The symptoms of breast cancer generally present as a lump in the breast or underarm. There can be thickening of part of the breast and swelling too. It is usually diagnosed by triple assessment which as the name indicates, includes three modalities, physical examination, imaging (mammography and/or ultrasound), and biopsy where the pathologist reviews a sample of cells under a microscope. Approximately 3,700 women will develop breast cancer in Ireland annually. Although quite rare breast cancer can also occur with men in their breast tissue and approximately 40 men will develop this disease in Ireland annually.

Breast cancer if detected early usually has a very good outcome. Problems of course can arise when the detection of breast cancer is missed and delayed, and the cancer has grown and possibly spread to other parts of the body which can be very serious and sadly in some cases life threatening.  We have unfortunately seen many cases like this over the years and it has devastating impact on patients and their families.

Breast cancer misdiagnosis

Breast cancer delayed or misdiagnosis claims may be brought for:

  • Failure to carry out a proper examination
  • Failure to advise a patient to return if a suspicious lump changes or grows
  • Error by pathologists in reviewing the sample of cells
  • Error by radiologists in reviewing the mammogram
  • Mistaken diagnosis of breast cancer where a lump is actually benign resulting in unnecessary surgery (this may result in cosmetic deformity, lymphoedema and anxiety)

Our breast cancer misdiagnosis solicitors

If you or a loved one have suffered harm because of negligent delay or misdiagnosis of breast cancer, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.

To contact one of our cancer misdiagnosis claims solicitors please call 0818 888 555 or WhatsApp/call 087 398 7386 or complete our online enquiry form

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