Our Medical Negligence Solicitors offer a free consultation to help you understand if you have a claim for breast cancer compensation. Call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9049 or start your claim online and we will call you.
98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
We can provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK from our offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
When you contact Slater and Gordon and provide the details of what happened, a No Win, No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitor will review your claim based on the information you provide; this also helps us to determine how successful your compensation claim is likely to be.
Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours 7 days a week.
Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer
Mistakes in falsely diagnosing breast cancer can be very serious. Breast cancer is normally diagnosed by a combination of 3 types of investigation: clinical examination, ultrasound scan or mammogram and biopsy (analysis of cells under a microscope by a pathologist). This is known as the ‘Triple Test’. Breast cancer should only be diagnosed where there results of all 3 investigations suggest that a growth is cancer.
Mistakes sometimes occur when women are told they have breast cancer when they do not. This may be because of mistakes by Pathologists in analysing cells under a microscope. Alternatively it can be because a Doctor assumes a condition is cancer despite one of the investigations being negative.
A wrong or late diagnosis of breast cancer may lead to:
- More breast tissue being removed that necessary
- Cosmetic deformity to the breast
- Lymph nodes being unnecessarily removed from the armpit (axilla)
- Lymphoedema, a disabling condition where the arm swells and becomes painful
- Unnecessary anxiety.
Breast Cancer Compensation Claims
Medical Negligence Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers have recovered large awards of compensation where medical mistakes or clinical errors led to unnecessary diagnosis of breast cancer.
Our Solicitors provide the prompt, responsive & sympathetic service that you need; to get your breast cancer compensation claim settled as quickly and as successfully as possible.
Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or start your compensation claim online and we will call you.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).