Failure To Detect Breast Cancer

Experienced Oregon Medical Malpractice Attorney Robert Miller

National breast cancer statistics being what they are, doctors across Oregon and the U.S. should be screening patients and properly diagnosing this disease as never before.

Unfortunately, medical negligence continues in the practice of breast cancer diagnosis. I am the lawyer to speak with if your Oregon physician's failure to detect breast cancer has put your life at risk. I am Robert Miller, founder and trial attorney for the Law Office of Robert A. Miller in Eugene.

For more than 35 years of successful practice in Eugene and Greater Portland, I have aggressively and successfully represented the rights of individuals and families whose lives have been altered by medical errors, doctor mistakes or hospital negligence.

When a hospital patient's injury occurs or illness worsens, I conduct an in-depth investigation into what happened, determine if the standard of care was breached - utilizing my extensive knowledge of anatomy, medical care and medical jargon - and conclude whether that breach was the ultimate cause of your injury.

Doctors have a responsibility to follow certain treatment protocols for evaluation of symptoms, conducting of mammograms and elimination of other possible causes of breast problems. When a physician fails to request testing or read CAT scans and mammograms accurately, my law firm coordinates efforts with a network of medical experts, radiologists and other specialists to expose departures from protocol and acts of negligence.

More Than 35 Years Of Experience Protecting What Matters Most - You

If a patient has a family history of breast cancer, failure to test for a gene mutation may amount to medical negligence. Risk factors could be present which make additional investigation and testing essential to a proper diagnosis.

Even if a patient lacks a genetic pre-disposition toward breast cancer, certain environmental factors and endocrinal disorders could come into play. If a woman has taken oral contraceptives for a long period of time or was exposed to toxic materials at a young age, she could be considered as having an increased risk for breast cancer. Failure on the part of a physician to inquire and investigate could contribute to a late diagnosis of breast cancer.

Before a medical malpractice lawsuit can be brought, a preliminary finding of negligence against a doctor must be established in a report that describes failings or lapses on a doctor's part. If a preliminary finding of negligence is reached, I can begin preparing your case for negotiations with insurers or for trial.

Your initial consultation with the Law Office of Robert A. Miller is free of charge. To discuss your case, contact us in Eugene at 541-359-4331 or send an e-mail. We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis - you owe no attorney fee unless we win your case.