Delayed Diagnosis of Lung Cancer in Pennsylvania
Although lung cancer is often fatal, if detected early, it can sometimes be treated successfully. Unfortunately, lung cancer often presents as some other illness or condition, delaying the diagnosis and treatment that could save the patient’s life. Moreover, there are no universally accepted diagnostic tests for identifying lung cancer. Despite this, it is possible to detect it at a treatable stage.
Attorneys Working Hard for Clients With Lung Cancer and Their Families
At Raizman Frischman & Rizza, P.C., our Pennsylvania lawyers help lung cancer patients and their families obtain compensation for their pain and suffering, decreased quality of life, lost wages, and medical expenses because of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed lung cancer. We are known as hard-working attorneys who explore all possible sources of compensation and develop an in-depth understanding of each client’s case.
Examples of Medical Negligence
Our clients with lung cancer have experienced incidents of medical negligence, such as:
- Doctor failing to identify patient at greater risk for lung cancer because of family or personal history
- Physician failing to follow up on patient report of symptoms consistent with lung cancer
- Doctor failing to interpret routine blood test results that suggested cancer
- Physician failing to investigate a suspicious mass on a routine or pre-surgical chest X-ray
- Physician failing to refer patient with possible lung cancer symptoms to a specialist
Wrongful Death Claims Are Common in Lung Cancer Cases
When a diagnosis is delayed because of errors such as these, the prognosis for the patient is not good. When families suffer the loss of a loved one because of misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis of lung cancer, they are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. We know that money will not entirely remove the pain of a premature death due to undiagnosed lung cancer. However, it can relieve a family’s anxiety about the future and help them pick up the pieces of their lives.
Contact Our Law Firm
If you or a loved one has had lung cancer that was untreated due to medical error, call our Pittsburgh lung cancer misdiagnosis attorneys at 877-206-3829 to schedule your free initial consultation. Or send us an e-mail to learn about our cases involving delayed lung cancer diagnosis.