Cervical cancer is a treatable disease, yet over 4,000 American women are still dying from it each year. Pap smear tests, which detect signs of cervical cancer and enable early treatment, have been outsourced to national, for-profit lab companies. More concerned with profit than public health, these companies are taking shortcuts that put the lives of American women at stake.
Cervical cancer is a slow-developing disease; typically, eight years pass between the first signs of cervical cancer and an advanced stage of the disease. Pap smears can detect precancerous or abnormal cervical cells long before they develop into active cancer. Women who follow recommended guidelines for pap testing, which provide for testing every 1 - 5 years, depending on the patient’s medical history, should always have ample time to treat the disease before it spreads. Recent reports show that misread pap smear tests are on the rise, resulting in cervical cancer misdiagnosis. In simple terms, women who are doing everything in their power to protect their health are dying of cervical cancer – a preventable disease – and companies are profiting.
Women and the family members of women who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer with no prior history of an abnormal pap smear may be entitled to real compensation for suffering, pain, and loss through filing a cervical cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit against for-profit lab companies. Any time a company is suspected of profiting at the expense of consumer safety, our firm is dedicated to achieving justice. Filing a misread pap smear lawsuit will serve to exert pressure on the company to become a better corporate citizen, in addition to seeking the compensation you family deserves.
Pap smears are simple tests that involve obtaining a sample of cervical cells during a routine pelvic exam, then viewing the cells under a microscope to assess whether any appear to be abnormal. When atypical cells are discovered, further testing is often required to determine whether the cells are indicative of cervical cancer or precancerous growth. Pap smears allow providers to find abnormal cells early, and use relatively non-invasive methods to rid the body of harm long before cancer has developed or the patient’s life is at stake.
Traditionally, pap smear slides were viewed manually by the gynecologist’s in-house lab. If any slides were in question, the doctor would be able to view the slides personally. In other words, the responsibility for both collecting and reviewing the sample fell to the same team of providers. When pap smear testing was first widely adopted, the practice accounted for significant improvements in cervical cancer outcomes.
Today, most pap smear slides are sent off-site to a for-profit laboratory not connected with the provider. These companies employ lab technicians whose sole job is to review slides. Automations, designed to increase efficiency, use computer programming to auto-select portions of the slide for the technician to review. Disconnected from the provider, these technicians are focused more on maximum output than on accuracy. Churning through up to 150 slides in a single day, these technicians are increasingly making mistakes and missing early signs of cervical cancer. Because they are handled offsite, often in another state, doctors themselves are unable to view the slides for confirmation.
Misread pap smears are being blamed for an increased rates of cervical cancer misdiagnosis. When irregular or cancerous cells are detected early, cervical cancer can be easily treated with very little trouble for the patient. When the diagnosis of cervical cancer is delayed, the slow-advancing disease is allowed to grow and spread for years before noticed. As a result, women are dying from disease that we have the tools to detect and treat early. This is an unthinkable tragedy, and women and the families of women suffering from advanced cervical cancer are rightly outraged.
If you or a woman in your family has been diagnosed with an active or advanced stage of cervical cancer with no prior indication of an abnormal pap smear result, you may have grounds to file a claim for delayed cervical cancer diagnosis. Our attorneys handling pap smear lawsuits believe women who meet this description may be eligible for real compensation for the pain, suffering, and medical bills resulting from misdiagnosis of cervical cancer.
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Critics say pap smear analysis focuses more on efficiency than accuracy, due to the “outsourcing” of pap smear test processing to private, for-profit national corporations. Pressured to analyze pap smear slide efficiently, lab technicians are producing false negatives, resulting in the misdiagnosis of cervical cancer and delayed treatment. Our cervical cancer lawyers believe persons who were harmed by misread pap smears may be eligible for real compensation by filing a claim against the for-profit lab companies.
Our experienced pap smear lawyers have seen the aftereffects of numerous drug recalls. Aware of the very serious nature of cervical cancer lawsuit claims, this national* drug litigation law firm has committed significant resources to ensuring the best pap smear attorney representation possible. These cervical cancer misdiagnosis lawyers will provide a free case review to women and family members of women who diagnosed with cervical cancer with no prior history of an abnormal pap smear. Millions of patients have unknowingly put their lives in the hands of private lab companies whose prime motivation is profit. Truvada attorneys endeavor to win needed compensation for those who have been harmed, while simultaneously holding these private lab corporations accountable for risking public health.
We will represent all persons involved in a pap smear lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. Women and family members of women who have been diagnosed with active or advanced cervical cancer with no prior abnormal pap smear history qualify for a free, no-obligation case review from our cervical cancer attorneys. Use the chat feature or complete the online contact form to speak with an experienced misread pap smear lawyer about your case.
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