Lung and Respiratory Claims

Conditions and diseases affecting the lungs and respiratory system can include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)

Lung and Respiratory Claims

There may be a number of medical professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and after care of your condition. For instance, these could include your GP, the A&E department, an anaesthetist, radiographer and/ or a respiratory physician. But the one thing they all have in common is that they all owe you a duty of care. 

Medical negligence can occur in lots of ways, but some of the more obvious examples include:

  • Delay in diagnosing lung cancer
  • Failure to diagnose and / or treat lung infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Causing pneumothorax by negligent administration of anaesthetic / brachial plexus block
  • Causing pneumothorax during surgery
  • Failure to diagnose and treat pulmonary embolism
  • Negligent lung surgery
  • Failure to identify lung injury / tumors on x-rays and scans

Proving a medical negligence case involving lung and respiratory claims:

  • Breach of duty: Medical professionals owe a duty of care to you when they consider your symptoms, diagnose, treat, or refer for further investigations. We have to prove, with expert evidence, that the standard of care you received fell below that of a reasonable and competent clinician and was therefore negligent.
  • Harm: we need to prove that the negligence caused you harm

If you’ve suffered harm as a result of negligence, we could help you make a no win, no fee claim for compensation. Call us now to discuss your circumstances and we’ll advise whether we can help you to make a claim.

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