Delay in Diagnosing Breast Cancer?

This video features Daniel Jeck, a Truck Accident attorney based in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorney

Video Transcript: 

Tom Mustin: 

What types of cancer are misdiagnosed most frequently? We ask Attorney Daniel Jack in this Ask the Lawyers: Quick Question.

Daniel Jack: 

In my travels, unfortunately, I've seen many, many cases involving women that have had a delay in diagnosing of breast cancer. And what happens in those cases is that typically a woman makes a complaint to a doctor about something, a sensation or a feeling that they've had perhaps on a self-breast exam where they've noticed an irregularity or an appearance or, God forbid, a lump. And what happens at that point is the physicians I've seen, instead of doing a biopsy, instead of taking a good look at it and testing it for cancer, there is a group of doctors that would wait on that, wait six months or a year to come back before they go forward and do a biopsy and take a look at the cells that are involved. In those types of cases, unfortunately, it could have been six months or a year or more in diagnosing breast cancer leading to a substantially-reduced prognosis for the patient.

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.

Legal Disclaimer: This website is for informational purposes only. Use of this website does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Information entered on this website is not confidential. This website has paid attorney advertising. Anyone choosing a lawyer must do their own independent research. By using this website, you agree to our additional Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.