Misdiagnosing Ovarian Cancer
Women with ovarian cancer depend on a quick diagnosis so that they can seek the necessary treatment as soon as possible. Though the cancer may be missed in its early stages due to a lack of screening, once a person begins to exhibit signs of this serious disease, a medical professional should use the proper diagnosing procedures and tests to make an accurate diagnosis. Regrettably, when they misdiagnose ovarian cancer, it can cause serious problems for women in Massachusetts, something our team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP is all too aware of.
Dangers of Misdiagnosing Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer attacks a woman’s ovaries, which are the organs that control her ability to have a child. This cancer can not only prevent a woman from having children, but it can also lead to:
- The spread of cancer cells
- Development of tumors
- Internal organ failure
- Weakness / fatigue
Even if women display signs of ovarian cancer, such as odd changes in urination, pain in the pelvis, pressure in the abdomen, or inexplicable changes in weight, a doctor might misread these signs and fail to diagnose ovarian cancer. Sadly, in such a situation, a woman’s chances for survival decrease significantly.
Discuss Misdiagnosed Ovarian Cancer with a Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you believe your ovarian cancer was misdiagnosed or was diagnosed later than it should have been, the medical practitioner responsible for the diagnosis might owe you compensation. Talk with our compassionate and skilled attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP about pursuing this compensation today by calling us at (617) 426-4488.