Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Hold Washington DC and Maryland Physicians Accountable for Delayed Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Lung cancer is a potentially life-threatening condition, further complicated by a missed or delayed diagnosis. As with all forms of cancer, early detection and treatment is key to survival. Delays can cause the disease to advance to the point where available treatment options are ineffective. The skilled Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys of Schochor and Staton, P.A. aggressively advocate for the rights of lung cancer patients. Contact us today to secure representation you can trust.
A Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis is an all too frequent problem within the area of cancer treatment. Symptoms of lung cancer generally include coughing up blood or phlegm, unexplained weight loss, extreme fatigue, respiratory difficulty, hoarseness, and shortness of breath. When a patient presents with a variety of these symptoms, it is the duty of the treating physician to recognize the possibility of lung cancer and order the appropriate tests.
Unfortunately, even with proper testing, misdiagnosis can still occur. If the treating physician or a radiologist fails to recognize a cancerous irregularity, he or she may incorrectly diagnose the patient with a benign condition instead of a malignancy.
Aggressively Fighting for the Rights of our Clients
A successful medical malpractice lawsuit requires proof of the following:
- The physician had a duty to properly diagnose the lung cancer in a timely fashion.
- The physician breached that duty.
- The advancement of the lung cancer has caused injury.
- The injury is causally related to the physician’s failure to adequately diagnose the condition.