Cancer claims

Cervical cancer claims

Mistakes made when treating or diagnosing cervical cancer can be devastating. 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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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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When does cervical cancer become a medical negligence claim?

Although in the majority patients suffering from cervical cancer receive a high standard of care, mistakes and delays can happen. Any mistakes or delays when it comes to diagnosing cervical or ovarian cancer can be life-threatening and have serious consequences for the patient. When these mistakes do happen, you may be entitled to compensation.

What are the symptoms of cervical or ovarian cancer?

Symptoms of cervical cancer include:

  • A heavy flow
  • Pain or bleeding during sex
  • Unusual vaginal discharge or
  • Changes in your cycle

There are often other reasons why each of these symptoms may occur, but given the seriousness of cervical cancer, mistakes or delays in diagnosis could be life-threatening.

What are the most common causes of delays?

The most common mistakes that cause delays in diagnosing cervical cancer are:

  • Failure to recognise the symptoms of cervical cancer
  • Failure to carry out adequate examinations or tests
  • Failure to advise a patient to return if their symptoms persist or worsen
  • Mistakes by medical professionals who interpret smear tests
  • Mistakes by medical professionals who interpret other test results

If you believe negligent delays caused your cancer to get worse, please contact one of our experts for advice on making a No Win No Fee compensation claim.

Other than delays, what other mistakes can result in medical negligence claims for cervical cancer?

There are unfortunately times when mistakes can be made during treatment or surgery. The most common mistakes include:

  • Mistake during hysterectomy
  • Mistake during radiation, failure to preserve the eggs
  • Mistake during chemotherapy

If you’re not sure whether you’re suffering is as a result of medical negligence, please contact one of our experts and we’ll advise you on whether or not you have a claim for compensation

The majority of our cases are funded by Conditional Fee Agreements, most commonly known as No Win No Fee agreements. This means if you lose your case, you will not have to pay any legal costs and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you.

How do I make a medical negligence claim for cervical cancer?

Our medical negligence team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. The team are highly experienced in dealing with negligent cancer claims and can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but can ensure you get the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery. Visit our Medical Negligence FAQ or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide for further information on how to make a claim.

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