Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving People Suffering From Improper Cervical Cancer Diagnosis
Cervical cancer refers to cancerous growths on the cervix, which connects the uterus and birth canal. Though cervical cancer often forms slowly, it is frequently missed by doctors and other medical professionals, resulting in deadly consequences. It is often called the silent killer.
Normal cells in the cervix slowly develop into pre-cancerous cells, and then into one of two types of cancerous cells. Squamous cell carcinoma involves cancerous cells which are flat and thin, and cause 80-90% of all cervical cancer cases. Adenocarcinoma is becoming increasingly common in women, and develops closer to the uterus than does squamous cell carcinoma. Cases involving both squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are called mixed carcinomas.
There are few symptoms for cervical cancer, so early detection depends on being proactive. Frequent pap smears can lead to a cervical cancer diagnosis early enough to prevent the cancer from spreading. However, even if you have not had frequent pap smears, a doctor, obstetrician, or gynecologist should be on guard for cervical cancer.
Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
At Richards & Richards, LLP, our attorneys and staff have decades of experience determining whether medical malpractice has occurred. Our experience and medical knowledge is second-to-none; one of our firm's attorneys, Veronica Richards, worked as a nurse practitioner before beginning work as a lawyer in 1989. Please contact an experienced Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyer via emailor call toll-free (866) 740-3999, if you believe that delayed cervical cancer diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or other medical errors contributed to the suffering of you or your loved one.
Our lawyers offer free, no-obligation initial consultations for all medical malpractice and differential diagnosis cases. If you cannot make it to our Pittsburgh, PA office, our lawyers can come to you.Print Page