Lung Cancer - Diagnosis Errors: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:41 by admin
Failure to properly diagnose lung cancer, or a significant delay in diagnosing the disease, can radically lessen a patient's chances of survival. Medical errors associated with lung cancer treatment result in numerous medical malpractice lawsuits each year.

As is obvious, discovering lung cancer while the disease is in its early stages is critical. Unfortunately, some doctors fail to recognize the symptoms of lung cancer, or fail to appreciate the risk factors associated with the disease.

The most common lung cancer diagnosis errors that lead to medical malpractice lawsuits include:

- failure of the doctor to order chest x-ray, CT scan, of MRI procedures,
- failure to properly evaluate x-ray, CT scan, or MRI results,
- failure to recognize classic symptoms of lung cancer, such as chest pain, cough, and recurrent upper respiratory tract infections.

Don't pay for your doctor's negligence. If you are living with the consequences of a misdiagnosis, or if a loved one needlessly died because of a healthcare professional's negligence, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Diagnosis Errors
  2. Lung Cancer: Overview
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