FDA: Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests May Produce Inaccurate Results

An ovarian cancer screening test attorney notes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning women about the risks associated with current screening tests for ovarian cancer. Although many companies claim to market tests that screen for and detect ovarian cancer, there are no reliable tests. Affected women and their families may be entitled to compensation with the help of a products liability attorney.

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Agency Urges Women Not to Use Tests Currently Offered

Although numerous companies have marketed tests claiming to screen and detect ovarian cancer, the FDA reports that there are no reliable screening tests available due to the high number of inaccurate results. In a safety alert issued by the FDA in September 2016, the agency is concerned that women and their physicians may be misled by unreliable tests and the results that they produce. Such tests either reportedly give false-positive or false-negative results and could potentially lead women to undergo unnecessary medical tests or surgery, as well as overlook the treatments they may need.

The FDA recommends that women not use tests currently offered to screen for ovarian cancer. Additionally, women should not rely on ovarian cancer screening tests to make health or treatment decisions and, instead, should talk with their doctor or health care provider about ways to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer. According to the FDA, using unproven ovarian cancer screening tests may put women who have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer at an even higher risk.

How an Ovarian Cancer Screening Test Attorney Can Help

Medical device makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their devices, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a device maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

People injured by defective medical products may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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