Find Your Local Injury Lawyer
Home > accident types > Medical Negligence Claims > Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer Claims

Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer Claims

Have you been a victim of a breast cancer misdiagnosis?  If yes, you may be entitled to make breast cancer misdiagnosis claims.

Breast cancer is common among women and the risk factor increases as a woman ages.  It generally affects women who are over 50 years of age.  It is believed that one in every nine women will develop breast cancer and since it is a serious condition, it is essential to have it diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

There are various types of cancer which can be classed as invasive or non-invasive.  Classification of the disease usually depends on its ability to spread and affect surrounding tissues.

Ductal carcinoma in situ is a type of non-invasive cancer and if the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, it is possible to remove it completely.

Invasive ductal carcinoma is a type of invasive cancer of the breast.  This type of cancer is quite serious because if it is not diagnosed on time, it can spread quickly and affect other body parts.

Common Causes

The exact causes of this form of cancer are not completely known.  However, there are numerous factors which can increase the risk.  Mainly, those who are above the age of 50 are likely to develop breast cancer.  In addition, women with a family history of the disease are at an increased risk.  Moreover, being obese and not breast feeding are major contributing factors.

Misdiagnosis

Breast cancer begins in the cells lining the tissues and lobes within the breasts.  Tumours form when there is an uncontrolled and abnormal growth of cells.  These tumours can either be benign or malignant.  However, the vast majority of the lumps are non-cancerous.

Appearance of a lump in the breast is often the first sign of breast cancer.  Removal of lumps requires specific treatment and this usually involves being referred to a specialist for further tests such as biopsy and mammogram.

Misdiagnosis of breast cancer can occur if a medical professional fails to refer the patient to a specialist at this stage.

Nipple discharge is another symptom of the disease and failure to refer a patient following complaints of nipple discharge can lead to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.

Making A Claim

If you have suffered as a result of breast cancer misdiagnosis, contact us today for free legal advice.

Find your local injury lawyer

We connect people directly with local firms of experienced personal injury lawyers. Simply enter your postcode below to view our recommended firm closest to you.

Working with the best solicitors throughout the UK

Armstrong James Warner Goodman Burroughs Day Morrisons Solicitors McKinnells Solicitors Hawkins Solicitors Graham Evans Howlett Clarke Williamsons Solicitors Shires Law