Breast Cancer Most Missed or Delayed Diagnosis

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that breast cancer is the most missed or delayed medical diagnosis, an important consideration with October being Breast Cancer Awareness month. This raises concerns that too many patients are experiencing a missed breast cancer diagnosis and receiving either delayed treatment or no treatment at all.

Missed Breast Cancer Diagnosis as a Result of Diagnostic Errors

The Wall Street Journal also reported that diagnostic errors are the leading cause of medical malpractice lawsuits. After conducting research into medical malpractice cases, it was revealed that 59% of them stemmed from a diagnostic error that resulted in injuries to the patient. 

It is also estimated that diagnostic errors result in 40,000 - 80,000 deaths each year of hospitalized patients in the United States

Diagnostic errors are most prevalent with breast cancer. You can learn more about filing a West Virginia medical malpractice claim related to a missed breast cancer diagnosis by visiting our article library. 

You should contact a Clarksburg medical malpractice attorney today if you have suffered from a missed breast cancer diagnosis. You want to ensure that if you have a valid West Virginia medical malpractice claim, that you file it in a timely manner to avoid going past the statute of limitations

Contact a Clarksburg Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation - 304-326-1800