Medical Malpractice Filed by Younger Women Increasing

Medical Malpractice cases filed by young women are increasing, due to a rising number of cancer misdiagnoses.

Breast and Cervical Cancers Go Undetected in Young Women

In a recent report by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), younger woman are being diagnosed with cancer in it’s much later stages, making it difficult, if not impossible, to effectively treat. Specifically, the report states that:

…over half of all colorectal cancers and cervical cancers, and a third of breast cancers were diagnosed in the later stages.

new jersey philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers cancer younger women increaseCancer detected early can be treated even without the use of radiation or chemotherapy, which would provide a patient the opportunity to avoid the often debilitating effects of treatment. When cancer is detected late, and damages are suffered, medical malpractice suits are filed.

The reason for the missed diagnosis is most likely due to the fact that younger women are simply screened less for cancer than older women. Most women will not get a mammogram until they are 40 years old. This is due, in part, to the current mammogram technology. Younger women have denser breast tissue, which can offset the accuracy of a reading. So even if they feel a mass themselves and go to have a test done, the tests will not always yield the proper results. Also to blame is healthcare. Insurance policies typically only cover one test per year for women of age. Younger women who would like to be tested might not be able to because of cost.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

Catching cancer early is one of the best ways to effectively treat it. Doctors should start noticing the trends of cancer in younger women, and start to act upon them. Perhaps screenings should happen at younger ages, and more often, in order to avoid not only lawsuits, but patient suffering or death.

If you or a loved one have suffered due to a misdiagnosis, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
The medical malpractice lawyers at the Mininno Law Office are skilled and experienced in earning victims of negligence the full and fair compensation they deserve.

CT Scans Causing Radiation Overdoses

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CT scanners are using unnecessarily high levels of radiation in brain perfusion scans, and causing hairloss, burns, scabs, and other worse complications.
This past Sunday, The New York Times published a story on CT Scans and the damage they may be causing to patients. It seems the scanners are emitting dangerous and harmful levels of radiation when patients are getting CT brain perfusion scans, a scan often used to test for strokes. This particular test is exposing patients to radiation overdoses at levels that can cause burns, scabs, significant hair loss, cancer, or even brain damage.

Last summer, after a large number of radiation overdoses began emerging, the FDA set off an investigation into why patients were being bombarded with excess radiation. They have yet to publish findings.

The New York Times investigation found that , nationwide, upwards of 400 patients received radiation overdoses in only 8 hospitals. Six of those hospitals are located in California. A health official in California believes that more cases will undoubtedly surface once other states begin to look into the issue. The Times determined that it is relatively unclear why the overdoses are taking place.
Blame could fall on the shoulders of the technicians, who are not properly using the equipment, or the manufacturers of the equipment, who provide poor design and inadequate training. GE Healthcare, one manufacturer of the scanner, suggests to technicians higher levels of radiation for clearer images, a practice that one expert said is unjustified and potentially dangerous.

Affected By a Radiation Overdose? Contact the Mininno Law Office

Depending on what further investigation determines is the catalyst for these radiation overdoses, victims could potentially file medical malpractice or product liabilty claims.
Radiation is a dangerous technology that must be handled with extreme care. Four hundred patients in 8 hospitals suffering from excessive radiation levels is proposterous.

If you or a loved believe you are suffering from the effects of a radiation overdose, contact the Mininno Law Office. Our New Jersey medical malpractice and defective product attorneys will help in any way possible to determine if you have a case. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call us for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
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