How False Mammogram Readings Cause Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis in Ohio January 20, 2012.
Something that many women don’t know – and that many doctors fail to tell them – is that mammograms don’t pick up on all types of breast cancer. Misdiagnosis often results from a false negative mammogram result when a medical professional fails to make the call to follow up on a suspicious mass simply because the imaging study gave a negative readout.
If your treatment has been delayed because of a misdiagnosis, you should reach out to an Ohio medical malpractice attorney to schedule a consultation to determine whether or not you’re eligible for a medical negligence claim for cancer malpractice.
In Ohio, the difference between what’s considered medical malpractice and what isn’t ultimately comes down to whether or not there was sufficient evidence that the medical professional should’ve followed up.
The prevailing standard of care in the medical community expects that a clinician will follow-up on a palpable mass, even with a negative mammogram. In other cases, the doctor may decide to follow up on a palpable mass with a negative mammogram reading, but the pathologist may misinterpret a biopsy slide.
There are many other ways that a medical professional or administrative staffer can make an error that dramatically impacts the physical health of a patient. That’s why, if you or a loved one has been affected by cancer malpractice in Ohio, a malpractice claim attorney may be able to help.
Help from an Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Unsure what is considered medical malpractice? Contact the breast cancer misdiagnosis legal team at Mellino Law Firm today!