News: How to get sued for breast cancer

September 1, 2008

This is a book about the current medical malpractice climate and lists 39 actions that put a physician at risk for being sued for breast cancer.

Noting that suits related to breast cancer are the most common cause of malpractice litigation in the United States, Richard E. Anderson, MD, the editor of a book about the current medical malpractice climate, has compiled a list of 39 actions that put a physician at risk for being sued by a woman who has breast cancer. The list appeared in Medical Liability Monitor (6/2008). Here are the top five ways to get sued for breast cancer in each of three areas of diagnosis and treatment:

History and physical examination:

Mammograms: