What is HPV?
HPV stands for Human Papilloma Virus. It is a virus that is passed by sexual contact. There are many different types of HPV. 100% of cervical cancers are caused by high-risk types of HPV. HPV types 16 and 18 cause approximately 70% of cervical cancer cases throughout the world. HPV types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts.There are vaccines that have been approved for use in the U.S. to prevent you from becoming infected with HPV. One vaccine, Gardasil, prevents infectection from types 6, 11, 16, and 18.HPV can be detected with the HPV test, which is usually run at the same time as the Pap test (Pap smear).If you suspect that your cervical cancer was not timely and properly diagnosed or treated, please call us at 412-471-4300 or email us. Berger & Lagnese specializes in medical malpractice and works on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Beaver, Erie, Washington, and all of Western Pennsylvania.
Contact Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA for a Free Consultation
If you believe that your cervical cancer was misdiagnosed or not diagnosed in a timely manner in Pittsburgh, PA or anywhere in Western Pennsylvania, you need representation. Whether your cancer was diagnosed after it should have been, or the diagnosis was missed entirely, you are entitled to compensation so long as a medical professional mishandled your diagnosis. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC our team has represented numerous cases involving a misdiagnosis in cervical cancer, as well as lung, bladder and many other forms of the disease. Our office is conveniently located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Schedule a free consultation either online or via phone, at 412-471-4300.