We tend to rely heavily upon the accuracy of medical tests to diagnose a medical condition. When something goes wrong, it can lead to serious consequences. A missed breast cancer diagnosis in West Virginia could be the result of a mammography error.
The 3 common types of breast imaging tests used to detect cancer include:
- sonogram; and
- breast MRI.
The most commonly used, however, is mammography. Yet in some circumstances mammography can detect abnormal findings that can be missed by an inexperienced or unskilled radiologist.
Not only can a radiologist misread the test results but some mammograms fail to detect breast cancers that are present. A false negative can happen when a woman's breast tissue is dense, making detection difficult.
If you have been seriously injured because of a misdiagnosis of breast cancer in West Virginia, you may be eligible to receive compensation in a West Virginia medical negligence claim. An experienced Clarksburg medical malpractice lawyer can evaluate your case to determine whether medical negligence was the cause of your missed breast cancer diagnosis.
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