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  • Overview

    When can you claim compensation for delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer?

    Diagnosis of cancer is devastating for both patient and family. Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and mistakes in the treatment of cancer add to this distress as they have implications for life expectancy, affect the treatment options available and cause or aggravate depression.

    There are many circumstances where a compensation claim can be brought, including:

    • Misdiagnosis of cancer
    • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
    • Misinterpretation of scans or imaging
    • Failure to spot cancer symptoms
    • Failure to investigate cancer symptoms adequately
    • Failure to treat cancer adequately or quickly enough.
       

    Cancer claims can be brought against both hospital clinicians and GPs.

    You can also bring a cancer claim on behalf of a child.

    What is involved in proving medical negligence in cancer cases?

    Proving the error in cancer cases is often relatively straightforward. Proving the difference earlier diagnosis would have made is more complicated. The following factors are particularly relevant:

    • The type of cancer involved
    • The stage the cancer was at when the error was made
    • The point when the tumour changed from benign to malignant.
       

    Resolving these issues can be difficult for even the most experienced oncologists.

    How we can help with delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer claims?

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in cancer compensation claims means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours
    • Where their life expectancy has been affected by medical negligence, cancer patients are worried about the future of their families as well as their own health. It is our job to ensure that your cancer claim succeeds and your family receives compensation to give them security in the future
    • Bringing a medical negligence claim while you or a family member is suffering from cancer can be stressful. Our aim is to make the process as easy as possible for you and to guide you through each stage of the investigation. We can help you find out why the system has failed you and what went wrong. Or prevent the same thing happening to somebody else
    • Cancer compensation claims are complex and require high levels of expertise. We create a team of specialists including:
      • the best independent consultants in the country
      • barristers known for their expertise in cancer clinical negligence work
      • clinical negligence lawyers with experience in cancer claims.
    • Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established, teams in the country
    • We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession 'Chambers and Partners' and 'The Legal 500'
    • We have expertise in dealing with claims relating misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of many types of cancer claims including:
      • Mesothelioma (resulting from exposure to asbestos)
      • Lung cancer
      • Breast cancer
      • Testicular cancer
      • Colon cancer
      • Rectal cancer
      • Cervical cancer
      • Skin cancer
      • Stomach cancer
      • Kidney cancer
      • Bowel cancer.
         

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of you receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee arrangement.  

    Call us on 01892 510000 or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your cancer compensation claim.

     

            

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    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team. In this pair of connected cases, the team recovered £22,500 for the Estate of a deceased cancer patient and £7,000 and £8,000 respectively her husband and daughter as secondary victims.

  • Latest Updates

    Should I settle my medical negligence compensation claim directly with NHS Resolution?

    Often when patients are unhappy with the treatment they have received from an NHS hospital they will make a formal complaint to the Trust. Formal complaints are a useful way of getting essential information about the treatment a patient has received and may sometimes result in that Trust apologising to the aggrieved patient.

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James Cahan's approach was exemplary, he was both approachable and understanding at all times.  

Client

As mentioned, I was very impressed at the start! As the case grew and went on, I felt completely safe, and trusted Jonathan to act in my best interests, though everything was always run by me before going ahead with anything, without the experience and knowledge.

Client

They worked as hard as possible to get me a result that I did not think I would end up with. The communication with my lawyer and his staff was excellent, and I felt at ease discussing such private matters with my lawyer, which is a rarity for me as I am a very private person.

Client

Oliver was very helpful and friendly, and settled the case within a short space of time.

Client

Kept me up to date with all stages of the claim. Fees were good, and Oliver was very helpful and friendly.

Client

I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

Client

I am so grateful to TS&P for all their work and help with my mother's case; it was a very complicated and time-consuming case.

Client

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James Cahan
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George Liley
Jenny Waight
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Graham Bell
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