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Supreme Court Accused Florida Legislature of Creating “Medical Malpractice Crisis” with Medical Malpractice Caps

Furious Florida Supreme Court Voids Medical Malpractice Caps

Medical Malpractice Caps For years now, legislatures, doctors and insurance companies have insisted that lawyers are responsible for the increase in health care and insurance costs.  For years now, plaintiff medical malpractice lawyers have tried to convince everyone that it is against their best interests to support caps.  All caps do, we explained, is limit the claimants’ rights to be compensated to an artificially low amount that benefits the insurance companies at the victims’ expense.

The Proof is Here – No Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Crisis Exists

Now, the Supreme Court of Florida has stepped up to agree with the plaintiff lawyers. Medical malpractice caps, it found, are based on a fake crisis created by pro defense members of the legislatures who were lobbied by insurance companies and others who gained financially by the caps. In turn, those who were harmed and had terrible pain and suffering due to egregious medical mistakes have had their constitutional rights trampled upon. For no good reason.

In its ruling, Florida’s Supreme Court stated, the “law unconstitutionally discriminates against ‘those who are most grievously injured, those who sustain the greatest damage and loss, and multiple claimants.’”

No Medical Malpractice Crisis in Pennsylvania Either

In Pennsylvania, numerous controls were placed on the ability to sue for medical malpractice. Many people who were seriously injured are now unable to sue. You would think, as a result, that the substantial drop in medical malpractice lawsuits would have decreased medical costs and malpractice insurance. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that the rights of individuals to sue for serious harm was damaged, while at the same time, the cost of insurance has stayed the same or increased.  And of course, we all know that health care costs continue to rise, despite the decrease in lawsuits.

You Should be Angry

As people begin to realize the truth when it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, especially when they or a loved one are harmed by a negligent doctor, they are starting to get angry. And they should be. It is clear now, as the Florida Supreme Court has stated, that this so called medical malpractice lawsuit crisis never existed. There is a crisis, but it is the fact that too many people are being harmed or killed by negligence in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Unfortunately, instead of fixing the problem and addressing the issues surrounding medical negligence, insurance companies decided to run a campaign to convince the American people that lawyers are at fault for health care costs.

Maybe now that the truth is starting to come out, we can focus on the real problem and find real solutions.  Solutions based on decreasing the amount of medical malpractice occurring in the first place.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/13/3992854/fla-supreme-court-rejects-damage.html#storylink=cpy

APGAR – What it Means for your Baby

APGAR Score for BabyWhat Does Your Baby’s APGAR Score Mean?


The birth of your baby should be the happiest moment of your life. In most cases, your baby will be happy and healthy. Unfortunately, sometimes something goes wrong with the delivery, and as a result, the baby is not as healthy as you had hoped.  One way to know if something might be wrong with your baby is a low APGAR score.

What is an APGAR Score?

Sometimes called newborn scoring, APGAR is a test performed one and five minutes after birth.  The test’s purpose is to determine if a newborn is breathing well or is having heart problems.

A score of 7-10 is considered normal. 4-6 is somewhat low and means the baby should receive medical attention. A low score, between 0 and 3, normally means that your baby needs serious medical attention immediately. If your baby has a low score, s/he will be tested again to see if the score increases.

Keep in mind, the APGAR score’s purpose is not to provide long-term predictions of your baby’s health. If your baby has a low score in the first or second test, it does not mean s/he has suffered permanent damage or will have long term problems. Unfortunately, a low score that remains low, does increase the chance that your baby will suffer long-term neurological damage. In addition, there is an increased risk of cerebral palsy if your baby has a continuously low APGAR score.

The Test Criteria

The test examines five criteria:

1. Appearance and complexion (skin coloration)
2. Pulse rate (heart rate)
3. Grimace (reflex irritability)
4. Activity (muscle tone)
5. Respiratory (breathing rate and effort)

Why Does My Baby Have a Low APGAR Score?

The most common causes of a low score are:

  • Difficult birth
  • C-section
  • Fluid in the baby’s airway

If your baby has a low score, s/he might receive oxygen or something to clear out the airway. In addition, s/he might receive physical stimulation to get the heart beating at an appropriate rate.

