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Melanoma or skin cancer claims

If medical mistakes are made, causing delays to the treatment or diagnosis of skin cancer, melanoma, it can have life-threatening effects. 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 skin cancer become a medical negligence claim?

If diagnosed and treated quickly, the chances of recovering from skin cancer are good. However, if there are substantial delays, the cancer may grow or spread and can become life-threatening. If there have been unnecessary delays which have caused your skin cancer to worsen, you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence.

The majority of our medical negligence cases are funded by way of a No Win No Fee agreement, which means if you lose your case, you won’t have to pay anything, so there’s no financial risk to you.

How is skin cancer diagnosed?

Usually, a diagnosis of melanoma will begin with a skin examination. The NHS website states that if melanoma is suspected, you’ll be referred to a specialist dermatologist clinic and should be seen within two weeks. The specialist may request that the mole be removed and sent for a biopsy so see whether it’s cancerous.

If a diagnosis of melanoma is made, further tests may be undertaken to see whether the cancer has spread.

If you believe that there was a delay in diagnosis of your melanoma cancer which has made your cancer worse, contact one of our specialists for advice on how to make a No Win No Fee Claim.

What mistakes can be made leading to a delayed diagnosis of skin cancer?

Slight delays in diagnosing melanoma are unlikely to make much of a difference to the outcome of your condition. However, when there are significant delays, skin cancer is likely to grow and could spread to other parts of the body. Significant delays can result from a number of mistakes such as:

  • Not recognising the symptoms, such as a mole or lump bleeding or hurting, changing colour, growing in size or having an asymmetrical shape
  • Failing to carry out appropriate tests
  • Mistakes in interpreting the test results

How do I make a medical negligence claim for melanoma or skin 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 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.

Case studies

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