Final Diagnosis For Which Treatment Was Sought Including Patient's Actual Condition
Operation, Diagnostic, Or Treatment Procedure Rendered Causing The Injury
Allege six month delay in diagnosing cervical cancer.
Diagnostic Code :
Misdiagnosis Made, If Any, Of Patient's Actual Condition
Patient presented as a new patient on 1/16/14 for a well woman exam. Pap smear was reported as negative for intraepithelial lesion or malignancy. In 5/14, patient began experiencing persistent watery flow from vagina. In 7/14, patient began experiencing unusual bleeding. On 7/8/14, bleeding increased. On 7/9/14, patient presented to St. Joseph's Hospital North ER with bright red vaginal bleeding. Cervical biopsy was positive for Stage 1B2 cervical cancer.
Principal Injury Giving Rise To The Claim
Removal of pelvic organs.
Severity Of Injury
Permanent: Major - Paraplegia, blindness, loss of two limbs, brain damage.
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Medical Malpractice Closed Claims Report