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, Federico 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.
The skilled Washington D.C. and Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. focus their efforts on representing patients harmed by various types of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis. Successfully handling medical malpractice cases since 1984, we have an extensive experience in bringing strong malpractice claims that result in maximum compensation when health care providers fail to diagnose or misdiagnose lung cancer.
Listen to this segment where Kerry D. Staton discusses one man’s malignant lesion that continued to grow for five years before his doctors finally diagnosed him with cancer. Unfortunately, by that time, the cancer had spread to his entire body. If the doctors had diagnosed his cancer in a timely manner, they would have been able to save his life. This is a clear case of lung cancer misdiagnosis and negligence. Click to hear the details of this devastating case.
Let Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Fight for Your Interests
At Schochor, Federico, and Staton, P.A. we have filed more medical negligence cases than any other law firm in Maryland. We are proud to say that we have won over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you or a loved one was harmed by a lung cancer misdiagnosis, contact the law firm that fights for the residents of Baltimore, Washington DC and Maryland. Call Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. at 410-234-1000 for a free consultation.