Two Types of Lung Cancer MisdiagnosesWhen most people think about the consequences of a lung cancer misdiagnosis they think about a person with cancer who was denied early treatment, who was denied his or her best shot at survival, because of a doctor’s error. This scenario is, indeed, a serious type of lung cancer misdiagnosis.
However, it is not the only type of lung cancer misdiagnosis. Sometimes when patients are diagnosed with lung cancer they are started on treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, or invasive procedures such as surgery are considered. Yet, they do not have lung cancer. Instead, they have infections or other diseases that desperately need treatment, but do not need chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.
What a Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Cost You
Whether you were misdiagnosed with lung cancer that you didn’t have or the lung cancer that you did have went undetected, you likely suffered. You may have suffered through painful treatments that you didn’t need, you may have suffered the permanent consequences of a condition left untreated, you may have lost a loved one, or your chances of survival may have decreased.
These costs are incalculable. However, you may be able to recover damages for your past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering. Our Atlanta cancer malpractice lawyers will work hard to help you recover all of the damages to which you are legally entitled.
How to Recover From the Wrong Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
If you or a loved one have suffered a lung cancer misdiagnosis, then you likely have lots of questions about what could have happened differently and about your potential recovery. We encourage you to read the free report that our Georgia medical malpractice lawyers have put together for victims of lung cancer misdiagnoses, Lung Cancer: The Risks, The Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment and we encourage you to contact an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at the Dover Law Firm today for more information about your rights. Contact us anytime at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.