Pap smears are recommended for all women over the age of 18, and all sexually active women regardless of their age to screen for cervical cancer. Often times the laboratory that analyzes the specimen will act negligently and fail to diagnose an abnormality that exists. This negligence in the screening process can cause great harm and even eventual death.
If you have been diagnosed with cervical cancer but earlier pap smears showed no abnormalities, you could be the victim of medical malpractice. While there certainly are explanations other than medical negligence, contacting a medical malpractice lawyer will help assure that you haven’t overlooked an inexcusable neglect or abuse on the part of the medical system. Call Studnicki Law Firm for a free consultation with a pap smear malpractice lawyer.