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Breast Cancer Negligence Lawyers Sydney

If you or a loved one are living with advanced or end-stage cancer as a result of a delay in diagnosis of breast cancer by your doctors, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact our experienced solicitors at Garling and Co Lawyers to learn about your legal options and expeditiously explore your rights to compensation.

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We Specialise In Breast Cancer Negligence Compensation Claims

According to the Cancer Council, breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in Australia. Sadly, breast cancer is also the second most common cancer to cause death of Australians. Many women are not aware of the presence of breast cancer and do not experience any symptoms, particularly during the early stages of breast cancer and if the lump is very small. 

Women are encouraged to be vigilant and to regularly examine their breasts for lumps or physical changes to the breasts. Some lumps are too small to be felt on examination. Screening for breast cancer is offered to women over the age of 50 years. Screening is performed by way of a mammogram every two years under the BreastScreen Australia Program and allows the diagnosis of breast cancer in the absence of signs and symptoms. 

Some of the symptoms associated with breast cancer include new lumps or changes to the appearance of the nipple, or size or shape of the breast, dimpling of the skin, discomfort or swelling of the breasts or armpits and breast pain. If you develop any of those symptoms, you should seek prompt medical advice. Your GP is usually your first point of contact and will be able to perform a physical examination and determine the nature of any investigations that are necessary to evaluate your symptoms. Investigations such as ultrasounds, mammograms and MRI scans of the breast are all important diagnostic tools that are available to your doctors. Sometimes, a biopsy is required to make a diagnosis, and a biopsy may be recommended by radiologists if they are unable to rely on the radiological characteristics of a lump to conclusively determine if it is benign or malignant. It is imperative that your treating doctor identifies the need for a biopsy and acts on the radiologist’s recommendation and refers you for a biopsy.

Generally, diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer is usually associated with better outcomes and some patients may even have a normal life expectancy with appropriate treatment. A delayed diagnosis of breast cancer could have a profound effect on quality of life and could significantly reduce life expectancy. 

Types of Claims for Breast Cancer Negligence:

  • Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer 
  • Failure to Perform Timely or Appropriate Breast Cancer Screening 
  • Inadequate or Incorrect Breast Cancer Treatment 
  • Failure to Properly Monitor and Follow up on Breast Cancer Patients 
  • Negligent Management of Breast Cancer Patients’ Medical Records 
  • Failure to Provide Informed Consent for Breast Cancer Treatments 
  • Negligence in Breast Cancer Surgery or Procedures 
  • Misinterpretation of Breast Cancer Test Results 
  • Failure to Refer Patients to Specialists for Further Evaluation
  • Claims for dependents arising from the death of the bowel cancer patient due to negligence
  • Emotional Distress and Psychological Impact Due to Breast Cancer Negligence. 

Talk to Garling & Co Lawyers today: 

Navigating breast cancer negligence claims can be overwhelming. At Garling & Co Lawyers, our experienced team specialises in handling breast cancer negligence cases. We will carefully evaluate your claim, provide expert guidance, and ensure transparency throughout the legal process. 

To discuss your claim with our highly knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers, please reach out to us on (02) 8329 9500 or via email. Alternatively, you can fill out our Confidential Case Assessment form, free of charge and without any obligation. Expect a prompt response as we aim to support you during this challenging time and help you seek the compensation you rightfully deserve for breast cancer negligence.

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Kimberly B.
23:14 14 Feb 24
Mathew is very knowledgable and has been of great assistance to me. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I'm so happy I found this firm.Thank you Mathew and team for your great work in my case.... I am 100% happy with what you achieved for me.read more
Julie M.
10:16 16 Jan 24
My last stage of Workers compensation claim was managed by Emma Perkins, Natasha Stojanovic, Rebecca Dunshea and Kelli Robinson at Garling and Co. Lawyers who went the extra mile with their service... from the beginning to the end of 3 years of my case. I have become very anxious with almost everything after a workplace injury and a lot of times I probably ask more questions than I need to, but Emma Perkins always finds clear answers to my questions in a short time and explains to me patiently even using her mealtime or between her meeting and make me feel that I have been very well take care and supported. I am so grateful and extremely satisfied. The excellent service, attitude, and culture of Metthew Garling and his team are second to none with a very high success rate. If you going to battle with your workplace injury for a short or long period, you are better off with Garling and Co. lawyers who are able back you up every step of the way. I strongly recommend it to anybody who needs their service like me. Julieread more
patrick P.
01:46 19 Dec 23
I like to say that I had a very wonderful experience,And the support, and also understanding with all my requests,I could not ask for a better team!Thank you Emma and also her assistant Rebecca... thank youread more
Kazi H.
13:38 13 Dec 23
Work cover fund is GOVT’S money but insurer think that it is from their 14th generation. So only they can have it. Not only that, people from the work, IME doctor from insurer, back to work... coordinator from work, Rehab provider from any side push the worker as hard as possible that the worker (doesn’t matter how the workers mental or psychical condition) either go back to his pre injury duty or leave the job.More over on that very bumpy any difficult journey some of them only treat the worker as a MONEY MAKING MECHINE .in some point worker feels like, no rooms to breath. On that moment need someone to support legally, someone to care, someone to relive.On my case I believe that, somehow, I manage to make my God happy. That’s why God sends me to Matthew Gerling and his team Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, and all of GARLING & co Lawyers.I am not good enough in English, can’t express my gratitude.Matthew, Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, please accept my appreciation and pass it to others.read more
Carol L.
01:32 29 Nov 23
Professional, understanding and friendly
Sean G.
23:21 14 Nov 23
Matthew Garling and everyone I spoke to at Garling and Co were kind, caring and compassionate. They were sensitive to my psychological condition and were patient in explaining everything to me, so... that I clearly understood the legal process. I am exceptionally grateful for the settlement outcome that Garling and Co obtained for me. Many thanks.read more
waqas A.
08:33 13 Nov 23
Great Experience with Garling & Co. Matthew explained everything in detail during the first appointment. Allison, Nathan, Rebecca and the staff have been extremely helpful. Thank You to the team and... lawyers at Garling & Co. for making the long process easy for me and getting an excellent outcome for my compensation claim.I would highly recommend Garling & Co. Lawyersread more
Saskia L.
21:42 08 Nov 23
The world of workers compensation is long, hard and confusing, but Emma and Rebecca at Garling & Co always treated my case with kindness, respect and understanding. No question was ever silly and... they always had time to make sure I knew what would happen next and how we could best prepare. I am so thankful for their expertise and could not have chosen anyone better to represent me.read more
Antonio P.
08:46 06 Nov 23
Thank you Matthew and his team for taking care of my case couldn’t ask for a better results and couldn’t have better team to do that thank you
Julie M.
00:40 06 Nov 23
Garlic & Co Lawyers have been wonderful, supporting me through some difficult times. With their assistance, positive outcomes were achieved. Many thanks to the Team.Julie

