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Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
If you or a loved one have suffered due to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of lung cancer, our clinical negligence solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. We are highly experienced in helping people who have suffered due to the negligence of medical staff, meaning we are well placed to assist you at this difficult time.
We understand that claiming compensation may seem daunting, but making a lung cancer misdiagnosis claim can provide financial assistance to help you and your family to move forward.
For a free, no-obligation discussion with one of our clinical negligence experts, contact JMW today by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.
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Lung cancer is among the most common forms of cancer and is certainly among the most serious. If diagnosis of the disease is missed or delayed, this can have very serious consequences and it is therefore imperative that you are able to access compensation to help make up for the pain and suffering needlessly caused.
Often, lung cancer in its earliest stages will have no symptoms, so it is not unheard of for a diagnosis to be missed at the point when it is easiest to treat. Also, there is a danger that lung cancer may be mistaken for another condition, resulting in a correct diagnosis being delayed.
Conditions for which the disease may be mistaken for can include:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
If you do suffer from one of the conditions mentioned above, there is also a risk that a diagnosis for lung cancer may be overlooked.
JMW is best placed to pursue your lung cancer misdiagnosis because we have a wealth of experience in clinical negligence claims. Our team, headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, is one of the most highly-respected in the country and includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel.
We take a proactive and direct approach to every claim we take on and we will keep you updated throughout, ensuring you have all of the information you need and providing the peace of mind that everything is progressing as it should be.
What are the causes of lung cancer?
Smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer and is responsible for the majority of lung cancer claims. However, there are other causes of the disease, which include:
- Passive smoking
- Radon (a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in some radium present in rocks and soils)
Find out more about the causes of lung cancer from the Mayo Clinic.
How is lung cancer diagnosed?
If you suffer from symptoms such as a persistent cough or breathlessness, your GP will likely perform a number of tests on you, including breathing into a spirometer device to measure how much air you breathe in and a blood test. A chest X-ray will also typically be taken in the diagnosis of lung cancer, and other tests performed can include a computerised tomography (CT) scan, positron emission tomography computerised tomography (PET-CT) scan, bronchoscopy and biopsy.
If mistakes are made during any of these tests, a lung cancer diagnosis may be missed or delayed. In such instances, JMW can help you claim the lung cancer compensation to which you are entitled.
The NHS website includes further information about the diagnosis of lung cancer.
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Speak to our knowledgeable and experienced solicitors today by calling JMW Solicitors on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.