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Misdiagnosing lung cancer as something else

Posted on January 22, 2015 2:27 pm under Medical Malpractice

The American Lung Association estimated that about 402,326 individuals in the U.S. suffer from lung cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the country. In fact, lung cancer is so common that it surpassed the fatality rates of three other common cancers combined – colorectal, breast, and prostate.

One reason why many people die from lung cancer is delayed diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, some physicians might misdiagnose lung cancer as something else, such as tuberculosis, lung nodules, lymphoma, abscesses in the lungs, bronchopneumonia, or pleural effusion. This misdiagnosis may lead to unnecessary medication and delay in proper treatment, making the patient at risk of severe, sometimes life-threatening medical complications.

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help Madison residents file for a legal claim after a missed diagnosis of lung cancer. To see if we can put our experience to work for you, call us at (414) 271-0900 today.