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 start your claim 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 Slater and Gordon 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 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)
Other problems arise when patients are misdiagnosed with cancer. Some people have undergone unnecessary medical procedures, and others have developed a severe psychological reaction to the belief that they are terminally ill.
Our 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.
Our Solicitors are well aware of the tactics that insurance companies may use to contest medical negligence claims. We use all our combined legal expertise to get the best possible results for people injured by medical negligence, through no fault of their own.
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).