the Wisconsin misdiagnosis attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about your legal rights.

Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis and Acts of Negligence

Approximately 40,000 women die of breast cancer each year. This alarming statistic is one reason why women are encouraged to frequently visit their doctor for regular check-ups. Unfortunately, visiting the doctor is not a guarantee that the cancer will be found early. Failure to read a mammogram correctly can lead to a delay in treatment that significantly lowers the life expectancy of a woman. Cancer diagnosis in stage 1 will increase the chance of survival by 81% in comparison with stage 4 breast cancer, illuminating the need for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

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Breast cancer misdiagnosis can be deadly. Nothing can reverse the mistake, but there are laws in place to protect the rights of the victim and their family. If you have been affected by this needless negligence, contact a Wisconsin medical malpractice attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.

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