Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating. Knowing that the diagnosis should have been made earlier or, in some cases, not made at all, is worse. Slater & Gordon Lawyers’ highly acclaimed medical negligence team has brought compensation claims for medical negligence arising from delayed or wrong diagnosis of cancer.
Our approach to delayed diagnosis of cancer claims
Cancer develops through various stages. Where opportunities for diagnosis are missed and the condition has developed to a more advanced stage, the delay will have made a difference to the outcome. Sometimes the effect is extremely serious. However, a delay of a few months will not normally make a difference.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have won compensation for many people who had a delayed diagnosis of cancer because:
• X-rays and scans were misinterpreted
• Tissue samples and smears were wrongly interpreted by pathologists
• Adequate investigation was not carried out.
Substantial compensation has been won in claims for medical negligence arising from the delayed diagnosis of:
• Melanoma (skin cancer)
• Lung cancer
• Bowel cancer
• Cervical cancer
• Breast cancer
• Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph)
Our approach to incorrect diagnosis of cancer
Other problems arise when patients are misdiagnosed with cancer. Some have undergone unnecessary procedures, and others have developed a severe psychological reaction to the belief that they are terminally ill.
Our expert medical negligence solicitors have won unusually high awards for patients who have wrongly been diagnosed with breast cancer and who have had breast tissue removed unnecessarily.
Contact us today to talk about your delayed or misdiagnosed cancer claim
Please call 0800 916 9049, email email@example.com or use the short online enquiry form. Our expert medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you on funding options for your medical negligence claim, and on potential time constraints.