Slater and Gordon Lawyers help people who have suffered from delayed or wrong diagnosis of cancer due to Medical Negligence. For a free consultation call our Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded by a No Win No Fee agreement, which is formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
When you contact us for a free consultation our experts can advise you whether or not you have a claim for compensation. We can also offer home and/or hospital visits particularly for people who cannot attend our offices.
We can provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in England, Scotland & Wales from our offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Preston and Watford.
Cancer can develop in the lymph, part of the immune system which helps to fight disease. There are 2 main types: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Warning signs of lymphoma can include weight loss, tiredness, night sweats, fevers and itching.
There are various different types of lymphoma. The condition is normally diagnosed by blood tests, x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, biopsy (looking closely at tissue under a microscope and taking bone marrow samples. It is usually treated by chemotherapy, radiotherapy, steroids and other forms of therapy.
If lymphoma is diagnosed early the chance of cure may be good. Delays of a few months are unlikely to make any difference to the outcome. However if left, it is likely to grow and cancer can spread to other parts of the body.
Mistakes in diagnosing lymphoma can therefore be very serious.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have recovered large awards of compensation where mistakes have led to serious delays in diagnosis. These have included:
For people who become seriously ill with cancer and have a medical negligence claim, compensation may be very important for their quality of life. Compensation can enable them to have:
Where the patient sadly does not survive, a claim can provide for family members who relied on them financially or with domestic and other help.
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).