Cancer claims

Misdiagnosed cancer claims

An incorrect cancer diagnosis can result in catastrophic injury. If a medical professional misdiagnoses your symptoms which causes you harm, Slater and Gordon’s specialist medical negligence 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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What are misdiagnosed cancer claims?

In the majority, when a patient is having their symptoms investigated, they’ll be given a correct diagnosis and correct treatment for that diagnosis. However, when the diagnosis given is incorrect, it can cause pain and suffering and can sometimes be life-threatening. If you’ve been misdiagnosed and this has caused you harm, you may be entitled to compensation.

Do I know if I have a cancer misdiagnosis claim?

If you have been given a misdiagnosis which has caused you harm, you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence. The most common types of misdiagnosed cancer claim are:

  • Where you’ve been given a misdiagnosis for something much less serious and you’ve therefore had a delay in cancer treatment
  • Where you’ve been given a diagnosis of cancer which is incorrect and have been given unnecessary treatment, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • Where you’ve been given a diagnosis of cancer which is incorrect and have been given unnecessary surgery, such as a mastectomy or hysterectomy
  • Where you’ve been given a diagnosis that you’re at risk and have had surgery, such as a mastectomy or hysterectomy
  • Where you’ve been given a diagnosis that’s caused you a severe psychological reaction, such as if you’ve been told you’re terminally ill

If you’ve suffered harm as a result of a misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to claim medical negligence compensation funded by a No Win No Fee agreement.

What mistakes can be made leading to a cancer misdiagnosis?

There are a number of mistakes that can lead to a cancer misdiagnosis, from not undertaking the appropriate tests to misinterpreting test results. If you believe a mistake lead to a cancer misdiagnosis that has caused you harm, contact our medical negligence specialists today who will provide you with expert advice on whether or not you have a claim for compensation.

The vast majority of our medical negligence cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning there’s no financial risk to you.

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

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 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 FAQs or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide for further information on how to make a claim.

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