Doctors Accused of Failing to Diagnose Woman’s Lung Cancer

There are many different tools medical professionals have available to them that can help them detect lung cancer and its symptoms. One such tool is chest imaging. One hopes that all medical professionals here in Connecticut make sure to act properly when reading the chest imaging of patients.

When a lung cancer diagnosis is missed due to a misreading of chest imaging or other diagnosis-related negligence, the results can be catastrophic for patients. It can sometimes result in lung cancer not being detected and treated until it is in an advanced stage, which can heavily reduce a patient’s life expectancy.

Recently, a case has arisen involving an alleged negligent failure to diagnose lung cancer. The case is from another state, Illinois.

The case involves chest imaging that a man says was taken of his wife. According to the man, three doctors didn’t properly interpret this imaging and this resulted in them failing to diagnose lung cancer his wife had. The man alleges that this led to his wife dying in January 2012 from her cancer.

A lawsuit has been brought by the man in relation to these allegations. The lawsuit names two medical groups and the three above-mentioned doctors as defendants.

No patient should have to be exposed to diagnosis-related negligence when it comes to cancer.

If a person is planning to bring a medical malpractice or wrongful death claim in connection to a suspected negligent failure to diagnose cancer, they should consider obtaining the representation of a medical malpractice attorney. A medical malpractice attorney can help with the many complex issues that can come up in connection to failure to diagnose cases, such as issues regarding medical experts.

Source: The Madison-St. Clair Record, “Med mal complaint alleges doctors failed to diagnose lung cancer,” Kelly Holleran, Nov. 11, 2013