Lung cancer is a familiar and far too common type of cancer for many Americans. According to the American Cancer Society, there were over 224,000 new cases in 2014. That number makes it the third most prevalent type of cancer behind breast and prostate cancer. There are many different types of lung cancer and many different ways you can be put at risk. If you developed lung cancer as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Medical Claim Legal can help you find out.
Types of Lung Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, there are three main classifications of lung cancer:
- non-small cell – most common
- small cell – also known as “oat cell cancer”
- carcinoid lung tumor – least common
All three types of lung cancer are serious. Over 150,000 people have died from these types of cancer this year.
Lung Cancer and Negligence
The most common and well known cause of lung cancer is smoking. However, there are many other ways that one may be put at risk for lung cancer. Some of these are not your fault at all. Exposure to asbestos in older buildings puts people at a higher risk of lung cancer. Lung cancer can also develop if mesothelioma is present in the body. Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops in the tissue walls of the human body, most commonly in the chest and abdomen.
Another type of negligence surrounding cancer is if a medical professional misdiagnoses your type of cancer. Each type of cancer requires a unique treatment program. If your doctor does not properly identify your cancer type, there can be serious repercussions.
How Medical Claim Legal can Help You
Medical Claim Legal has lawyers specifically trained in medical negligence litigation. If you believe your lung cancer was the result of exposure to a chemical or material, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call Medical Claim Legal today for a free consultation.
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