Medical negligence

Cancer claims

Failing to treat cancer can lead to a life-threatening situation. If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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Cancer claim experts

Slater and Gordon’s medical negligence experts are ready to help you with your cancer claim. Contact us online today or call us on freephone 0161 830 9632 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

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Cancer claims

How can we help?

Failing to treat cancer can lead to a life-threatening situation. If you’ve not been treated in time or if your doctor failed to diagnose cancer, you may be entitled to No Win No Fee compensation. Below are the most common forms of cancer misdiagnosis we can help claim for.

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What are medical negligence cancer claims?

Finding out you or a loved one has cancer can be both emotional and traumatic for any family. In the majority of cases, cancer patients get the appropriate treatment quickly and get exceptional care from medical professionals.

However, when mistakes by medical professionals mean that the cancer or the prospects of recovery have been made worse, or you’ve been misdiagnosed with cancer, the effects can be devastating. When this occurs, you have the right to seek medical negligence compensation for you and your family.

What mistakes lead to cancer negligence claims?

One of the most common breaches in cancer claims is when a patient attends their GP who fails to recognise that the symptoms may be a sign of cancer and this leads to a delay in the patient being referred to a specialist, and therefore a delay being diagnosed and treated.

There are other mistakes which can lead to cancer negligence claims and these mainly fall into two separate categories:

  • Misdiagnosis: where a patient has been misdiagnosed with cancer or misdiagnosed with a less serious condition, and has unnecessary treatment or unnecessary surgery
  • Delays in diagnosis: where a GP or medical professional has misread test results, failed to read the symptoms correctly or not taken the patient seriously and as a result, there has been a delay in the treatment which has affected the seriousness of the cancer.

What proof do I need for a cancer negligence claim?

In order to bring a claim for negligent treatment of cancer, we must be able to prove that any delay or misdiagnosis that has caused you harm, could have been avoided.

If you think that a medical professional failed to fulfil their responsibilities, and their failure caused you unnecessary harm, contact us now and we'll be able to advise you on how we can gather evidence for your medical negligence claim.

What types of cancer can result in a cancer negligence claim?

It doesn’t matter what type of cancer you have. If medical professionals have been negligent in misdiagnosing cancer or delaying a cancer diagnosis, you may have the right to compensation.

The most common types of cancer cases we deal with include:

How do I pay for a cancer negligence claim?

The vast majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, otherwise known as a No Win No Fee agreement. What this means is if you lose your case, you won't have to pay anything and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you.

Contact our medical negligence specialists for a free consultation.

Can I claim on behalf of a loved one who has passed away as a result of cancer negligence?

Yes. If your loved one has passed away from cancer and it could have been avoided if they’d received the standard of care they deserved, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our specialists understand the difficulties faced when you've lost a loved one and will treat your case with the utmost sensitivity and provide you with all the advice you need. Contact our specialists today.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for cancer negligence claims, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.

We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support. Contact us for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a claim.

Case studies

Mother receives damages after negligent death of her son

A mother has received compensation after she tragically lost her infant son as a result of medical negligence.

Six-figure settlement for kidney transplant infection

A six-figure settlement was awarded to a transplant patient who was the recipient of an infected kidney, leading to serious neurological problems.

Failure to biopsy led to skin cancer and leg amputation

Our client developed skin cancer from an ulcer that wasn't investigated properly by medical professionals and as a result needed an above knee amputation.

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