Can I make a Cancer Negligence Claim?

a cancer negligence claim can be the answer if you haven’t received the care you have required after your difficult diagnosis. We understand the way that cancer changes your life, and we want to be able to offer you the best possible support through this time.

We are highly experienced in cancer negligence claims and can guide you easily through the process so that you can focus on what matters most to you.

Find out if you are eligible to make a cancer negligence claim. Contact us today for expert legal help.


Cancer Negligence Claims


What are cancer negligence claims?

The process of cancer being detected and diagnosed can sometimes be a complicated one, but there are some cases where it is certainly reasonable to expect a doctor to have referred a patient for treatment or investigation sooner. If this has happened to you, you can potentially put forward a late diagnosis claim.

Because of the nature of cancer, late diagnosis can have potentially devastating consequences for the patient, and it is important to get the compensation that you deserve if this has happened to you.

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

It is not just late diagnosis that has been known to happen in situations of cancer negligence. There are also reported cases of the wrong treatment being carried out.

Whatever your exact situation, if you need advice on whether you can make a cancer negligence claim, get in touch.

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:

  • Duty

This refers to the duty of care that all doctors agree to carry out in the treatment of their patients.

  • Derelict

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.

  • Damages

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.

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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 for a reassuring chat with one of our legal experts.

Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!

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