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 0800 916 9049 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 London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
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.
Delays in Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis of Lymphoma
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.
Lymphoma Compensation Claims
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have recovered large awards of compensation where mistakes have led to serious delays in diagnosis. These have included:
- Failure to carry out adequate investigations;
- Carrying out x-rays or scans but of the wrong part of the body;
- Failure to heed warning signs;
- Mistakes by pathologists (doctors who examine tissue under a microscope);
- Mistakes by radiologists (doctors who interpret x-rays and scans).
Importance of Lymphoma Compensation Claims
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:
- Private medical treatment, avoiding delays and in greater comfort than in NHS hospitals;
- Nursing care at home;
- Help with housework;
- Money to make good any loss of earnings.
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.
Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or start your compensation claim online and we'll 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).