If you have had ovarian cancer misdiagnosed, inaccurately diagnosed, incorrectly diagnosed or there was a delay in getting your diagnosis you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering and other losses. This claim will be a medical malpractice claim, aka a medical negligence lawsuit, against the doctor, hospital or other healthcare facility responsible. In addition, if you have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder you may have a product liability claim against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer. To discuss your rights, and learn about what forms of compensation you may be entitled to please contact our Maryland medical malpractice attorneys handling ovarian cancer lawsuits.
What Is Ovarian Cancer?
Current research suggests this cancer begins in the fallopian tubes and moves to the ovaries, the twin organs that produce a woman’s eggs and the main source of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Treatments for ovarian cancer have become more effective in recent years, with the best results seen when the disease is found early.
Signs & Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer
Early ovarian cancer rarely has symptoms. As the disease progresses, some symptoms may appear. These include:
- Bloating or pressure in the belly
- Pain in the abdomen or pelvis
- Feeling full too quickly during meals
- Urinating more frequently
These symptoms can be caused by many conditions that are not cancer. If they occur persistently for more than a few weeks, report them to your health care professional.
Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer
Imaging tests, such as ultrasound or CT scans (seen here), can help reveal an ovarian mass. But these scans can’t determine whether the abnormality is cancer. If cancer is suspected, the next step is usually surgery to remove suspicious tissues. A sample is then sent to the lab for further examination. This is called a biopsy.
If any of these tests are not ordered, misinterpreted or never evaluated a medical misdiagnosis can result.
Contact Our Attorneys Handling Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
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