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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What are misdiagnosed cancer claims?
Often 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 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 claims 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
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, who will provide you with expert advice on whether or not you have a misdiagnosed cancer claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim?
Our misdiagnosed cancer team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.
The team are highly experienced in dealing with misdiagnosed cancer claims can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but will ensure you get the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery.
Can I change my solicitors to Slater and Gordon?
If you or a family member have been seriously impacted by medical negligence, and you feel that you're not getting the specialist legal advice you need from your current solicitor, we'll be happy to discuss switching your case to Slater and Gordon. Simply call our experts on or .
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I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)