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Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
If you or somebody you know has suffered due to lung cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, JMW can help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled. We have vast experience in helping people bring a successful claim when they have suffered due to negligence, and can do the same for you.
Speak to our expert team today by giving us a call on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we can discuss your lung cancer claim in more detail and provide the expert guidance you need.
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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. As a result, it is not unheard of for diagnosis to be missed at the point when it is easiest to treat.
Also, there is also a danger that lung cancer may be mistaken for another condition, therefore resulting in a correct diagnosis being delayed. Conditions for which the disease may be mistook 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.
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 and these include:
- Passive smoking
- Radon (a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in some uranium present in rocks and soils)
If you suffer from symptoms such as a persistent cough or breathlessness, your GP will likely perform a number of tests on you, such as asking you to breathe into a spirometer device to measure how much air you breathe in and a blood test. A chest X-ray will 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, there is potential for lung cancer diagnosis to be either missed or delayed. In such instances, JMW can help you claim the lung cancer compensation to which you are entitled.
JMW is best placed to pursue your lung cancer misdiagnosis because we have a wealth of experience in clinical negligence claims and our team is one of the most highly respected in the country. Headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, it includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence 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.