When a physician doesn’t catch or misdiagnoses cervical cancer in a patient, the results can be devastating. When cervical cancer isn’t noticed early, it keeps growing and may even metastasize to other parts of the body. By the time it is finally discovered, it could be too late to treat. If a patient believes her doctor did not detect cervical cancer when he or she should have, this may warrant a cervical cancer lawsuit.
The cervical cancer malpractice lawyers at Ross Feller Casey have litigated a wide range of malpractice lawsuits and have successfully won many multi-million dollar cases. Based in Philadelphia, the firm has a team of nationally recognized doctors right on staff. This unique staff gives the firm the ability to capably manage the cases of women misdiagnosed with cervical cancer.
There are several risk factors that make a patient more likely to develop cervical cancer. When a woman has these conditions, she should be screened and/or tested. If you or someone you love had these risk factors but weren’t evaluated for cancer, the attorneys at Ross Feller Casey can help.
What are the common causes in cervical cancer litigation cases?
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection - HPV, commonly known as warts, includes several types strongly linked to various cancers, including cancers of the cervix. In fact, the majority of cervical cancer cases will occur after a woman has been infected by HPV. A routine Pap test will screen for HPV, as well as the HPV test, which is sometimes used when a woman’s Pap test comes back abnormal. Because of how closely HPV is linked with cervical cancer, if you or someone you love tested positive for HPV but was not screened for cervical cancer, you might want to consult an attorney.
Smoking - Regular smoking makes a woman twice as likely to get cervical cancer, partly because of how the tobacco by-products affect the body, and because smoking suppresses the immune system. If a patient is a regular smoker and/or tests positive for HPV, she may be at a high risk of developing cervical cancer. If her doctor does not screen and examine her accordingly, it could be considered malpractice.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Chlamydia Infection - Other conditions that increase a woman’s risk for cervical cancer include HIV and chlamydia. HIV harms the immune system, and chlamydia causes pelvic inflammation and potential infertility. Women with HIV should receive cervical cancer screenings to catch the disease early, and because women with chlamydia may not show any symptoms, regular pelvic exams are important. Any woman who has either of these conditions but is not tested by her doctor for cervical cancer may have been a victim of malpractice.
Are you wondering: How do I find a cervical cancer lawyer near me?
If you need to file an ovarian cancer or cervical cancer lawsuit, the attorneys at Ross Feller Casey can help. The firm handles all cases on a contingency basis, which means you only pay if your case receives a financial recovery.
Contact our attorneys today to set up your complimentary case evaluation.