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Why so much continued litigation over breast cancer?

I continue to be called as expert witness (for both defense and plaintiff) on breast cancer cases (in my capacity as radiologist).

Breast cancer is an emotional disease, affecting not only the patient but her entire family.  Expensive treatment, distrust of doctors and fear of recurrence bring these patients to attorneys.  The most common mistake made by clinicians and radiologists is failure to follow Federal guidelines.

If a patient has a breast complaint (pain, lump, discharge, or family history), this complaint must be worked up until resolved.

Delay in diagnosis is the most frequent source for litigation.  Prompt additional studies (spot views, ultrasound, re-palpation, proper skin markers) all help finish a workup.  There should be NO delay in referral to a breast surgeon for a second opinion.  This is very reassuring to an anxious patient.  Copies of radiology reports should go to all involved doctors (so that no patient "falls through the cracks" on any re-visit for a different matter). 

Many patients are still reluctant to have annual mammograms.  Both clinicians and radiologists must stress that early diagnosis is the best chance for a cure.  I always tell patients about First Lady Betty Ford.  She was diagnosed in 1975 and cured.

 

This was 38 years ago!  Imagine how much better diagnosis and treatment are today.  Enjoy your summer!

 

Doctor Bob

Medical Societies

Member of the American Medical Association

American Medical Association

Member of the American College of Nuclear Medicine

American College of Nuclear Medicine

American Roentgen Ray Society

American Roentgen Ray Society

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Society of Breast Imaging

Society of Breast Imaging

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Robert Hurwitz, M.D.
8805 Jeffreys St. #2014
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Phone: 949-422-1453
E-mail: Bob95Fox@aol.com

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