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How medical malpractice may cause cervical cancer misdiagnosis

Posted on January 23, 2015 3:00 pm under Medical Malpractice

Cervical cancer is usually detected through a Pap test. During this exam, the doctor obtains a sample of the cells from the cervix to test for any abnormality. Doctors suggest that women 21 years of age and above should be get a routine Pap test every three years. On the other hand, women aged between 30 and 65 who tested negative for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) should have their Pap test done every five years.

Pap test results are interpreted by a doctor for any indication of cervical cancer. In some instances, however, a negligent or incompetent doctor may fail to read the results accurately, which may lead to a cervical cancer misdiagnosis. Doctors may also be negligent enough not to suggest further tests or medical action for results that do indicate abnormal cervical cells. In some instances, Pap test laboratories may also fail to ensure that findings and observations are complete and accurate.

Medical carelessness is a threat that may endanger your or your loved one’s life. If you believe a negligent party has caused an injurious cervical cancer misdiagnosis, seek the help of our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn the wide range of legal options available to you. Call our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.