Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis

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Lung cancer is one of the most likely cancers to be misdiagnosed. Lung cancer misdiagnosis occurs when:

•  Lung cancer is diagnosed as another condition such as tuberculosis or bronchitis

•  There is a delay in lung cancer diagnosis

•  Another condition is mistaken for lung cancer

•  A doctor fails to make a proper diagnosis of lung cancer

Lung cancer misdiagnosis may result in serious harm and/or death to a patient. A misdiagnosis of lung cancer typically cuts the survival rate in half as well as causes severe physical and emotional pain and suffering .

If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed as a result of a lung cancer misdiagnosis, please contact us today to speak to a competent and caring medical malpractice attorney who can evaluate your case and inform you of your legal options.

Lung cancer misdiagnosis is usually caused by a medical professional's negligence or wrongdoing . Frequently reported medical mistakes that have led to a lung cancer misdiagnosis include:

•  Failing to perform correct tests including x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and biopsies

•  Failing to properly asses test results

•  Failing to recognize symptoms of lung cancer

•  Mistaking lung cancer for another condition

•  Diagnosing a tumor as benign when it is cancerous

•  False positive lung cancer screening tests

•  Failing to collect all pertinent patient information such as smoking habits

•  Over-diagnosing smokers

•  Under-diagnosing non-smokers

A lung cancer misdiagnosis can cause a delay in proper care and treatment resulting in serious physical, mental, and financial losses and/or fatality. If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm due the negligence of your health care provider, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income capacity, and more .

Please contact us today to learn more about lung cancer misdiagnosis or to speak with a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney who can protect your legal rights and help you get the compensation you are entitled.

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