PinnacleHealth has sent more than 7,000 central Pennsylvania men a letter saying tests measuring a prostate cancer indicator might have overstated their risk to get the disease. Reports say that the faulty tests occurred between May 2012 and June 26, 2012. PinnacleHealth is blaming the false positive results on a chemical used in the tests that has since been recalled. The tests in question were routine screenings meant to measure a man’s prostate specific antigens, or PSA. The tests resulted in elevated PSA numbers, and may have spurred men to have more expensive follow-up tests or other treatments.
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By Michael W. McGuckin, Esquire; Attorney for the Reading, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C. which limits their practice to medical malpractice, car, truck and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death cases, premises liability, nursing home neglect, and work injuries. Serving Berks, Schuylkill and surrounding counties for over 50 years.