Malpractice in Over-Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

A long article in the New York Times brings home the dangers of women undergoing disfiguring surgery or radiation for breast cancer they never had. The story is a familiar one to malpractice attorneys but not well enough known to the public: The critical job of determining if breast tissue is cancerous or not is sometimes left in the hands of inexperienced pathologists who are prone to error.

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