Can I Make a Cancer Negligence Claim?
If you have suffered as a result of negligent care during diagnosis or treatment of cancer in the last 3 years, and this negligent care has resulted in your cancer worsening or your general health declining further, we can help you with your cancer negligence claim.
The compensation you can claim will help you cover costs of treatment, time off work, prescriptions, care and adjustments to your home and car. It will help you focus on your health and the things that matter, instead of worrying about how your disease may affect your finances.
We will be by your side throughout the claims process, providing you with expert guidance and support through each step, so you can focus on the things that matter to you.
We understand the way that cancer changes your life, and want to offer you the best possible support through this time.
What Type of Cancer Negligence can Compensation be Claimed for?
The processes health experts go through to detect and diagnose cancer can be complicated and time-consuming. Where your diagnosis took longer than it should have, because a health professional failed to refer you to the right specialist, or where your symptoms were misdiagnosed, and the delay in treatment has left your cancer to spread or worsen, you are owed compensation.
Because of the nature of cancer, late diagnosis can have potentially devastating consequences. In addition, if your condition has been misdiagnosed, you likely will not have received the treatment you require. It can also cause you to receive treatment that you didn’t need, that may worsen your actual condition or negatively affect your general health.
Regardless of the type of cancer you have suffered, or are suffering from, if there was negligence in your care within the past 3 years, we can likely help you claim compensation. Examples of types of cancer claims we can help you with include:
- Spinal tumour claims
- Mouth cancer claims
- Liver cancer claims
- Lung cancer claims
- Brain tumour claims
- Testicular cancer claims
- Breast cancer claims
- Bone cancer claims
Whatever your exact situation, if you need advice on whether you can make a cancer negligence claim, get in touch.
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We are highly experienced in cancer negligence compensation claims, and offer all our medical negligence services on a no win, no fee basis.
Find out if you are eligible to make a cancer negligence claim. Contact us today for expert legal help.
Can I Make a Claim for Misdiagnosis of Cancer?
Cancer negligence is part of the wider legal term of clinical or medical negligence. There are three categories of claims in clinical negligence, which are:
- Total misdiagnosis, in which the symptoms are not diagnosed at all
- Wrongful diagnosis, in which the symptoms are incorrectly diagnosed
- Late diagnosis, in which the symptoms are diagnosed beyond a reasonable time lapse
If any of these are applicable to the way in which your cancer was treated, then you could be eligible to make a cancer negligence claim.
Medical negligence is made up of a set of guidelines known as the four D’s of medical malpractice. These consist of:
This refers to the duty of care that all doctors agree to carry out in the treatment of their patients.
Dereliction is the official term for when a medical professional is considered to have broken this duty of care.
- Direct Cause
In order for a medical malpractice claim to be filed, it must be proved that it was the direct fault of a medical professional or institution.
The damages that you could win in your cancer negligence claim will be calculated based on the physical injury and the psychological injury, as well as medical and travel expenses.
If you are unsure about anything that would be involved in the process, we can help you to understand more clearly. Get in touch today.
How Will my Claim be Calculated?
Because of the very serious nature of cancer negligence claims, there are a number of different things that are carefully considered when your compensation is being calculated. These are:
- If you have received the wrong treatment for your cancer
- If your cancer has spread as a result of delayed or wrongful diagnosis
- If your prognosis would be greatly improved if the cancer had been caught earlier
It may also be the case that you will need to get more than one medical opinion on your illness.
We can support you throughout the process of getting compensation for your negligent treatment.
Contact our Medical Negligence Solicitors today
We have many years experience in helping people through the difficult process of facing their medical negligence claim. With cancer negligence, we understand that the process can be even more daunting. We are here for you throughout the claims process.
Get in touch today and speak with one of our legal experts to find out what compensation you may be entitled to.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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