• Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyer: Could Lung Cancers Have Been Misdiagnosed as COVID-19?

    Posted on November 16th, 2020 admin No comments

    The COVID-19 crisis has shaken the world to its core. It’s changed daily life – transformed our work environments, reshaped how we learn, and socialize.

    And now it’s even changed how cancer misdiagnosis lawyers Cleveland will approach their cases. A recent study says as much as some lung cancers may have been misdiagnosed as COVID cases during the pandemic.

    Sky News reports:

    “A cough is a symptom for both illnesses, meaning some patients who could have lung cancer were told to stay home for fear they had coronavirus.”

    “They were therefore being diagnosed at a later stage, significantly damaging their survival chances.”

    COVID has led to a rise of misdiagnoses in cancer patients.

    “GPs are likely to misdiagnose early lung cancer symptoms as COVID-19 because of the large number of COVID-19 cases,” states a recent report from the UK Lung Cancer Coalition.

    “At least a third of patients with lung cancer have already died since the beginning of the pandemic,” states Professor David Baldwin, respiratory medicine consultant at the University of Nottingham. “Some deaths will not have been recognized as lung cancer and may have even been labeled as COVID-19.”

    Still a Deadly Disease

    COVID is a deadly disease, on track to becoming the third deadliest disease in America this year. But cancer is also a deadly disease – the second deadliest disease in America, responsible for nearly 600,000 deaths in 2018. If you or someone you love have been the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis, call us today for a free consultation with one of our Cleveland cancer misdiagnosis lawyers.