Does a Low APGAR Score Mean Medical Malpractice Occurred?

When a baby has a low APGAR score, it is no surprise that the new parents are upset and worried about their child’s health. They also fear that their baby will need long-term and expensive medical care. They worry whether they will be able to provide the care that their baby needs.

Did the Medical Staff Treat You and Your Baby Properly?

In some cases, a low APGAR score and the health issues the baby might have, would have occurred regardless of how the medical staff at the hospital conducted themselves during or prior to the delivery.

In other cases, something went wrong with the mother’s or baby’s treatment prior to or during the delivery because the medical staff failed to follow the medical standard of care.

Fast Treatment is Critical

If your baby has a low APGAR score, it is the hospital’s responsibility to act immediately to provide proper treatment.  If the baby suffered damage because the hospital did something wrong before or during the delivery, or if the hospital failed to help your baby appropriately when s/he has a low APGAR score, you might have a medical malpractice case.

Get Your Baby Checked Out Immediately

The only way for you to know for sure whether your baby will need long-term care is to have him/her evaluated by medical professionals. You should have your baby checked immediately by medical experts. It might not be clear, at first, whether your baby has suffered damage, so a number of tests over a period of time might be necessary.

Find Out if you Have a Medical Malpractice Case

During such an anxious time, you will need guidance on what to do to help you determine whether you have a medical malpractice case.  The last thing you need to do is focus on whether you have a case and whether you can receive financial compensation for any harm your baby suffered. Financial compensation is often very important when a baby has been injured due to medical negligence, because raising a child who requires long-term care due to brain injury or who needs cerebral palsy treatment can be very expensive.

Do You Have a Case?

The best thing you can do is to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer here at Lowenthal & Abrams.  We handle cases involving birth injury and can help you  determine if you have a potential lawsuit. We know that you and your family are in pain over your baby’s low APGAR score and are worried about the future. You should focus on your baby and his/her health. Let us focus on the legal issues.



The Connection Between Dental Care and Heart Disease

What you Need to Know about Heart Disease and Dental Care

Dental Care and Heart Attacks | Philadelphia Medical Malpractice AttorneysMany people are unaware that dental care can be dangerous for those with heart disease and that some medications for heart disease can cause dental problems. It is important to take the steps necessary to protect your health and your teeth if you have heart issues.

Speak to your Dentist about your Health

It is absolutely crucial that you speak with your both your doctor and your dentist if you have any issues with your heart. Ask your doctor if there are any concerns about having dental care. If you require mouth surgery, discuss it with your doctor as well as your dentist.  Be sure to tell your dentist about any medications you are taking. If your dentist does not ask, speak up. Don’t risk serious consequences because you haven’t discussed your health with your dentist.

Heart-Related Conditions to Consider

1. If you have had a heart attack, you need to wait at least six months before you have any dental treatment. Clear dental care with your cardiologist. Make sure, before your visit, that the dentist is prepared for a medical emergency.

2. If you will be having surgery, find out if the anesthesia contains epinephrine. Epinephrine can increase blood pressure and heart attack risk in sensitive people.

3. Let your dentist know if you are on any blood-thinners.

Heart Medications that can Impact your Dental Health

A number of medications commonly used for heart disease can cause issues for your dental health.

1. Some medications used for high blood pressure can dry out your mouth.  Mouthwashes and toothpaste that help with dry mouth can be helpful. Biotene is a popular brand for dry mouth.

2. Calcium channel blockers can cause gums to swell. This may require more frequent cleanings and additional efforts at home.

Suffered a Heart Attack Due to Dental Care?

If you warned your dentist and he failed to take the necessary precautions, causing you serious injury, you may have a claim against him. You should speak with a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer from Lowenthal & Abrams about your case. The consultation is free and we will give you an honest opinion.

6 Ways to Avoid Getting the Wrong Prescription from the Pharmacist

My Pharmacist Gave me the Wrong Prescription!


Wrong Prescription or Medication | Pharmacy | Pennsylvania Personal Injury LawyersUnfortunately, sometimes pharmacists make mistakes and the wrong prescription ends up in the wrong hands. When this happens, the victim can end up with serious side effects.  In some cases, the wrong prescription can even be deadly.

