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Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims are an area our medical negligence solicitors specialize in. They have represented many victims of lung cancer misdiagnosis and have obtained significant sums in compensation on their behalf.
Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. Tragically, around 35,000 people die from lung cancer each year in the UK. However, thanks to medical advances that allow early intervention, death rates are falling and survival rates are increasing. That is why it is vital that lung cancer is diagnosed as early as possible.
Shockingly, medical data shows that cancer misdiagnosis can occur at a high rate. According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, cancer misdiagnosis occurs in up to 44 percent of cases.
If a medical professional negligently fails to diagnose lung cancer, the chances of recovery can be much worse. The longer lung cancer is left untreated, the worse it can get. That is why medical professional need to be very aware of possible lung cancer symptoms.
Our solicitors are specialists in lung cancer misdiagnosis claims and will be able to guide you through the process in a friendly and expert manner.
There are strict time limits on when you can make lung cancer misdiagnosis claims. It is really important that you seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible if you think you may have been the victim of lung cancer misdiagnosis.
Our Solicitors are experts in Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.
What is Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis?
If a medical professional has failed to diagnose your lung cancer at the earliest opportunity, you may be the victim of lung cancer misdiagnosis. Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims are made if the medical professional treating you fails to provide an acceptable level of care. If a medical professional has negligently misdiagnosed lung cancer, they have fallen below the standard of care expected of them.
If a patient complains to a medical professional about potential lung cancer symptoms it is very important that your doctor carries out routine investigations to try and diagnose your condition.
If your doctor does not investigate your symptoms, lung cancer can be misdiagnosed. It is the responsibility of your doctor to rule out the most serious conditions, including lung cancer. It is unacceptable for a doctor to make any assumption regarding your condition as this can lead to negligent misdiagnosis.
The effects of lung cancer misdiagnosis are extremely serious. If lung cancer is not diagnosed as early as possible, it can be fatal.
How to Diagnose Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer diagnosis is now easier than ever thanks to advances in medical science.
If a medical professional is observant and skilled, the condition can be detected early and treated. Despite this, incidents of lung cancer misdiagnosis continue to happen, leading to many lung cancer misdiagnosis claims. This is not acceptable, particularly when the misdiagnosis is as a result of negligence.
To diagnose lung cancer, doctors must carefully assess a patient’s symptoms, listening to and identifying any potential cancerous symptoms. Some common symptoms of lung cancer are:
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- A cough that does not go away
- Coughing up blood
- Aches and pains when breathing or coughing
These symptoms should alert a medical professional of the risk of lung cancer. Doctor have a duty to investigate your symptoms in order to rule out lung cancer.
It is not acceptable for a doctor to make an assumption that the symptoms are being caused by a less serious condition. Medical professional are trained to always rule out the most serious conditions before making any assumptions
Medical technology has provided a range of tools for doctors to help diagnose lung cancer. These include:
- CT Scans A CT scan will take detailed X-Rays of the body which provides a detailed image of inside your body. This can help doctors to identify any areas that may be abnormal.
- Ultrasound Scan An ultrasound scan will provide a doctor with a detailed image of your lungs and the surrounding area. Ultrasound uses high frequency waves to produce a detailed image of your lungs. Generally, and ultrasound scan will show abnormalities in the lungs and allow for lung cancer to be diagnosed.
- Biopsy A biopsy involves taking a sample of tissue from the lung and surrounding area to test it for cancerous cells. Although a biopsy is a more invasive procedure than others, it can be a highly effective tool for diagnosing lung cancer.
- Bronchoscopy A bronchoscopy allows a doctor to place a tube down your throat that provides a visual images inside your body. This procedure will generally be carried out under local anaesthetic. Again, this can be an invasive procedure, but can be highly effective in helping diagnose lung cancer.
All medical professionals owe their patients a “Duty of Care”. This means that if the medical professional falls below the standard that would be expected, they have been negligent. This can result in lung cancer misdiagnosis claims.
If your medical professional has failed to reach an acceptable standard of care, you may be able to make a lung cancer misdiagnosis claim. It is extremely important to take action if you have been let down. It helps to prevent the same mistakes from happening again.
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What Are Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims?
Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims can be made against a negligent healthcare provider. If you have been treated in a negligent way, the law allows you to bring a civil claim so that you can be compensated for your unnecessary pain and suffering, and for any financial loss you have suffered.
Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims should not have to be made. However, if the standard of care provided by a doctor is so poor that it is negligent, often victims only choice is to make a lung cancer misdiagnosis claim.
Our clients are not concerned with just monetary compensation, often they turn to our solicitors as a last resort as the NHS has failed to listen to them. Often, what our clients want is an explanation for why things went wrong. Unfortunately, victims often find that without making a lung cancer misdiagnosis claims, a proper explanation may never be given.
All lung cancer misdiagnosis claims have a unique set of facts. However, our lung cancer misdiagnosis claims solicitors have identified a number of factors that can often result in a medical negligence claim. These include:
- Failure by a doctor to identity symptoms
- Failure to carry out investigations
- Incorrect interpretation of test results
- Incorrect reading of ultrasound scans
If your medical professional has failed to diagnose lung cancer because of one of the above reasons, it is likely that they have been negligent,
Our lung cancer misdiagnosis claims solicitors can move quickly with your claim. However, it is vital that you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Do not delay as it can result in you missing the chance to obtain justice for your suffering.
Our Solicitors are experts in lung cancer misdiagnosis claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372.
Can I Make a Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?
You can make a lung cancer misdiagnosis claim if you have suffered unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of medical negligence. The injuries that you have suffered may have also caused you financial difficulty or unnecessary costs which you have a legal right to be compensated for.
Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims are not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, they are about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.
We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make lung cancer misdiagnosis claims. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Why Make Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims?
Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims help to avoid the same mistakes being made again. Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following a medical negligence claim. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.
No Win No Fee Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you if the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims attract varying levels of compensation. This generally depends on the impact of the medical mistake. The amount of compensation you are awarded will depend on the extent of your suffering and the details of your case. It will also depend on your personal circumstances.
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims?
Our medical negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in lung cancer misdiagnosis claims. They specialize in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area. Not only are our lung cancer misdiagnosis solicitors experts in this area, they will also provide you with support and kindness in your time of need.
We understand that our clients’ are going through one of the most distressing times of your life. We are not here simply as lawyers, we are here to help you get through by achieving the justice you deserve
Our lung cancer misdiagnosis claims solicitors will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.
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