Cancer Claims FAQs
What is a cancer claim?
Late cancer diagnosis claims
Cancer is a group of diseases where abnormal cell growth has the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.
Because it develops in various stages, there are opportunities for doctors and healthcare professionals to miss its onset or even make a cancer misdiagnosis. This can mean the cancer reaches a more advanced stage which may drastically increase its severity and the possible outcomes.
In some cases, a late cancer diagnosis will not make a big difference. However, there are instances where the impact can be extremely serious or even fatal.
Cancer misdiagnosis cases
Some examples of medical negligence errors we have seen concerning cancer misdiagnosis include:
- X-rays and scans being misinterpreted
- Tissue samples and smear tests being incorrectly interpreted
- A lack of investigations into symptoms of ill health
- Delay in referring you to a specialist
- Failing to act or a delay in carrying out procedures such as biopsies
- Your doctor missing or misinterpreting the symptoms of cancer
- Your doctor misinterpreting your test results
Our approach to cancer misdiagnosis claims focuses on you and your family. We will assign a dedicated cancer claims specialist to your case who will be on hand to provide legal advice, support and guidance when you and your loved ones need it most.
What types of cancer misdiagnosis are there?
Because there are so many different types of cancer, we have vast experience of securing cancer misdiagnosis compensation for delayed diagnosis in all of the following areas:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer (Melanoma)
- Cervical cancer
- Colon cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Fibroadenoma cancer
- Mesothelioma cancer
- Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph)
How do I know if I have a cancer claim?
Whilst many cancers are now treatable, because of advances in medical science, an accurate diagnosis has a major bearing on a sufferer’s road to recovery.
The earlier you can detect the type of cancer which someone has obviously impacts on whether it will worsen and, possibly, become incurable.
However, mistakes can sometimes be made and patients can be misdiagnosed as having cancer or be told they are terminally ill when in fact that is not true.
In some cases, patients have unnecessarily had breast tissue removed, having been wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer.
This can have a severe psychological effect on someone. If this has happened to you or someone you know, call us today and speak to our cancer misdiagnosis claims team.
How can Hudgell Solicitors help me?
Dealing with cancer and its effects is one of the most difficult times in life. It also impacts on the lives of our loved ones, so it is important to know that the health professionals in charge of administering care are doing everything possible to aid recovery.
Unfortunately, we have dealt with a lot of clients where unnecessary delays or an incorrect cancer diagnosis has caused pain, fear and suffering which could have been avoidable.
If you, or someone you know, has cancer and a delayed diagnosis or mistake by doctors have led to further complications, you may be able to make a cancer compensation claim.
Our compassionate team of cancer misdiagnosis lawyers and specialists will take care of every aspect of your claim, handling it with sensitivity and always putting the needs of you and your loved ones at the centre of everything we do.
How do I make a cancer claim?
If you believe you or a member of your family has received poor medical treatment with regards to cancer, you may be able to make a cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim.
Even if you’re unsure whether you have a cancer misdiagnosis case, we recommend that you speak to our cancer claims solicitor as soon as possible because time limits may apply.
Not only do we protect your interests, we have offices throughout the UK where you can ring or visit to get no obligation and straightforward advice.
Talk to us now, we will take the worry and hassle out of making a claim.
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