Check Your Medication

There are a number of ways to avoid getting the wrong medicine from the pharmacy:

  1. Choose a pharmacy with safeguards. The pharmacy should ask you to identify yourself with two pieces of information. If it doesn’t, provide the information yourself and have the person check.
  2. Double-check your medications when you get them. Write down the name of the medication and check it against the bottle when you receive it.
  3. If the name of the medication is different, it might be a generic. Make sure this is the case.
  4. Know why you take your medication. Don’t hesitate to confirm with the pharmacist the purpose of the medication she provided.
  5. Look at the appearance of the medication.  If the prescription is new or the medication looks different, ask questions. Check a website that shows pill appearance.
  6. If you have any doubts, ask.

The majority of mistakes can be caught at the pharmacy if the patient checks before she leaves. It is your (or your loved one’s) life make sure you catch any mistake before it becomes a problem.

What if you Receive the Wrong Medication?

If you receive the wrong prescription, let the pharmacy know right away. If you took the medication, call your doctor and let him know immediately.  Tell him the name of the medication so he can determine if you might have a medical emergency. If you have a reaction, go to the ER immediately.

If you ever do receive the wrong prescription and suffer serious injuries as a result, please don’t hesitate to contact the Pennsylvania personal injury firm of Lowenthal & Abrams. Call us at 800-876-5299 to tell us what happened to you or your loved one. We are here to help.

Anatomy of a Medical Mistake – Failure to Review Medical Reports

This is How Easily Medical Mistakes Can Occur – Failure to Review Medical Reports


Failure to Review Medical Report | Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Attorneys of Lowenthal & AbramsI would like to tell you a true story of how easily a medical mistake can happen due to a lack of communication and follow up.*  This mistake happened because a doctor failed to review a medical report.

The Story

A patient was seeing a doctor due to long term pain in her knee. Due to a change in the pain, her doctor ordered an MRI of the knee to make sure that a tendon was not torn.

MRI complete, the patient returned to the doctor. The location which performed the MRI promised a report in 24 hours, but didn’t send one. The doctor reviewed the cd with the MRI on it and told the patient, oh you just have some scarring. Go to physical therapy. The patient went to PT.

Two weeks later the patient got a call from her family doctor. The family doctor said, “you have a torn ligament and other serious problems with this knee.”

The patient called the original doctor’s office and asked if the doctor reviewed the report. The assistant informed the patient, no he never got it. Assistant promised to get report, have doctor review it, and then call the patient back.

What Happened Here?

What happened to the patient in this case is a very common and unfortunate situation. Simply put, the doctor failed to follow up as he should have.

The Medical Mistakes

1. The MRI location failed to send a report to the ordering doctor.

2. The ordering doctor failed to follow up and get the report when the location failed to send it.

3. The ordering doctor relied on his own opinion when he should have sought the radiologist’s opinion. Radiologists are trained to review and report on MRIs.

Serious Medical Mistake?

Fortunately, in this case, the patient is ok. Unfortunately, in some cases, the consequences are very serious. For example, if the patient had been dealing with a life or death situation, say breast cancer, she could have ended up with a delayed diagnosis resulting in serious harm or even death.  In this case, if the family doctor had not checked in, PT could have gotten to a point where it caused damage to the knee. Fortunately, the family doctor checked in with the patient. Many doctors would have ignored the MRI thinking the report would have gone to the ordering doctor. This family doctor is an excellent doctor who appreciates her responsibility to her patients and obviously cares about them.

How can you prevent this kind of situation?

Follow up on your own test results. The patient should have checked to make sure the doctor had gotten the test results and that there was nothing to worry about. While it is the ordering doctor’s responsibility to follow up with the patient, this kind of medical mistake happens frequently. Patients need to step up and take responsibility for their own care to protect themselves. They cannot always rely on the doctor’s office to do what needs to be done.

Did This Happen to You? Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm due when doctor failed to read a report and communicate the results in a timely fashion, contact the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams. We are here to help.


*Information about the patient has been changed to preserve anonymity.  This article was written with permission of the individual.

