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Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims

If you have developed breast cancer as a result of clinical negligence, you may be eligible to make breast cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims.

Although the causes are not completely known, it is believed that certain changes in DNA causes the normal cells in the breast to become cancerous. However, there are certain risk factors which are believed to increase the risk of developing breast cancer. These include:

  • Gender – breast cancer mostly develops in women. Basically, being a woman puts you at a risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer rarely occurs in males as well.
  • Age – breast cancer usually develops when a woman has reached the age of 50 or 55.
  • Genetic risk factors – inherited changes in certain genes can increase the risk.
  • Family history – risk is greater among women who have a family history of breast cancer.
  • History of breast cancer – a woman who has cancer in one breast is at a risk of developing cancer in the other breast.
  • More gland tissues – dense breast tissues makes it harder for breast cancer to be detected and this often leads to delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Tests

Breast cancer when in its early stage has no symptoms. Moreover, it is not painful as well. In most cases, breast cancer is detected before any symptoms can be experienced. When a woman discovers a lump in her breast, it is important for her to seek medical attention. A number of tests will be conducted to find out whether or not the lump is cancerous. Some of the common breast cancer tests include MRI scan, fine needle aspiration and a biopsy.

How Does Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer Occur?

Breast cancer misdiagnosis can take place due to a number of reasons. It can take place due to the failure of a medical professional to diagnose the problem when a patient approached him for medical help regarding a lump in the breast. It can also occur if the medical professional failed to refer the patient to a specialist for further tests in a timely manner.

In a number of cases, breast cancer misdiagnosis occurs as a result of misinterpreting test results or mixing up the result with another patient’s results. No matter how misdiagnosis took place, if it can be established that it occurred due to the negligence of the medical professional, you may be in strong position to make breast cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims.

To start a breast cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis, simply get in touch with our specialist clinical negligence solicitors by completing our online claim form.