**FOR SMOKERS: Even if you have a long history of smoking cigarettes, you may very well have a strong malpractice case if your doctor failed to diagnose your lung cancer in a timely manner. Doctors are obligated to order an annual screening test for the lungs called a low-dose CT scan for patients who have (or had) a smoking history for a sufficient length of time. This screening test is designed to increase the odds that lung cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, before it has a chance to spread. This medical obligation is known as screening or surveillance medicine, and the details can be found here. If you have a history of smoking cigarettes and you’ve been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer, contact us immediately for a free consultation and investigation.
Doctors have at their disposal state-of-the-art tools to identify and diagnose lung cancer at an early stage. But too often, they either fail to order the appropriate tests, order the test but don’t read the results, or fail to interpret the test results correctly. This sort of medical malpractice can have devastating effects. Instead of being diagnosed early, when treatment can work, cancerous tumors are allowed to grow and spread for months, or even years.
The lawyers at the Porter Law Group have secured millions of dollars* for people whose lung cancer diagnosis was delayed. We can recover compensation for you if your doctors:
- failed to order and perform a CT scan of your chest
- failed to order and perform an x-rays of your chest
- failed to order and perform MRI of your chest
- failed to order and perform a PET scan
- failed to order other screening tests
- failed to order a timely lung biopsy
- failed to properly read or interpret your imaging results
- failed to properly learn and respond to your pertinent medical history
- failed to order appropriate follow-up tests
- failed to appropriately educate you about the risks of not being screened
Think you’re alone? You’re not. To learn more about the stories of people we’ve represented in lawsuits because their doctors failed to diagnose their cancer in a timely manner, click here. Your doctors owe it to you to order the appropriate tests, and to properly interpret the results. If you’ve been denied available treatments, or you’re now facing a decreased survival rate because of your doctors’ failure to diagnose your cancer, call us for a free case evaluation.
Our lawyers and team of board-certified medical experts are here to give you and your family the answers you deserve.
Screening for Lung Cancer: The key to surviving a lung cancer diagnosis is early detection. To learn more about the tools your doctor should use to diagnose lung cancer early, click here. If your doctor failed to order these tests, or misinterpreted your test results, and delayed your cancer diagnosis, contact us for a free case evaluation.
The Medical Team We Use to Investigate Your Case: We have longstanding relationships with many of the top medical experts in this field. We hire these experts to review your medical records and test results, and determine whether your lung cancer should have been diagnosed sooner. If you suspect you’ve been the victim of a doctors’ failure to make a timely diagnosis of your cancer, contact us for a free case evaluation.
Taking Care of Your Family: If you’re worried about who will take care of your family should your cancer prove fatal, or if you’re worried about how you’ll pay for your medical bills, learn more about the compensation you might be able to recover if your doctor failed to make a timely diagnosis of your cancer. See the results* we have obtained for our clients due to their doctors’ failure to diagnose their cancer early.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.