According to a Suburban News article posted on NJ.com, New Jersey residents will be participating in the third annual Free to Breathe® Morris County 3.5-Mile Walk on September 23, 2012 at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, New Jersey. The event will benefit research, as well as education and wellness programs of the National Lung Cancer Partnership.
Lung cancer survivors, friends, advocates, and family will participate in the event. There are more than 40 Free to Breathe events in 26 states being held in 2012, helping to bring awareness of the leading causes of cancer death to thousands of people, as well as to raise funds which will directly help patients. Online registration, at $20, for the September 23 event closes on September 19, 2012; mail-in registration, at $23, must be received by September 17, 2012; and registration on the day of the event begins at 10:00 a.m. and costs $25. More information is available at http://participate.freetobreathe.org/.
The leading cause of cancer death in New Jersey, and across the nation, is lung cancer. The disease claims more lives than colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined. By raising funds through events to raise awareness and benefit research, it is hoped that more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment can be developed; affecting a patient’s prognosis.
A patient’s prognosis is affected by the actions and inactions of their treating healthcare professionals. If a healthcare professional misdiagnoses, fails to diagnose, or fails to timely and effectively diagnose and treat his or her patient for lung cancer, it can significantly jeopardize their chances for survival.
If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a healthcare professional’s failure to perform his or her duties mandated by appropriate standards of medical care, you may be entitled to pursue legal action surrounding the injuries and other damages caused by such medical negligence.
The knowledgeable New Jersey lung cancer misdiagnosis lawyers at Blume Forte can help you understand your legal rights and potential options. To find out whether your potential claim may have merit, call us at (973) 635-5400.