Holiday Season is Also Heart Attack Season – Here’s How to Decrease Your Risk

Heart Attacks Increase During the Winter – Protect Yourself


Decrease Heart Attack Risk During Winter | Philadelphia Medical Malpractice AttorneysDid you know that there is an increased risk for attacks during the winter? Scientists have been trying for years to figure out why the chances for deadly heart attacks increase 25-55% during this time of year. It turns out there are many factors.

What Causes the Increased Risk for a Deadly Heart Attack in the Winter?

1. Your body responds to cold badly

According to researchers, certain kinds of body fat create a, “narrowing of blood vessels when a person is exposed to low temperatures.” This, in turn, causes clogged arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and brain hemorrhages. Blood pressure also increases in the cold. Increased blood pressure equals increased strain on the heart.

Respond to this risk by dressing in lawyers. Keep your body warm.

2. Lack of exercise or sudden change in exercise

Even people who are good about exercising tend to exercise less in the winter.  sometimes, People who never exercise all of a sudden start shoveling snow. This change in exercise, or suddenly difficult exercise can lead to a heart attack.

Respond to this risk by exercising well all year. Only healthy people who exercise at an appropriate level should be shoveling snow. Shoveling skyrockets the risk of heart attack for people who aren’t up to it. Check with your doctor before you begin a new exercise program.

3. Bad diets

Let’s face it. We tend to eat badly during the holiday season.  We start in November and we don’t finish until after the New Year.

Respond to this risk by choosing what you eat and drink carefully. Manage your salt, fat and alcohol intake.

4. Depression and Stress

Some people suffer from depression or stress during the holidays and/or winter. Both depression and stress are known to increase the risk of heart attack.

Respond to this risk by managing your stress.  If you suffer from depression, talk to a doctor about it.

5. Delayed Treatment

People sometimes delay treatment during the holidays because they are busy, or because they don’t want to interrupt the celebrations.

Respond to this risk by getting and following treatment. Be sure you comply with your doctor’s medication instructions. Don’t skip doses. Pay attention to what your body is telling you.

6. Busy Hospitals

With the increase in car crashes, slip and falls and other injuries, hospitals get very busy in the winter.  Also, staff decreases due to vacations and time off. All of this means there is less time to focus on each patient. Less time can result in increased problems, even medical malpractice such as missed diagnoses.

Respond to this risk by making sure you get the proper treatment. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t schedule elective surgery during the holiday season if you can help it.


Understand that your risk of heart attack is greatly increased during the winter months. Make certain you get proper medical treatment and don’t neglect yourself.  If you do experience medical malpractice during winter or any time, don’t hesitate to contact the Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams at 800-876-5299.  We are here to listen.


Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal

Benefits and Risks of Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal


Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery - Philadelphia Medical Malpractice LawyerLaparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) is the most common way of removing a gallbladder. You might need your gallbladder removed for any number of reasons, such as it is not functioning properly or you have a serious problem with gallstones. Regardless of why you need your gallbladder removed, laparascopy is often the best and safest way to remove it.

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal has faster recovery time and less pain than traditional open surgery for gallbladder removal. However, even though laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is less invasive than open surgery, there are still risks.

Risks of Laparoscopic Removal of the Gallbladder

There are a number of risks involved with laparoscopic removal of the gallbladder. The most common include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Cutting or nicking the bile duct
  • Damage to the small intestine.

Some other less common risks include:

  • Cystic duct injury
  • Gallstones remain in the body
  • Bile leakage
  • Cutting the liver

When is Injury During Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Medical Malpractice?

If you suffer an injury during your laparoscopic gallbladder removal, it does not always mean that the doctor committed medical malpractice. Some injuries are simply risks of the procedure.  However, there are occasions when the doctor or hospital engaged in negligence, and serious injuries resulted.  In those cases, you might have a malpractice claim.

Common causes of medical malpractice during laparoscopic gallbladder surgery include:

  • Failure to notice and repair damage that occurs during the surgery
  • Causing damage due to a lack of proper experience, training or supervision
  • Providing the incorrect amount of anesthesia
  • Not providing appropriate treatment for infection or potential infection
  • Failure to provide proper follow-up care

If you have been seriously injured during laparoscopy due to negligent actions by your doctor or the hospital, please contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams. We will discuss your case and give you our honest opinion.

