The results of the treatment or diagnosis of lung cancer might be disastrous if mistakes are made. professional legal experts can help you obtain compensation should you have suffered due to medical malpractice.
Lung cancer patients are often found to have bloody coughing. For people with metastatic disease, one or more of the following symptoms may be present: weight loss, bone pain, or jaundice. A chest physician should search for irregularities and clubbing in order to send the patient to a primary care physician. Blood count, chest x-ray, liver tests and sputum cytology should all be part of investigations. Fibreoptic bronchoscopy should be performed if the chest x-ray shows abnormalities. To properly stage a clinical inquiry, the research team should perform a radioisotope bone scan, an ultrasound of the liver, and a CT scan.
Misdiagnosis of lung cancer
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer may respond differently to treatment. Lobectomy with adjuvant radiotherapy may be feasible in limited stage non-small cell lung cancer; otherwise, it is treated with radiotherapy. In the treatment of small cell lung cancer, chemotherapy is used.
Proving that a delay altered the outcome is a necessary prerequisite for succeeding in a medical negligence case. Sometimes this means you must show that while the cancer was held back, it developed to a more advanced stage. Therefore, it is unlikely that a delay of a few months would be enough. On the other hand, if cancer is allowed to develop, it is likely to spread and increase in severity. Mistakes in the process of identifying lung cancer could have catastrophic consequences. Claims related to a lung cancer misdiagnosis could be made for:
- Incorrect lung cancer diagnosis
- Wrong conclusions from investigation
- Incorrect staging
- Delays in referral to a chest physician to determine if more tests are required
- If you fail to examine the patient sufficiently or take an accurate history
- Small cell and non-small cell lung cancer classification mistake
If your lung cancer was incorrectly diagnosed or was missed because of negligence, our solicitors are here to help. We can assist you in fighting for compensation if the medical experts fail to:
- Link your symptoms to lung cancer
- Refer you to a specialist
- Correctly perform testing
- Give you the correct treatment after you have been diagnosed
When you have an injury or illness we are dedicated to obtaining the right result for you, be it compensation or helping you obtain specialised care and assistance.
When does lung cancer lead to a medical negligence claim?
Incorrectly diagnosing or treating lung cancer can have disastrous consequences. Failure to treat the cancer can cause severe delays and potentially allow it to spread. You may be entitled to compensation for lung cancer if this is the case.
Lung cancer diagnosis
Other tests might be used to examine a patient’s lung cancer diagnosis. These tests include:
- An x-ray of the chest
- A biopsy
- Your doctor will perform a physical examination to determine if your lymph nodes or your lungs are swollen, or you might hear an unusual sound when breathing
- CT scanning or PET-CT scanning
- A bronchoscopy is done
Lung cancer testing will continue if the results indicate that you have the disease. After that, your doctor may ask you to take other tests to see if the cancer is in earlier or later stages and has spread.
Delays can be caused by several factors
You may be entitled to claim compensation for negligence if your treatment or diagnosis is delayed because of a mistake and your condition gets worse as a result. Errors include:
- Failure to catch symptoms such as continuous coughing, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, or reduced appetite and weight
- Misdiagnoses resulting from improper interpretation of x-rays, scans, or other testing
- Careless errors in the process of obtaining the patient’s medical history
- Failure to conduct proper investigations
In the event that you suspect that errors committed by medical experts have exacerbated your lung cancer, please contact a solicitor for assistance.
Why should you work with Tiernan Medical Negligence Solicitors?
- As a result of cancer medical malpractice, Tiernan Solicitors has successfully managed a large number of injury and disease claims. After speaking with a solicitor, we will listen to your case attentively, empathically, and only propose moving forward if we believe there is merit to your claim.
- In addition, our medical negligence solicitors will compile all of the required facts for your case including medical records and oversee the submission of the claim on your behalf.
- Your recuperation and care, or the care of a family member or loved one, can be focused on when you entrust us to manage your claim on your behalf.