Law Office of Joseph A. Hernandez

If you were diagnosed with

Stage Four Breast Cancer

because a doctor caused a delay in your diagnosis you may have a medical malpractice claim.

Contact us for a Free Consultation at if the doctor
  • failed to screen for breast cancer by not performing or recommending a
    1. clinical breast examination and
    2. a mammogram;
  • failed to follow up on patient's complaints of a lump or other abnormal changes in the breast;
  • failed to follow up on a positive clinical breast examination, mammogram or biopsy; or
  • failed to recommend appropriate treatment options for the cancer.
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Breast Cancer Statistics
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women touched with cancer in the U.S.
  • Approximately 211,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year.
  • Approximately 39,800 women in the U.S. will die from metastasized breast cancer this year.
  • If breast cancer is detected and treated early, the survival rate is nearly 100 percent.
Stage Four Breast Cancer and Medical Malpractice

Early diagnosis through screening with breast examinations and mammograms followed by proper treatment can substantially decrease the chances of a woman developing invasive breast cancer. Yet, an estimated 39,600 women will die in the U.S. from breast cancer this year. Too many women have their breast cancer diagnosis delayed when the physician and other health care providers in whose hands such women entrust their well-being fail to perform appropriate screening tests, fail to properly interpret test results, and fail to take necessary steps when breast cancer is suspected. And in too many cases the tragic result is a diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and the loss of treatment options and a significantly lower chance of survival.

This website is devoted to explaining how medical malpractice arises in the context of a failure by a physician or other health care provider to timely diagnose or treat breast cancer; describing what is involved in pursuing a medical malpractice claim; and offering a convenient and free attorney consultation to those who believe they have been the victim of medical malpractice.

Our law firm and the other law firms we work with help victims of stage four breast cancer due to medical malpractice nationally.

Law Office of Joseph A. Hernandez, P.C.
675 VFW Parkway #312
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (781) 461-9400
Toll free: (866) 461-9400
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