Preventative Screens & Testing

As experienced medical malpractice attorneys, we at Furr & Henshaw have seen the aftermath of instances where preventative screening tests were not done and as a result, an individual develops a serious illness or disease such as cancer. Our firm advocates for clients and is dedicated to pushing clients who are not currently ill to seek out routine screenings and tests in order to ensure that all aspects of their health are being monitored.

Take An Active Role

When you go to the doctor for a sinus infection or other routine symptoms, your doctor does not always think to mention preventative screenings that may be appropriate for you. This is where it is essential that you take charge of your own health. Talk to your doctor. Mention other symptoms. Ask about screenings. Schedule annual physicals. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Below are some typical screenings and ages at which they should be started:

  • Women
    • Breast cancer: Starting at age 50 using a mammogram, or earlier if risk factors exist
    • Cervical cancer: Starting at age 21 using a Pap smear test once every three years
    • Colorectal cancer: Starting at age 50 using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy
    • Blood pressure and cholesterol: Starting at ages 18-20, and must be done at least every two years
    • PSA Screening: Starting at age 50 unless otherwise indicated.
  • Men
    • Colorectal cancer: Starting at age 50 using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy
    • Blood pressure and cholesterol: Starting at ages 18-20, and must be done at least every two years
    • PSA Screening: Starting at age 50 unless otherwise indicated.

Other screenings are available. It is important to talk with your doctor about risk factors that you possess that may indicate the need for further or more in-depth screenings.

Contact Our Attorneys For Help

If you believe you have developed an illness or disease as a result of the lack of preventative screenings, a doctor failed to screen for cancer or you have questions about preventative screening, contact us today. Your initial consultation is free of obligation and charge. You will pay us no attorneys' fees unless we are able to recover compensation in your case.

You can call us at 803-250-6829 (Columbia) or 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online.