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Lung Cancer - Toronto Malpractice Lawyer


Our Toronto lung cancer lawyers are currently arranging representation for people from all around Ontario who have been injured by medical malpractice. All of our Toronto based lawyers use contingency fee arrangements to represent their clients in lung cancer medical malpractice cases - if your lawyer doesn't achieve settlement then he doesn't get paid. If you have been a victim of lung cancer medical malpractice in Toronto or Ontario we can assist you to assert your legal rights to receive the compensation that you need and deserve.

Biopsy Diagnosis

This condition is usually diagnosed by a biopsy which is the removal of a small sample of tissue for examination under a microscope by a pathologist. A number of procedures may be used to obtain this tissue:

  • A hypodermic needle is inserted into the tumour through the chest wall to remove a tissue sample.
  • A bronchoscope is inserted through the mouth or nose and into the windpipe to look at the lungs and collect small samples of tissue.
  • Laparoscopy techniques can be used to obtain a tissue sample.
  • A small amount of the fluid that surrounds the lungs can removed using a hypodermic needle.

Clinical Testing

Other tests can be used to determine the extent of the lung cancer including:

  • Mediastinoscopy can determine whether cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the chest.
  • Radionuclide scanning can show whether cancer has spread to other organs, such as the liver.
  • MRI, CAT or CT scan.

Early Diagnosis

The usual key to successful treatment is early diagnosis and many medical mistakes can lead to a delay in diagnosis which may deprive patients of the chance for a cure. If health care professionals fail through their negligence to diagnose this illness in a timely manner then they may become liable to pay compensation for lung cancer medical malpractice. Delays in diagnosis may cause a worsening of the illness and are often as a result of failure to :-

  • Refer to a patient who exhibits typical symptoms to a specialist.
  • Have a biopsy performed when the physical examination results are abnormal.
  • Make arrangements to carry out the appropriate tests when a patient exhibits symptoms.
  • Take appropriate action following receipt of an unfavorable biopsy results.
  • Monitor patients with cancer in the family.
  • Recommend appropriate treatment options.
  • Retrieve lost records, notes and test results.

Asbestos & Smoking

There is a well documented increased in the incidence in individuals who are exposed to asbestos fibers. While cigarette smoking is the most well known cause, asbestos is recognized as a potent lung carcinogen particularly when combined with cigarette smoking. Studies have revealed that when both asbestos fibers and cigarette smoke are inhaled, there is a synergistic effect which multiplies the risk of each carcinogen. It is estimated that smokers who are also exposed to asbestos have seven times more chance of contracting cancer of the lungs.

Toronto Lung Cancer Lawyers

Early diagnosis of lung cancer may mean less financial hardship, less pain and suffering, and a greater chance of survival. If you believe that a hospital, clinic, doctor, radiologist, nurse or technician has been responsible for medical malpractice and you would like free advice on personal injury settlements then just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our Toronto offices and a Toronto lung cancer lawyer will telephone you with no obligation.