Lung Cancer Claims

Dealing with lung cancer is incredibly hard for patients and their families but matters can be often made a lot worse should you have been misdiagnosed and are now facing even more of a battle.

More than 43,000 people are diagnosed with lung every year in the UK, having a massive impact on their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

However, in rare cases lung cancer can be misdiagnosed, which can have extreme long term implications. If cancer is misdiagnosed it delays the patient getting the treatment they need and will often mean that their condition worsens before they are eventually treated.

If you or a loved one has suffered from negligence which has caused their condition to worsen and you would like to claim compensation the get in touch with our experienced medical negligence team by filling out a contact form or calling the number below.

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A bit about lung cancer

Over 43,00 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every single year and often symptoms are hard to pick up in the early stages. Anyone can suffer with lung cancer but 4 out of 10 people diagnosed are aged 75 or older.

There are also certain types of lung cancer:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common type
    • Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of lung cancer. It develops from mucus-producing cells that line the airways.
    • Squamous cell carcinoma develops in the cells that line the airways. It is usually caused by smoking.
    • Large cell carcinoma (sometimes called undifferentiated carcinoma) is named because of how the cancer cells look when examined under a microscope.
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), which makes up about 15-20% of lung cancers (2 in 10).
    • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) also gets its name from how the cancer cells look when examined under a microscope. It’s usually caused by smoking, and very rarely develops in someone who has never smoked. SCLC usually grows quickly and can spread quickly.

Typical symptoms of lung cancer

  • A cough that won’t go away
  • A change in a cough you have had for a long time
  • Being short of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • An ache or pain in the chest or shoulder
  • Loss of appetite
  • Losing weight
  • Feeling very tired (fatigue)
  • Ongoing chest infections

Being misdiagnosed

Lung cancer claims often arise from misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis. If you are misdiagnosed or the diagnosis is delayed it if often that the cancer will continue to grow and your condition will worsen.

This can have a huge impact on your life, it may lead to you having to have more radical treatments which may take a heavy toll on you and it may also decrease your chances of survival if the cancer is left unchecked.

Below is an example of a client that unfortunately, a delay in diagnosis can be tragic.

One of our lung cancer claim cases:

We were recently instructed by a woman who had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The diagnosis should have been many months earlier but was missed by the radiology team. Sadly, the woman passed away recently.

No Win No Fee

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

If you think you may have a medical negligence claim involving genetics, contact us today.

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