MISDIAGNOSIS CAUSING GP’s NOT TO REFER 75% OF LUNG CANCER CASES
Cancer Patients Claiming £1000’s in Compensation Due to Misdiagnosis
Report finds a third of patients suffering from lung cancer have died in the first wave of the pandemic.
Due to an ongoing cough being a symptom of both lung cancer and COVID-19, patients are being advised by medical professionals to self isolate and stay away causing a surge in cancer cases being misdiagnosed.
This is resulting in lung cancer being left until later stages which dramatically lowers survival rates. Suffering at the hands of a medical professional who has missed or misdiagnosed your cancer can make your situation worse. You may have suffered unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of missed or misdiagnosed cancer, or worse, you may have lost a loved one.
The report from The UK Lung Cancer Coalition gave a starc warning that “GPs are likely to misdiagnose early lung cancer symptoms as COVID-19 because of the large number of COVID-19 cases.”
Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis of 40 Days Increases Mortality by 16%
Shocking details from the report included “It is estimated that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an additional 1,372 deaths due to lung cancer, reversing the progress achieved in lung cancer over recent years.
If you think you may have been the victim of cancer negligence, you should speak to a specialist solicitor today for a no obligation assessment of your case.
Misdiagnosis of lung cancer for just a few months can have devastating effects “With studies showing a 16% increase in mortality if the time from diagnosis to surgery is more than 40 days, a delay of three months or more can mean the progression from a potentially curative tumour towards one that is only suitable for palliative care.”
Referrals for a scan as early as possible are critical for the patients chance to fight the UK’s most deadly cancer, which kills over 35,000 each year. No matter what the reason is, incidents of cancer negligence are not acceptable. It is accepted that mistakes can be made, but negligence should never happen. Negligence is a clear sign that the medical professional has fallen below what is an acceptable standard of care.
Can I Make a Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?
You can make a lung cancer misdiagnosis claim if you have suffered unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of medical negligence. The injuries that you have suffered may have also caused you financial difficulty or unnecessary costs which you have a legal right to be compensated for.
Lung cancer misdiagnosis claims are not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, they are about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is a difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.
“It is estimated that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an additional 1,372 deaths due to lung cancer, reversing the progress achieved in lung cancer over recent years.”