New York Lung Cancer Malpractice Lawyers
Fighting on Behalf of Victims of Medical Negligence in New Jersey & the Nearby Areas
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the United States. According to The American Cancer Society, an estimated 228,820 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year (2020), resulting in approximately 135,720 deaths. As with most types of cancer, early detection and treatment are critical for recovery.
When doctors are negligent and fail to diagnose lung cancer in a timely manner—or misdiagnose lung cancer as something else altogether—patients and their families suffer needlessly. At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we are committed to obtaining justice on behalf of victims and their loved ones by working to hold negligent health care providers accountable. With decades of combined experience, our New York lung cancer malpractice lawyers have a proven record of success, having secured more than $200 million to date for their clients.
If you think you may have been the victim of lung cancer malpractice in New York or New Jersey, give us a call at (800) 817-5029 and request a free initial consultation.
What Causes Lung Cancer?
The leading cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking and, as most Americans know, tobacco manufacturers have paid billions of dollars in compensation to victims who were sickened and/or killed by their deadly products. Additionally, second-hand smoke is a major cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and around the globe. Second-hand smoke occurs when airborne cigarette smoke is inhaled by others who are nearby someone who is smoking a cigarette. But cigarette smoke isn’t the only airborne carcinogen that causes lung cancer.
Exposure to asbestos causes a pernicious, incurable cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities called mesothelioma. Additionally, exposure to radon, present in indoor and outdoor air, can cause lung cancer. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 12% of all lung cancer is attributable to radon gas (approx. 21,000 deaths annually).
Certain occupations that expose workers to dangerous chemicals—such as arsenic, chromium, nickel, aromatic hydrocarbons and ethers—increase the risk of lung cancer. And even prolonged exposure to air pollution from motor vehicles and factories can cause lung cancer. In fact, many experts believe that prolonged exposure to polluted air is similar in its effects on the lung to passive smoke from cigarettes.
If you or a loved one was exposed to toxic substances and was later diagnosed with lung cancer, we strongly urge you to call Simonson Goodman Platzer PC and speak to one of our New York lung cancer attorneys. You could be entitled to financial compensation for your losses.
Delayed Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
Lung cancer malpractice claims often stem from toxic exposure or diagnostic errors. Delayed or missed diagnoses of lung cancer can be deadly—and such mistakes are unacceptable. Medical professionals are required to follow a certain standard of care, which helps prevent simple errors in diagnosing illnesses, such as cancer. When they are negligent, providing patients with substandard care, they can be held accountable.
You may have grounds for a lung cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis claim if your medical team:
- Ignored your symptoms
- Failed to order a biopsy
- Did not order any diagnostic testing
- Ordered improper tests
- Misread biopsy results
- Incorrectly analyzed lab test results
- Missed cancer during testing
- Misdiagnosed you with another illness/condition
Essentially, if your medical provider was in any way negligent or failed to uphold the standard of care, you could have the right to seek financial compensation for your damages. This might include: additional medical care costs, lost income/wages, reduced or lost quality of life, pain and suffering, and, in the event that your loved one died, wrongful death damages.
Call Us for a Free Consultation
When you reach out to our firm, there is absolutely no fee and no obligation to hire us. Should you choose to work with our attorneys, you will get the benefit of a highly experienced and skilled partner working on your case from start to finish. You will never be passed to an assistant or paralegal.
We provide free initial consultations and conduct all of our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that our attorneys’ fees are contingent on them winning; if we do not secure a settlement or verdict in your favor, you do not owe us a dime.