When you or a loved one check-in to a New Jersey hospital, it is generally with the expectation that the medical professionals there will improve an existing health issue. At Navisky, Olson & Wisneski LLP, our experienced team works with clients to secure settlements when preventable medical errors result in serious injury or fatalities.
Misdiagnosis if one of the deadliest forms of medical malpractice in Pennsylvania, as it often results in lack of treatment or inadequate treatment. Misdiagnosis, especially when breast cancer is involved, can result in the need for costlier and more extensive medical care, advancement of the disease and even death.
If you are like most people in Pennsylvania, you might automatically think about chest pain, especially on the left side of the body, when you think about a symptom of a heart attack. This is certainly a common thing for a person having a heart attack to experience but it is far from the only symptom. In fact, women, in particular, are likely to experience symptoms other than or in addition to chest pain when having a heart attack.
Many people in Pennsylvania were raised to be tough. Here at Navitsky, Olson & Wisneski LLP, we understand the impulse you might have to project a strong image in the face of adversity. Many of our clients feel the same. That is why we work with each client compassionately and diligently to uncover the truth behind the event and provide an opportunity for closure.
Many people in Pennsylvania are understandably concerned about the quality of their health care and their safety when undergoing treatments or medical procedures. Certainly, it is known that many treatments or procedures may involve some level of risk but that does not mean that doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals should be free from any responsibility to keep people safe from these risks.
If you are a woman in Pennsylvania who is over the age of 40, you may get annual mammograms. You might even get these screenings if you are younger if you have a family history of breast cancer. If you have had a mammography technician or radiologist comment to you that your breast tissue is very dense, you are not alone but you should understand what this means and why they point this out to you.
For people in Pennsylvania with serious medical conditions like cancer, the ability to have access to good diagnostic testing is critical. These tests can not only be used to make an initial diagnosis but to monitor one's progress throughout the treatment period and beyond. Certainly, early diagnosis of any cancer is important as this gives patients an improved chance of survival and may even reduce the nature of any long-term impact they experience.
Pennsylvanian residents like you are encouraged to get a yearly checkup. For some, this may include mammograms, which are used to check the health of your breast tissue. This is a valuable tool when it comes to figuring out whether or not you could have breast cancer. But just how reliable are the results?
When Pennsylvanians hear about misdiagnosis of a medical condition, your focus is likely on the doctor and his or her error. But what if the error comes from the radiologist who reads the images? Or what if the diagnosis is correct but could have—and maybe should have—been diagnosed earlier?
Most people in Pennsylvania know that there may be risks associated with a given medical treatment, medication or procedure but they may often need to pursue those things in order to take care of a problem bigger than the risk they deem to be present. Working with their doctors and other medical professionals in making this choice can be helpful for them. It is also important to know that simply because a risk exists, a patient should not expect to experience that particular outcome.