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.
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.