Women who are proactive about their health get regular Pap smears in the hopes of detecting and preventing serious conditions and diseases like cancer. When a pathologist misreads an irregular Pap smear, this can lead to the development and spread of cancer. The key to curing this deadly disease is timing and staging. If it is discovered when it is localized, it can be cured.
Women often only get a Pap smear once a year, and guidelines are shifting: if your tests have been consistently normal, they are only required every two years. If the Pap smear is misread, this gives cancerous cells two years to grow and spread. If you believe your Pap smear results were misread by a pathologist, this is an outpatient pathologist error and you may have a medical malpractice claim.
Consult an Experienced Attorney if You Believe Your Pap Smear Was Misread
At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, our Chicago, Illinois, lawyers are experienced in the complexities of outpatient Pap smears when they are misread by a pathologist. Our attorneys are board-certified medical professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in medical malpractice.
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