Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer
As one of the most deadly forms of cancer, lung cancer claims nearly over 155,000 men and women every year. However, the earlier the disease is detected, the higher likelihood that person has of surviving his or her lung cancer. Sadly, many doctors fail to properly diagnose this condition promptly, instead misattributing symptoms that are commonly associated with lung cancer as an unrelated ailment. Without an accurate, timely diagnosis, life-saving treatment plans may be dangerously delayed, severely affecting an individual’s access to some of the most effective treatment options.
Symptoms Associated with Lung Cancer
In most circumstances, when a medical professional fails to properly diagnose lung cancer it is because he or she is misinterpreting symptoms that are most closely associated with lung cancer, including:
- Pain in the chest
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent, heavy cough
- Discharge of bloody mucus when coughing
- Hoarseness / lost voice
- Inexplicable weight loss
- Pain throughout the body
Doctors who observe these symptoms in their patients should be concerned enough to perform some of the most basic diagnostic tests if for no other reason than to rule out lung cancer.
Consult With a New Hampshire Lung Cancer Lawyer
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our New Hampshire lung cancer lawyers will aggressively pursue financial restitution from any negligent medical professional whose lung cancer misdiagnosis had an adverse effect on your or your loved one’s health. To discuss the particulars of your circumstances with one of our medical malpractice lawyers, please call our New Hampshire offices at (617) 426-4488 today.