Cervical Cancer Claims
What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is cancer which starts in the neck of the womb (the cervix).
How is cervical cancer diagnosed?
Attending regular free smear tests through CervicalCheck. Cervical screening is a way of preventing cancer and detects early changes in the cervix. If abnormal cells go undiagnosed these changes can lead to cancer if left untreated.
About 1 in 20 women have an abnormal result after a cervical screening test and over 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.
Cervical cancer misdiagnoses happens when symptoms are mistaken for heavy periods or the menopause. The vital signs are as follows:
- Pain and bleeding after sex
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Bleeding between periods
- Changes in menstrual cycle
It has been revealed that 206 women with cervical cancer who had undergone smear tests should have received earlier intervention.
If your condition went undiagnosed, leading to the need for more evasive and radical treatment that could have been avoided please contact a member of our female cervical cancer team of solicitors at Lavelle Solicitors, St James’ House, Dublin 2.
Lavelle Solicitors has a particular expertise, having acted and continuing to act for a number of women, some in their very early 20s, who have experienced a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer or other related cancers in the past. In our experience, the cause of the misdiagnosis and/or delays has ranged from failures to properly interpret the radiological imaging, failures to undertake basic assessments when a person presents with their history to administrative failures to provide follow up appointments.
You can be confident that you will have the very best of legal advisors with a solid reputation of pursuing medical negligence claims. We will spend the time needed to put together the evidence and understand your issues and what you hope to achieve from pursuing a medical negligence claim.
If you have been affected by delayed medical diagnosis, contact Avril to arrange a telephone consultation phone 1800 303 556 or via email [email protected]