The Failure To Diagnose Cervical Cancer Can Have Serious Consequences For Patients
Struggling with cancer is difficult enough. Struggling with cancer that was preventable through competent medical care is especially tragic. If you were the victim of medical professional malpractice related to a cervical cancer diagnosis, you need trusted help.
At The Melvin Law Firm, our medical malpractice lawyer has experience helping clients struggling with cervical cancer and its aftermath. Our North Carolina attorney has handled failure to diagnose cervical cancer cases and can help bring closure to this horrible event and get you fair and just compensation. If you or a loved one contracted cervical cancer that could have been prevented with proper care, call 800-626-7047.
How Did This Happen?
A pap smear is a routine part of any woman’s annual exam. The OB-GYN takes a sample of tissue from the cervix and sends it to a lab. At the lab, they are supposed to examine the sample for abnormal or precancerous cells. If any are found, the lab notifies the patient’s OB-GYN, and she will then need a biopsy and further tests. If the precancerous changes in the cervix are found, the cure rate is 100%.
Unfortunately, this chain of communication can sometimes break down, leading to a failure to diagnose. The abnormal pap smear could be misread by the lab, missing the precancerous cells. Or the doctor could fail to follow up on the abnormal pap smear. Eventually, the precancerous cells turn into cancer. If left unchecked, they can spread to the rest of the body.
Contact Us Now To Discuss Your Doctor’s Failure To Diagnose Cervical Cancer
The results of this error and negligence are often tragic. If this describes you or a loved one, we are ready to put our knowledge and talent to work for you. You can call us today at 800-626-7047. You can also reach us by email.