When cervical cancer is identified early through screening and diagnosis of symptoms, the treatments that are currently available can often significantly increase the patient's chances of making a full recovery. Unfortunately, treatment is sometimes delayed due to misdiagnosis.
At the Providence law firm of DeLuca & Weizenbaum, our experienced Rhode Island cervical cancer misdiagnosis attorneys help patients and their families pursue medical malpractice claims for delayed diagnosis. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.
Did Your Doctor Order the Right Tests at the Right Time?
Responsible physicians can play an important role in fighting cervical cancer by identifying warning signs — such as bleeding, discharge and pain in the cervical region — and recommending that their patients receive screening when it is appropriate.
The regular use of Pap smears for screening has saved millions of lives. Doctors who fail to recommend screening to people at risk for cervical cancer may be liable for malpractice.
The medical profession generally agrees that sexually active women between the ages of 20 and 60 are at risk for cervical cancer and should be screened at least every few years if not annually. Any abnormalities in Pap smear results should be followed up with additional testing.
Did Your Cervical Cancer Get Worse Due to Delayed Treatment?
When cervical cancer goes untreated due to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, it can reach a point where it resists treatment and metastasizes, spreading to other organs. The potential consequences of delayed treatment include more intrusive surgery, infertility and loss of life.
The lawyers and nurses at our firm use cutting-edge technology and credible expert testimony to document how our clients have been harmed by their doctors' failure to diagnose cervical cancer. We are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
If your condition has gotten worse or you have lost a loved one due to cervical cancer misdiagnosis, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your options. We will not charge you any fees unless we help you recover compensation.