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Breast Cancer - Toronto Malpractice Lawyers


Our Toronto personal injury lawyers are currently reviewing numerous claims for breast cancer medical malpractice and arranging legal representation for women from all around Ontario. All of our Toronto breast cancer lawyers use contingency fee arrangements to represent their clients - this means that if your lawyer doesn't achieve settlement then he doesn't get paid. You will be advised at an early stage whether you have a reasonable claim and what steps you should take to protect your legal rights. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice as a result of misdiagnosed or late diagnosed breast cancer just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a medical malpractice lawyer based in Toronto will telephone to discuss your claim at no cost to you and without further obligation.

Breast cancer medical malpractice settlements are more prevalent than compensation awarded for clinical negligence for any other disease or illness. Notwithstanding negative results after a mammogram, pre-existng cancer may still go undetected for months and this particularly affects younger women whose mammary tissue is often too dense for reliable test results. Doctors may also rely too heavily on a woman's age as a predicting factor and as the condition is more often associated with older women they may not take a younger woman's complaints seriously enough.Breast cancer medical malpractice can include misdiagnosis, failure to treat, improper treatment, delay in treatment, failure to perform appropriate follow-up or prescription errors and describes any treatment, lack of treatment or other departure from accepted standards of medical care, health care or safety on the part of a health care provider which causes harm to a patient.

More than one in ten women in Ontario will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. This illness often responds well to treatment and early detection is the key factor to higher survival rates. Treatment for this condition including chemotherapy and radiation is designed to kill living cells and early diagnosis may mean less pain and suffering, less financial hardship and a greater chance of survival.

Clinical Errors

Breast cancer medical malpractice may arise as a result of failure to :-

  • identify an obvious lump during breast examination
  • arrange mammogram, x-rays, ultrasound, CT scan or MRI scan
  • properly identify a tumor by mistaking it for an infection
  • diagnose the tumor as malignant
  • properly evaluate biopsy or test results
  • follow up on test results
  • order future tests
  • order a biopsy
  • follow up with the patient
  • determine the cause of nipple discharge
  • consider a history of sharp pain in breast
  • recognize common symptoms
  • perform a breast examination (during a physical examination or while treating a patient for other reasons) which would have identified a clinically obvious tumor