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Lung cancer

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  • Posted By: Breezy27
  • January 29, 2012
  • 05:44 AM

My husband passed away in Sept 2010 . He had pancreatic cancer back in 1996 but did not find out he had a tumour on his lung unstil the end of July and he was gone 6 weeks later. He never received a definite diagnosis. I had told him that he needed to see another Dr after he had been treated for pneumonia over 3months. His Dr. did a few tests which were inconclusive and made an appointment for him to see a specialist in July. In the meantime all his Dr. did was fill him full of pain meds. The meds weren't effective. They just made him dopey. My husband had a high pain tolerance but he Said a couple of times that he didn't think he could handle the pain much longer. I feel very strongly that my husband was not diagnosed correctly soon enough and that his cancer was caused by him working for over 30 yers as a pipefitter/plumber in residental construction but mostly in industrial plants ( Steel mills, Oil refineries, and nuclear power plants. I wanted him to look into this further before he got really sick but he didn't want to be bothered.
Has anyone out there experienced anything like this? and what did you do? did you seek compensation for your loved ones death?
I would appreciate some advice.

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