Pap Smear Misdiagnosis Lawyers
Our pap smear misdiagnosis lawyers represent those who developed cervical cancer as a result of medical malpractice. A misdiagnosis can be catastrophic for the patient, possibly even fatal. A pap smear test (also known as a cervical smear) is intended to allow early detection of cancer, but a misdiagnosis may delay the prognosis significantly. In the interim, the cervical cancer may have a chance to develop when this was otherwise preventable. When the patient is finally correctly diagnosed, the cancer may be untreatable or else require invasive surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. The resulting costs from a physical and emotional perspective are substantial. The toll it takes on the patient usually spreads to their family as well. Our compassionate and experienced pap smear misdiagnosis lawyers understand the severity of this scenario. We are here to represent the victims and their families and pursue justice on their behalf. If you or a loved one suffered a pap smear misdiagnosis that resulted in cervical cancer, contact our office immediately. We offer clients a free and confidential consultation to discuss their pap smear misdiagnosis with one of our seasoned lawyers.
How a Pap Smear Misdiagnosis Occurs
Medical technology has advanced over the years, including how a pap smear test is analyzed. However, it does not guarantee 100% accuracy. In addition, the physician who reviews the pap smear test result may make a mistake and misdiagnosis it. If a subsequent pap smear test comes back with a diagnosis of cervical cancer, the previous test’s reading may have been misread. It’s at that point that the patient should consider pursuing one or more misdiagnosis pap smear lawsuits. If this describes your circumstances, contact our pap smear misdiagnosis lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt.
When Lawyers Consider a Pap Smear Misdiagnosis a Medical Malpractice Claim
The law recognizes that anyone can make an honest mistake, even physicians. In fact, even a misdiagnosis does not necessarily qualify as medical malpractice. For a misdiagnoses to meet eligibility for a medical malpractice claim, certain criteria must be met. To learn if your case is eligible for a claim, contact McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt to speak with one of our pap smear misdiagnosis lawyers.
A pap smear misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis is more likely if a woman had undergone annual testing over a period of years but then “suddenly” developed cervical cancer. It’s very possible that their physician or the lab that originally reviewed her pap smear slides did not detect early evidence of cancerous cells. Subsequently, the cancerous cells that could have easily been removed during the early stages were allowed to develop into full cervical cancer.
Our pap smear misdiagnosis lawyers have the depth of medical knowledge necessary to pinpoint where the patient’s healthcare providers faltered. We also work with medical experts who can provide testimony on behalf of our clients to prove liability on the part of physicians and/or labs. As a result, victims and their families may be eligible for substantial settlements in response to the damages they have suffered.
To learn more, contact one of our pap smear misdiagnosis lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt to request a free consultation.