Uterine Cancer Misdiagnosis
Our Firm Has Been Representing Clients in Medical Malpractice Cases Against Local Pittsburgh Hospitals and Doctors for Many Years
Uterine cancer — unlike many other forms of cancer — responds well to treatment in its early stages, and it can be identified quite reliably with the aid of various diagnostic tests (i.e., pap smears). As such, the gap between adequate medical care and inadequate medical care in the uterine cancer context is large. If a healthcare professional fails to provide medical care that adheres to the standard of care, then you could be exposed to a significant risk of severe injury or even death. This could give rise to an actionable medical malpractice claim under Pennsylvania law.
Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney Jason Matzus has a long and extensive track record of success in advocating on behalf of injured claimants in Pennsylvania medical malpractice disputes, including those that arise from a failure to diagnose or treat uterine cancer. Contact Matzus Law, LLC in Pittsburgh, PA today to set up a free and confidential consultation about your uterine cancer misdiagnosis case.
Often, those who have been diagnosed with endometrial cancer (or any other sort of uterine cancer) are unsure of the differences between endometrial cancer and uterine cancer. The difference, however, is really quite simple: endometrial cancers are a subcategory of uterine cancers, and they affects only the uterine lining. By contrast, other uterine cancers may influence structures of the uterus besides the lining.
It should be noted that endometrial cancers (and uterine cancers, more generally) all present quite “obviously.” As such, similar medical malpractice issues tend to crop up in cases involving either form of cancer.
Attentive healthcare professionals can identify the potential for uterine cancer by evaluating certain risk factors and symptoms commonly associated with such cancers. Risk factors include:
Symptoms can vary substantially, depending on the particular type of uterine cancer. Common uterine cancer symptoms include:
The presence of physical symptoms is often not enough to accurately diagnose uterine cancer. Generally speaking, healthcare professionals will utilize a battery of specialized diagnostic tests — such as ultrasounds, biopsies, dilation, pap smears, MRIs, and more — to make a more informed determination.
Fortunately, the efficacy of current uterine cancer treatments is quite high — so long as the cancer is caught early. There are a number of different treatments available, and in some cases, a hybrid treatment regimen is used to effectively combat the cancerous growths. Such treatments include radiation and hormonal therapy solutions, chemotherapy surgical interventions to remove cancerous growths, and more.
Here at Matzus Law, LLC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we are committed to the provision of truly comprehensive, individualized legal representation. From the very beginning of the attorney-client engagement process, we strive to keep the lines of communication open. By doing so, we are better equipped to represent you effectively in litigation involving uterine cancer misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose uterine cancer, and other medical malpractice cases.
Interested in speaking to a qualified Pittsburgh personal injury attorney about your potential uterine cancer medical malpractice claims? Call (412) 206-5300 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a seasoned Pittsburgh uterine cancer lawyer at Matzus Law. We look forward to helping you move forward with litigation and getting the compensation you deserve.
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