Pap Smear Cervical Cancer Labs Are Overworked Resulting in Misread Tests

Doctors may be ordering more Pap Smear tests than necessary and overburdening testing labs that cut corners and misread results

Cervical Cancer Lawsuit News

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Women are being told that they have cervical cancer after first being assured that their Pap Smear test results were negative. Failing to properly read and evaluate a Pap Smear test can lead to a false sense of security and ignoring the deadly disease. Cervical cancer claims the lives of around 5000 women every year in the prime of their lives between the ages of 35-45. Laboratories that misread Pap Smear tests create diagnostic delays that can result in the spread of cervical cancer to other parts of the body making the disease difficult if not impossible to treat. Doctors that order Pap Smear tests more often than necessary can be contributing to the misreading of the tests and subsequent false diagnosis.

Laboratories that analyze and interpret Pap Smear tests are often forced to work exceedingly long hours and interpret hundreds of tests per day. Fatigue can lead to misreading a positive result and reporting a negative one. The Pap Smear test is only as good as the technician performing the analysis. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cervical cancer after having had a series of negative Pap Smear tests, you may wish to consult a Pap Smear misdiagnosis attorney to see if you qualify to file a claim for monetary reimbursement and pain and suffering. It is not uncommon for a woman to die from cervical cancer after having received one, two or three consecutive negative pap smear test results.

Not all pap smear lab testing facilities are the same. One pap smear testing facility that is being sued is Lab Corp, a company accused of misreading not one, but two pap smear tests for a patient that subsequently died from cervical cancer. The plaintiff is the estate of Darian Wisekal. Ms. Wisekal was diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer. Lab Corp misread two pap smear tests as negative for cervical cancer. When the cancer was finally detected by Darian's oncologist it had already spread. The doctor is quoted as saying that if cervical cancer had been detected earlier it might have been effectively treated.

Given what we now know about faulty pap smear analysis and improper diagnosis, it is critical that women know what to look for that could indicate the presence of cervical cancer at its latest treatable stages. list the following facts pertaining to cervical cancer. "Cervical cancer is cancer that arises in the cervix of the uterus (womb). In the early stages of cervical cancer, it may not cause symptoms. As cancer progresses, the most common signs and symptoms of cervical cancer include, abnormal vaginal bleeding, increased vaginal discharge, bleeding after going through menopause, pain during sex, and pelvic pain." Women with Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, many sexual partners, smokers, on birth control pills, or those that have had sexual relations at an early age are at a greater risk for cervical cancer. Answers to most commonly asked questions about pap smear misdiagnosis lawsuits can be found on the leading pap smear attorneys website and more information to see if you qualify to file a claim on behalf of a family member or yourself.

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