If you or a loved one have not been treated in time or your GP failed to refer you for tests creating a life-threatening situation, we may be able to help you make a cancer negligence claim.
Claiming Cancer Negligence Compensation
When you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer it can be emotional and distressing for the whole family. In most cases, cancer patients receive excellent care from healthcare professionals and get the treatment they need quickly giving them the best chance of survival.
Unfortunately, there are occasions where healthcare professionals make mistakes and you may not receive the satisfactory care that you deserve. The consequences of for example, delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer can have a devastating impact on your family. When this happens, you have the right to seek legal advice from medical negligence solicitors to pursue a cancer negligence claim.
By pursuing a cancer medical negligence claim, you’re seeking money to compensate you for the negligence you have received from healthcare professionals.
Types of Cancer Medical Negligence Claims
There are more than 200 different types of cancer and each type of cancer is diagnosed and treated in a specific way. You do not need a certain type of cancer to be able to proceed with a medical negligence cancer claim. To be able to pursue a claim, our solicitors must be able to prove that negligence that could have been avoided has caused you harm.
Our team of medical negligence experts have handled many cancer negligence claims relating to delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, mistreatment and failure to treat of most cancers including:
- Breast Cancer Negligence Claims
- Lung Cancer Negligence Claims
- Bowel Cancer Negligence Claims
- Prostate Cancer Negligence Claims
- Cervical Cancer Negligence Claims
- Skin Cancer Negligence Claims
Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Claims
The most common compensation claims relating to cancer are when a healthcare professional fails to recognise the symptoms, carry out the correct investigations, or make late diagnosis or referral to a specialist which causes a delay in diagnosis. As a result of this you may need different or more invasive treatment.
For example, a patient may have symptoms of breast cancer which their GP failed to detect the symptoms of early on and therefore, the patient requires chemotherapy as well as surgery. Going through stronger and more grueling treatment could have a negative impact on the patient’s quality of life because the cancer has been allowed to develop and their chances of recovery have reduced.
During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic there were delays to cancer screening and follow-up appointments. For a period of time only people with urgent symptomatic cases were prioritised for diagnosis. The long-term repercussions of this are yet to come to light, but it may seriously affect some individuals who have delayed cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Misdiagnosis of cancer is where you have incorrectly been diagnosed with cancer. It is assumed the misdiagnosis of cancer is on the rise because some common cancers share similar symptoms with other illnesses. As a consequence of this healthcare professionals occasionally make an incorrect diagnosis. Cancer misdiagnosis can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing and may cause your symptoms to worsen.
For example, a patient may have been misdiagnosed with cancer and has undergone unnecessary treatment or surgery as a result.
Claiming Cancer Negligence Compensation on Behalf of Someone Else
Can I make a cancer compensation claim on behalf of someone else? Yes, if a loved one has passed away from cancer due to not receiving adequate care, you could be entitled to compensation. When claiming cancer negligence compensation on behalf of someone else after they’ve passed away, you usually have a 3-year time limit after the date of death to make the claim.
If you would like to make a claim on behalf of a loved one, please contact our medical negligence team on 033 3344 9600. Our solicitors will handle your claim sensitively ensuring you get the answers, apology and compensation you deserve.
Cancer Negligence Claims Solicitors
Morrish Solicitors are one of the leading Law Firms in Leeds providing legal advice and support to clients in West Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Our medical negligence team are experts in cancer negligence claims and will handle your case sensitively whilst supporting you throughout the entire process.
For one of our medical negligence solicitors to be able to pursue a claim and secure the cancer compensation you deserve, we must be able to prove that any delay or misdiagnosis of cancer, which could have been avoided has caused you harm.
Examples of our Successful Cancer Compensation Claims:
As experienced cancer negligence claim solicitors, we have settled hundreds of cancer claim cases for clients in the UK. Here are some of our successful cancer compensation claims:
- £250,000.00 paid to a widower following failure to diagnose cervical cancer
- £50,000.00 paid to a family following failure to diagnose lung cancer
- £10,000.00 paid to a widower following delayed diagnosis of oesophageal cancer
- £15,000.00 paid to a family following delayed diagnosis of lung cancer
If you or a loved one has suffered an illness or injury as a consequence of substandard treatment, contact our experienced medical negligence team today on 033 3344 9600 or simply fill in our online contact us form.