Mammograms from FL Lab May Lead to Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

The FDA issued a safety alert regarding the quality of mammograms performed at Medisound, Inc., a safety testing facility in Florida, Aug. 27, 2010. The alert warns patients who received mammograms at the Florida facility of the less than adequate quality of testing, and recommends that anyone who received a mammogram at the facility get retested somewhere else.

According to the FDA, a poor quality mammogram could potentially lead to a breast cancer misdiagnosis. The agency said it found some unreliable results from mammograms that were performed between June 10, 2008 and June 10, 2010 at the lab in Kissimmee, FL.

The FDA reports that Medisound, Inc. is in direct violation of the Mammography Quality Standard’s Act (MQSA) of 1992. As a result, the lab lost its ACR accreditation and can no longer perform these tests.

The agency recommends that patients who received a mammogram between June 2008 and June 2010 at Medisound, Inc. talk to their doctor about getting retested elsewhere.

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer after receiving a mammogram at a Medisound, Inc., or if you received unnecessary breast cancer treatment or testing, you may qualify to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

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