Ohio Lawyers: Failure to Diagnose Cervical Cancer
When a doctor has cause for concern, he or she is obligated to look into the matter further. A doctor should order the proper tests and notify the patient that something might be wrong. If he or she does not do these things and if these actions lead to further illness for the patient, he or she could be liable for medical malpractice injuries.
At The Donahey Law Firm, our attorneys represent patients who have been injured by medical malpractice. With locations in Columbus and throughout Ohio, we file medical malpractice claims in courts throughout Ohio. Many of the cases we handle involve a doctor's misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer, including cervical cancer.
About Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer occurs when normal cells in the cervix don't work properly and lead to a cancerous growth or tumor. Symptoms often include painful sex and irregular, heavy bleeding. An OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), nurse practitioner, midwife or other doctor who hears a patient complain of these symptoms should investigate further.
Before the cells turn into cancer, abnormal cells can usually be found by a Pap test and treated. If left undetected, however, cancer may develop and spread deeper into the uterus and other organs. While the change usually takes years, it can also happen very quickly.
All too often, a doctor's failure to act means that a critical period of time — a time when cancer could be effectively treated — is lost. Failure to diagnose cervical cancer then means that nothing can be done for a patient who could have been cured.
Did Your Doctor Fail to Treat a Cancerous Growth or Tumor? - Contact Us
The Donahey Law Firm file claims to hold doctor's accountable for failure to diagnose cervical cancer cases. If you suspect that medical malpractice may have happened to a woman you love, let us take action. Call our Ohio law offices toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation.
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