Across the developed world, almost 90% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. In the early stages, lung cancer may manifest itself in your body as bone pain, a fever or weight loss. All of these symptoms are non-specific and can indicate other health problems. They don’t automatically throw up a red flag to you or your doctor. 10% of people with lung cancer don’t even have symptoms at the time they’re diagnosed, which means that the cancer may have already aggressively spread. If you suspect you have it, it can be detected with a chest x-ray or a CT scan, and then confirmed with a biopsy. But chest x-rays are not part of a routine exam, especially if you’re not a smoker. Depending on your symptoms and their severity, your doctor may not be inclined to test you for lung cancer. As a result, a delayed diagnosis may occur and you are left to suffer the consequences. But don’t go it alone. We can provide you with your next best steps and partner together towards a victory in this uncertain time.
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There are some key signs to look for if you think that you may have lung cancer. Depending on the type of cancer that you have, you may experience a cough that doesn’t go away or be coughing up blood. Shortness of breath, wheezing and chest pain, fatigue and sudden weight loss may indicate a problem as well. If you have a doctor that doesn’t diagnose it in time, you may find yourself fighting an uphill battle. Let our expert team of delayed diagnosis lung cancer attorneys help you up that hill to reach the justice you deserve.
It’s no surprise that smoking cigarettes is the most common contributing factor to lung cancer, but there are other culprits responsible for the disease too. Radon exposure is the second major cause of lung cancer after smoking according to studies from the National Institute of Environmental Health. What makes it so tricky to manage is that it’s a colorless, odorless gas and depending on where you live, you may be exposed to it on a regular basis without even knowing it. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 1 in 15 homes in the United States have radon levels that surpass the recommended guidelines, which puts people at a 50% higher risk for developing lung cancer than those who live in lower radon areas. Other factors like exposure to asbestos, second-hand smoke, air pollution and viral infections can increase your risk of cancer as well. Even high levels of arsenic typically found in drinking water can bring on lung cancer.
A New York Lung Cancer Delayed Diagnosis Attorney at the Law Office of Michael Gunzburg can help patients with negligence cases including:
- Cancer Attorney
- Failure to Diagnosis Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
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Whether or not you smoke is within your control. Air pollution, arsenic, radon, asbestos exposure and viral infections are largely outside of your control. If you’ve turned to your doctor for help only to find that they diagnosed your lung cancer too late, turn to our dedicated team of delayed diagnoses lung cancer attorneys. We only take on a limited number of cases so that we can give our clients the undivided attention that they deserve. Michael Gunzburg, P.C. has secured millions of dollars in personal injury settlements for clients that are the victims of medical malpractice. How much can we secure for you and your family?
Michael Gunzburgh is an experienced New York Lung Cancer Delayed Diagnosis Attorney serving the New York Metropolitan area including: New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange County.
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Are you a victim of lung cancer delayed diagnosis? If so, contact a New York Lung Cancer Delayed Diagnosis Attorney at the Law Office of Michael Gunzburg today!