10 Ways to Avoid Medical Malpractice

How Can You Avoid Medical Malpractice?

Tips for Avoiding Medical Malpractice in PhiladelphiaThe medical malpractice cases we handle at Lowenthal & Abrams are pretty awful. When I discuss the cases with the other lawyers, I frequently find myself shaking my head. The mistakes are often so inexcusable, the harm so serious, it is hard to understand how such things could ever have happened. But they do.

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are human beings, and mistakes happen. But when those mistakes involve violating the medical standard of care and causing serious harm, or even death, that is unacceptable.  It is at that point that a medical malpractice lawyer can step in and help you to seek compensation for the harm done to yourself or your loved one.

10 Tips for Avoiding Medical Malpractice

I think all of us, patients, doctors an lawyers agree, it would be best if patients could avoid being harmed by medical malpractice in the first place. So here are some steps you can take to decrease your risk:

  1. Be in control. You should be in control of your treatment. You need to make certain you are comfortable with your doctor or surgeon. Perform research. Ask your friends. Choose a doctor you feel you can trust. Someone who has a lot of experience handling your medical problem. Also, make sure your doctor listens to what you have to say.
  2. Make sure you understand the risks. Many types of medical care have serious risks. Especially surgery. Before you decide to  have any kind of medical treatment, make sure you understand what could happen to you. Then, if the treatment is not completely necessary, or if there is a different, less risky treatment available, you can make an informed decision about your treatment. Perform research on the various options. The Internet is a wealth of information. Look for sites that have reliable information about the medical treatment you will be undergoing. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If your doctor won’t let you ask questions, it is time to look for a different doctor.
  3. Follow up. If you have a test done, but you don’t hear anything, do not assume that your test is fine. Call the doctor’s office and get the results. A common source of malpractice is doctors not receiving test results or not referring to them until it is too late. Just because a doctor says “we will call you if anything is wrong” don’t trust that you will be called. The office could make a mistake or there could be a delay in your results.
  4. Bring someone with you.  If you learn you have a serious illness, you will probably be overwhelmed. There is no shame in this. Ask someone to serve as your advocate. That way when your brain freezes as you are trying to consider all of your options and hear what the doctor is saying, someone who cares about you will be there to speak up and make sure you are getting all of the information you need.
  5. Communicate and don’t hold anything back. Talk to your doctor. Make sure you give all of your background to him. You might think something doesn’t matter, but it could. If your doctor rushes you through the examination or won’t listen to you, find a different doctor.
  6. Listen and be responsive. Help your doctor help you. Don’t create an argumentative relationship with your doctor and his staff. Ask questions, but answer questions you are asked. Do what your doctor asks you to do (assuming you have followed steps 1 and 2.) Many patients do not do what they are asked to do, increasing the risks to themselves. Arguing with a doctor or his staff is going to create a difficult relationship, decreasing your chances for good care. The doctor could also choose to “fire” you.
  7. Get a second opinion. Don’t be afraid to see another doctor for a second opinion. A good doctor will welcome a second opinion. If your doctor gets angry at you because you want a second opinion, it is time to get a new doctor.
  8. Make sure your doctors communicate. Frequently, if someone has a serious illness, she has more than one doctor. It is important that these doctors are aware of each other and communicate. Check with your doctor and his office to make certain that all of your doctors know of and are providing the proper information to each other. Speak up.
  9. Check everything. Get to know what your medication looks like, check the doses and the pills when you get a prescription from the pharmacy. If you are in the hospital, ask before you take a pill. Ask what is being injected into your IV. Never be afraid to ask. If you have a loved one who cannot ask, ask for her.
  10. Insist on cleanliness. Whether in or out of the hospital, washed hands and clean instruments are crucial. At the hospital, doctors and nurses generally wash their hands right in the room. If they don’t, ask. If a doctor’s office looks dirty, find a different doctor.

Need Help? Contact Us

There is no sure way to avoid medical malpractice. But, if you take control of your care and aren’t afraid to speak up, you can substantially reduce the risk.  But, if you or a loved one do suffer a serious injury because of a doctor’s negligence, do not be afraid to seek the compensation to which you are entitled.  Call the Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams at 800-876-5299.

