Cancer

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is an emotional and traumatic experience for the whole family.  A cancer diagnosis is devastating but if it should have been diagnosed earlier due to negligence, the effects can be life changing. When this occurs, you may be able to seek answers, and apology, and compensation for you and your family. 

What mistakes lead to cancer negligence claims?

A medical professional treating you owes you a duty of care to prevent harm being suffered by you.

There are many different mistakes that may be made, which could lead to a “breach of duty of care” by a medical professional. To prove that negligence has occurred, it would need to be shown that the breach of duty of care caused you harm, that was otherwise avoidable.

Cases often involve a patient seeing their GP because they are worried about their symptoms, but the GP then fails to recognise that their symptom or collective symptoms are indicative of cancer, and an onward referral to an appropriate specialist is not made. This can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment.

If you suspect that you have symptoms of any form of cancer, you should see you GP. If the GP is concerned, you should be referred to the appropriate specialist, and seen within two weeks.

Other examples of cancer related negligence include:

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Your claim is about you and the impact that the missed or delayed diagnosis has made to your life and your family, we are here to listen to your concerns so we can fight your corner and use our expert knowledge to help you to bring your claim for compensation.

We have many years’ experience with cancer negligence claim; common types of cancer cases we deal with include:

If you have a loved one who has passed a way as a result of cancer, and you believe there may have been some negligence on behalf of their treating doctors, you may still be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers understand the trauma to a family when a loved one is lost and we will do everything we can to help you, with care and sensitivity.

Why choose us?

We are specialists in delayed diagnosis, cancer and fatal claims, having obtained large amounts of compensation for many people and their families who have suffered serious clinical negligence in relation to cancer diagnosis. We push the boundaries to ensure that all avenues are explored and that even the most difficult of claim has the best chance of succeeding. At all times we put our clients first, asking the questions they want answered and ensuring they obtain the compensation they need to make life better.

No win no fee claims

We know that bringing a claim against the NHS seems daunting. We can apply for legal aid on your behalf but where this is not available or not appropriate, we offer the option of no win no fee which enables you to investigate a claim without the worry of legal fees. A member of our team will be happy to provide you with our guide to no win no fee claims or discuss this with you further. Throughout the process we are on hand to provide you with all of the help and support that you need.

Call our specialist and friendly team on 0345 2410 154 or use the contact form and we’ll call you back.

Delayed cancer diagnosis and Covid 19

The suspension of cancer screening or treatment may not necessarily give rise to a claim for damages during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, if you or a loved one have concerns that signs or symptoms have been missed, treatment has been delayed unnecessarily, or NHS guidance regarding prioritisation and delivery of treatment has been misapplied, then speak to us and we will try to find a way through with you.

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