Gynecologic Oncology Expert Witnesses
The expertise you need for cases involving ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer
Gynecologic oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, and vulvar cancer. Gynecologic oncologists are medical doctors with specialized training in diagnosing and treating these cancers. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and pathologists, to provide comprehensive care for women with gynecologic cancers.
Following medical school, physicians in this field must complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology which typically takes four years. Following completion of the residency, one must then complete a fellowship in gynecologic oncology which typically takes an additional three to four years. Board Certification in gynecologic oncology is administered by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).
What is gynecologic oncology malpractice?
Since gynecologic oncologists treat life-threatening cancers, malpractice in this medical specialty is a serious matter. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of ovarian or cervical cancer can have life-threatening implications, as can failure to follow standards of care in cancer treatment. A gynecological oncologist may also fail to communicate with the patient’s primary care provider or other specialists.
The role of a gynecologic oncologist as an expert witness
In cases involving misdiagnosis or substandard treatment of gynecological cancers, a Board-Certified gynecologic oncologist can explain the applicable standards of care and offer a professional opinion on whether those standards were met. A gynecologic oncologist can also educate the jury and judge about the medical aspects of the case, including the diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic cancers, the risks and benefits of various treatments, and the cost, potential complications, and expected outcomes of those treatments.
We can find the right consultant for your legal matter
Legal matters involving cancer misdiagnosis and treatment have high stakes, and the right medical expert plays a critical role in getting to the truth of the matter. If you are considering a case involving uterine cancer, cervical cancer, or malpractice committed by a gynecologic oncologist, Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants can help. Contact us today for a free case summary review.