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Smokers Welcome? Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Warn Against New Study Claiming Smokers’ Lungs Okay for Transplant Recipients
Date:2/1/2013

ef="http://www.consoleandhollawell.com/pages/philadelphia-medical-malpractice-lawyers/" title="law firm" onclick="linkClick(this.href)">law firm has won multiple million-dollar personal injury awards, believes doctors walk a dangerous line when it comes to using lungs from smokers.

“I’m sure a dying patient would take any lung regardless of whether it’s a smoker’s lung or not,” he said. “What doctors have to balance here is allowing patients to trade one type of death for another without prior knowledge. They need to know the risks, and it’s the duty of doctors to inform patients of just what they’re getting into before surgery.”

The study concluded that patients who received tissue from smokers lived just as long and as well as those who obtained lungs from non-smokers, according to NBC News. No significant difference in the rate of cancers was found, though the study did not specifically examine occurrences of lung cancer.

Richard P. Console Jr., the managing partner of Console & Hollawell P.C., has been practicing personal injury law since 1994. His firm has obtained compensation for more than 5,000 clients, including those who suffered injuries as the result of medical misdiagnosis and doctor negligence.    

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