Each year people in the United States suffer lung cancer misdiagnoses and, unfortunately, you could be one of them.  While the majority of doctors are diligent about their work and perform all of the necessary tests to make an accurate diagnosis, there are some who are not as diligent and who make a wrong diagnosis without complete and accurate information.

While a lung cancer misdiagnosis is a risk, there are things that you can do to lower the chances that it will happen to you.
Specifically you can:

  • Get a second opinion. 
  • Question your doctor about the tests he or she completes.  Ask whether an X-ray, MRI or biopsy should be done and what the tests reveal.
  • Provide a full, complete and accurate family history to your doctor.
  • Have a friend or relative come with you to all appointments as an advocate who can ask questions and advocate for your care.

If you or a loved one have suffered from a misdiagnosis of lung cancer then you may need legal help.  We encourage you to read our free report, Lung Cancer: The Risks, The Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment.  For more information about your specific case, contact an experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at The Dover Law Firm at 1.770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.

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