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.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers can offer immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. We also offer home and/or hospital visits for people who cannot attend one of offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Delays in Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis of Melanoma
If melanoma is diagnosed early the chance of cure is normally 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 melanoma can be very serious.
Melanoma Compensation Claims
We have recovered large awards of compensation where mistakes have led to serious delays in diagnosis. These have included:
- Failure to carry out an adequate examination;
- Failing to advise a patient to return if a suspicious lump changed or grew;
- Mistakes by pathologists (doctors who examine tissue under a microscope);
- Mistaking melanoma for basal cell carcinoma (another form of skin cancer) which is less dangerous.
Importance of Melanoma 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 their dependants.
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).