Breast cancer is frequently misdiagnosed either by the physician’s failure to follow up on a clinical mass, the failure to appreciate suspicious findings on a mammogram or the failure to properly interpret a biopsy.  Since breast cancer is a disease that inexorably progresses over time, the likelihood of a cure decreases considerably when there is a delay or spread.

For two decades, Dan Hodes has handled upwards of 100 medical malpractice cases involving undiagnosed or misdiagnosed breast cancer – likely more than any attorney in California – and securing millions of dollars for his clients and their families.

Mr. Hodes is available to provide background or commentary on a range of issues related to breast cancer and medical malpractice, including:

  • Conflicting mammogram screening recommendations – US Preventative Services Task Force versus the American Cancer Society – and the implications of each.
  • Standard of care: What is the appropriate physician work-up under suspicious circumstances?
  • The two-fold challenge of medical malpractice involving breast cancer: Proving liability of the hospital/physician and proving that this delay or misdiagnosis would have made a difference.
  • What women can do to avoid a delay in diagnosis or treatment.


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When you work with us, you’ll see the difference. A lot of firms are quick to show you numbers, and it is absolutely true that your lawyer should have experience and a strong track record in the area that you require. However, we’ll take it one step further. We also believe that your attorney should put your needs, cares and desires first. Because you deserve more than just compensation for your losses - you deserve a true advocate.

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