What is an MRI?

What is an MRI and How Does It Work?


MRI - Philadelphia Medical Malpractice LawyerAn MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a test that allows doctors to see inside the human body. The first Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine was created by a physician and scientist in 1977.  Since then MRIs have become an extremely valuable medical test. MRIs, in many cases, prevent the need to cut open a person and see what is going on inside. The machnes are used to diagnose cancer, brain tumors, damaged ligaments or muscles and more.

What Makes an MRI Work?

The most important part of an MRI is its magnet. The magnet forces a response from the protons that help form our bodies. The protons respond in different ways depending on where they are and the health of the body part. The computer listens to the sounds and draws a picture from what it hears. Doctors look at the pictures and identify whether the body part has a problem.

What is it Like to have an MRI?

Most MRIs are narrow tubes. Before the test, the technician will ask you questions to make sure you don’t have metal in your body.  During the test, you lay down on a table which is then slid into the tube. How much of your body goes into the tube depends on what part of your body is being examined. You will be provided with headphones to protect your ears. Normally you listen to music during the test.

How long the MRI will take depends on the body part being checked. A short MRI is normally 15-20 minutes. Your job is simply to lie still during the test. There is no pain involved, unless it is uncomfortable for you to hold still. After the test, a radiologist will review the pictures and provide a report to your doctor.

MRIs and the Law

The MRI is an incredible diagnostic tool. There are times when it is clear that a doctor should order an MRI for his patient.  It is also very important that the MRI be read properly.  Failure to order an MRI when the medical standard of care calls for one can be malpractice.  Failure to read an MRI properly can also be malpractice. However, for there to be a medical malpractice case, the failure must have lead to a delayed or incorrect diagnosis resulting in serious harm, or caused the patient serious damage in some other way. If you think you have suffered medical malpractice related to an MRI, please contact the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams at 800-876-5299.


Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis – What Causes It?


Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis - Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice LawyerBreast cancer is second only to lung cancer for the number of cancer related deaths in the United States. The death rate is lowered substantially when breast cancer is detected and treated early. Simply put, a delayed breast cancer diagnosis can be a death sentence. As a result, it is critical that women learn about and treat breast cancer as soon as possible in order to improve their chances of survival.

Case Study – Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Recently, Harvard examined a case in which a 36 year old woman suffered a delayed breast cancer diagnosis of two years. She sued her radiologist because she was left with a poorer prognosis as a result of the delay. The case settled for over $1 million.

What Happened?

In the case of the woman, the doctor and medical professionals involved failed in several ways.

  1. No one took a proper family history. This woman had a family history of breast cancer, which placed her at a higher risk for cancer herself.
  2. On the order for the mammogram, the doctor failed to make clear why he was ordering it.
  3. The woman had a breast mass that required an ultrasound. None was ordered.
  4. The radiologist saw what is known as a “dense stromal pattern” which meant the woman should have had an ultrasound. But no ultrasound was ordered despite this second reason.

What Can Be Learned?

From this case, doctors and patients can learn several things.

  1. Patients should insist on discussing their history. A woman (or man) who has a family history of breast cancer needs to make certain the doctor understands that history. Be familiar with your own risk factors.
  2. Doctors must communicate properly with other medical professionals. They need to make clear why a  test is being ordered. The patient should speak up when having a test. Let the technician know why the doctor ordered the test for you.
  3. Doctors must make certain to follow up and order any additional tests necessary to prevent a delayed breast cancer diagnosis.

Avoid a Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Please make certain that you avoid a delayed breast cancer diagnosis. A delay in care can make a significant difference in your chances of survival.

Delayed breast cancer diagnosis is a “leading source of error in clinical practice and an important cause of medical malpractice claims.” Doctors must make certain to use proper risk prevention to avoid causing a delay in diagnosis. Patients must seek care as early as possible, follow up on any tests and get a second opinion if they are concerned that they are suffering a delayed breast cancer diagnosis.

Contact Lowenthal & Abrams

If you or a loved one experienced a delayed breast cancer diagnosis due to medical malpractice, please contact the Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams at 800-876-5299. You should not be forced to pay the additional medical bills or deal with the financial expenses by yourself.