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and below is a list of articles dealing with cervical cancer claims. We provide a free consultation on malpractice claims.



Attached is a list of articles dealing with cervical cancer, malpractice, and cervical cancer standards of care and laboratory error.

Coleman, Review of cervical smears from 76 women with invasive cervical cancer: cytological findings and medicolegal implications.
Cytopathology. 2006 Jun;17(3):127-36.

Blinded review of Papanicolaou smears in the context of litigation.
Cancer. 2004 Jun 25;102(3):136-41.

HPV: from the cervical smear to the research bench to the court room. Clin Leadersh Manag Rev. 2003 Nov-Dec;17(6):341-5

Litigation cells: their incidence and classification in gynecologic smears. Diagn Cytopathol. 2002 Jun;26(6):345-8.

McCoy, Defending the pap smear: a proactive approach to the litigation threat in gynecologic cytology, Am J Clin Pathol. 2000 Nov;114 Suppl:S52-8.

Disgraceful conduct--gynaecology.N Z Med J. 2001 Nov 23;114(1144):530-1.

Benson JR, Purushotham AD, Warren R. Screening and litigation. The rate of interval cancers is too high, BMJ. 2000 Sep 23;321(7263):760.

Failure to diagnose cervical cancer, N Z Med J. 1999 Jul 23;112(1092):283.

Quality and liability issues with the Papanicolaou smear, Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1997 Dec;121(12):1237-8.

A look at Pap test accuracy and the duty to inform from a risk management perspective, QRC Advis. 1997 Dec;14(2):1, 5-8.

Skoumal SM, Cohen MB. Related Articles, Links Automated cytologic screening devices and malpractice liability,
Diagn Cytopathol. 1997 Aug;17(2):85-7

Quality and liability issues with the Papanicolaou smear: the role of professional organizations in reform initiatives, Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1997 Mar;121(3):321-6.
The gynecologist's perspective of liability and quality issues with the Papanicolaou smear, .Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1997 Mar;121(3):246-9. Review.
Liability issues with the Papanicolaou smear: the view of a hospital administrator at Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island,  Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1997 Mar;121(3):241-5. Review.
Scott MD,  Liability issues with the Papanicolaou smear: an insurance industry perspective, Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1997 Mar;121(3):239-40. Review.
Errors in cervical smears: minimizing the risk of medicolegal consequences, Monogr Pathol. 1997;(39):16-39. 

To err is human--to sue, American, Diagn Cytopathol. 1996 Sep;15(3):iii-vi


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Howard Gutman is a New Jersey attorney based in Parsippany, New Jersey who has handled numerous legal claims involving pulmonary tumors.   A member of the board of directors of a leading cancer support group and a caregiver, he is the author of the new book Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma.   In his legal capacity, he has appeared on Good Day New York, spoken at the National Press Club  and been interviewed by NBC Nightly News.

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