Breast Cancer Claims Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some of the medical errors that could occur in breast cancer cases?

The following scenarios are some of the medical errors that could result in breast cancer negligence:

  • Failure to refer for investigation of a breast lump
  • Failure to properly perform a breast ultrasound that results in a lump not being identified or the characteristics of a lump not being adequately visualised;
  • Failure to accurately report on the findings of investigations of the breasts
  • Failure to refer for further investigations or biopsy of a lump with suspicious or indeterminate features
  • Failure to properly perform a biopsy
  • Failure of the breast surgeon to remove the lump or obtain clear margins
  • Failure to monitor after treatment

2. Can you be wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer?

It is possible for a benign lump to be wrongly diagnosed as malignant, but this is not common as a biopsy is often required to confirm diagnosis. 

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Kimberly B.
23:14 14 Feb 24
Mathew is very knowledgable and has been of great assistance to me. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I'm so happy I found this firm.Thank you Mathew and team for your great work in my case.... I am 100% happy with what you achieved for me.read more
Julie M.
10:16 16 Jan 24
My last stage of Workers compensation claim was managed by Emma Perkins, Natasha Stojanovic, Rebecca Dunshea and Kelli Robinson at Garling and Co. Lawyers who went the extra mile with their service... from the beginning to the end of 3 years of my case. I have become very anxious with almost everything after a workplace injury and a lot of times I probably ask more questions than I need to, but Emma Perkins always finds clear answers to my questions in a short time and explains to me patiently even using her mealtime or between her meeting and make me feel that I have been very well take care and supported. I am so grateful and extremely satisfied. The excellent service, attitude, and culture of Metthew Garling and his team are second to none with a very high success rate. If you going to battle with your workplace injury for a short or long period, you are better off with Garling and Co. lawyers who are able back you up every step of the way. I strongly recommend it to anybody who needs their service like me. Julieread more
patrick P.
01:46 19 Dec 23
I like to say that I had a very wonderful experience,And the support, and also understanding with all my requests,I could not ask for a better team!Thank you Emma and also her assistant Rebecca... thank youread more
Kazi H.
13:38 13 Dec 23
Work cover fund is GOVT’S money but insurer think that it is from their 14th generation. So only they can have it. Not only that, people from the work, IME doctor from insurer, back to work... coordinator from work, Rehab provider from any side push the worker as hard as possible that the worker (doesn’t matter how the workers mental or psychical condition) either go back to his pre injury duty or leave the job.More over on that very bumpy any difficult journey some of them only treat the worker as a MONEY MAKING MECHINE .in some point worker feels like, no rooms to breath. On that moment need someone to support legally, someone to care, someone to relive.On my case I believe that, somehow, I manage to make my God happy. That’s why God sends me to Matthew Gerling and his team Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, and all of GARLING & co Lawyers.I am not good enough in English, can’t express my gratitude.Matthew, Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, please accept my appreciation and pass it to others.read more
Carol L.
01:32 29 Nov 23
Professional, understanding and friendly
Sean G.
23:21 14 Nov 23
Matthew Garling and everyone I spoke to at Garling and Co were kind, caring and compassionate. They were sensitive to my psychological condition and were patient in explaining everything to me, so... that I clearly understood the legal process. I am exceptionally grateful for the settlement outcome that Garling and Co obtained for me. Many thanks.read more
waqas A.
08:33 13 Nov 23
Great Experience with Garling & Co. Matthew explained everything in detail during the first appointment. Allison, Nathan, Rebecca and the staff have been extremely helpful. Thank You to the team and... lawyers at Garling & Co. for making the long process easy for me and getting an excellent outcome for my compensation claim.I would highly recommend Garling & Co. Lawyersread more
Saskia L.
21:42 08 Nov 23
The world of workers compensation is long, hard and confusing, but Emma and Rebecca at Garling & Co always treated my case with kindness, respect and understanding. No question was ever silly and... they always had time to make sure I knew what would happen next and how we could best prepare. I am so thankful for their expertise and could not have chosen anyone better to represent me.read more
Antonio P.
08:46 06 Nov 23
Thank you Matthew and his team for taking care of my case couldn’t ask for a better results and couldn’t have better team to do that thank you
Julie M.
00:40 06 Nov 23
Garlic & Co Lawyers have been wonderful, supporting me through some difficult times. With their assistance, positive outcomes were achieved. Many thanks to the Team.Julie

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