Cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis compensation claims
Our Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers represent patients who have been negligently diagnosed, experienced a delay in diagnosis or have received a substandard level of cancer care or inappropriate treatment plan.
A common circumstance leading to a cancer misdiagnosis case often relates to a GP, dentist or ophthalmologist missing typical symptoms of cancer and not referring a patient to hospital for appropriate tests as per the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. Hospitals can also be negligent in interpreting test results and scan results, which in turn leads to a correct diagnosis not being provided and therefore a delay in much needed treatment.
Specialist and urgent assistance
Due to the sensitive and urgent nature of cancer misdiagnosis and delayed cancer diagnosis compensation claims we ensure that cancer compensation claims are allocated to a lawyer with a specialism in oncology legal actions. We fight robustly for your rights and where appropriate will seek an early interim payment of your damages to assist with private treatment or rehabilitation if it is considered to reasonably assist you. Our cancer medical negligence solicitors are also aware of the financial burden a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer can cause and we will look to recover any associated financial losses for you to ease financial hardship at this already difficult time.
Types of cancer negligence compensation claims
Our Medical Negligence lawyers deal with a wide range of cancer Medical Negligence claims against GPs, the NHS and Private Hospitals. There are in excess of 200 different forms of cancer. Our team have advised up a wide range of cancer Medical Negligence compensation claims including but not limited to:
- brain tumours
- breast cancer
- bowel / rectum cancer
- bone cancer
- cervical cancer
- colon cancer
- colorectal cancer
- eye cancer
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- kidney cancer
- leukaemia (blood)
- liver cancer
- lung cancer
- non hodgkin lymphoma
- oral / mouth / tongue Cancer
- ovarian cancer
- pancreatic cancer
- prostate cancer
- skin cancer, in particular melanoma
- testicular cancer
- vaginal cancer
- womb cancer.
The failure to diagnose cancer or a delay in diagnosis can be devastating and may have an impact upon life expectancy, the invasive treatments required as a result of the cancer progressing and the duration of treatment needed.
If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation as a result of a delayed cancer diagnosis, misdiagnosis or a failure to provide the recommended standard of cancer care please call one of our Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat, or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.
If the matter is particularly sensitive and immediate assistance is required then we can arrange for one of the Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers to meet you at the hospital or at home.