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No win, no fee cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims

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You can be represented by a highly-experienced cancer misdiagnosis lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims

Cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims

Cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis can have a huge impact on your health and wellbeing and could result in your symptoms worsening.

Our medical negligence solicitors specialising in cancer misdiagnosis claims have supported hundreds of families affected, providing expert legal support to question and challenge the care they received and secure damages for the impact it has on their lives.

Clients often praise the sympathetic and understanding approach of our team, alongside their determination to ensure we hold people to account and get the answers required.

Read how we helped Waverlea Alphonse’s family in a legal claim, and to share her story and raise awareness, after delays in diagnosing cancer.

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Specialist solicitors in cancer misdiagnosis claims

Specialist solicitors in cancer misdiagnosis claims

Our dedicated team of medical negligence claims specialists understand how to deal with your case.

We have experience in a range of different cancer claims, including misdiagnosis and late diagnosis of lung cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.

If you believe clinical negligence has resulted in cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

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Common errors leading to cancer misdiagnosis

Common errors leading to cancer misdiagnosis

Cancer misdiagnosis occurs when a healthcare professional or team of professionals make a mistake, resulting in your illness being incorrectly diagnosed and perhaps therefore incorrectly treated.

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.
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Delayed cancer diagnosis claims

Delayed cancer diagnosis claims

Cancer develops in various stages, and doctors and healthcare professionals may miss its onset. 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. If you, or someone you know, has cancer and it was misdiagnosed leading to further complications, you may be able to make a cancer compensation claim.

Read how we represented Christine Gilliland, whose cervical cancer became untreatable after a 15 month delay in diagnosis.

Christine Gilliland

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How to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.

Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
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Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
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Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
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Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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How do I make a cancer compensation claim?

If 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. As a first step, our cancer claims solicitors are available to discuss your particular situation and the time limits that may apply.

We’ll conduct a free, confidential, no obligation consultation and listen to your circumstances. If we believe you have grounds to claim compensation, we’ll work with you to get the result you deserve.

This may involve working with independent medical professionals to understand the severity and impact that the misdiagnosis or late cancer diagnosis has had upon your health and your wellbeing.

We’ll contact those involved in your treatment to negotiate a settlement, and if they refuse to accept responsibility we can start court proceedings, helping you through the process every step of the way.

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 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).
  • Carcinoma.
  • Adenocarcinoma.

Cancer claims generally fall into two categories: misdiagnosis and late diagnosis.

How do I know if I have a claim for cancer compensation?

Advances in medical science mean many cancers are now treatable, and an accurate diagnosis has a major bearing on a sufferer’s road to recovery. Early detection of cancer can impact chances of survival, and therefore a late diagnosis or misdiagnosis can affect whether a patient’s condition will worsen and, possibly, become incurable.

Mistakes can also sometimes be made when patients are misdiagnosed as having cancer or be told they are terminally ill when in fact that is not true, which can have a serious psychological impact. In some cases, patients have unnecessarily had breast tissue removed, having been wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer.

If this has happened to you or someone you know, call us today and speak to our cancer misdiagnosis claims team. We will listen to your story and help you understand whether you’re eligible to claim compensation, as well as work with you to ensure you get the justice you deserve.

How can Hudgell Solicitors help me with my cancer misdiagnosis claim?

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 much compensation will I receive for cancer misdiagnosis?

The amount of compensation you may be entitled to depends on your individual circumstances and how seriously the misdiagnosis, or late diagnosis, has impacted your health and overall quality of life.

Compensation can cover any expenses you’ve incurred because of the medical negligence, such as hospital bills, transports costs, and rehabilitation fees, along with loss of earnings and any future expenses that have arisen due to the medical negligence.

Depending on the severity of your situation, you may also claim for compensation that reflects the pain and suffering you and your family have experienced (and may continue to experience) because of the misdiagnosis or late cancer diagnosis.

Our expert cancer claims solicitors will be able to give you a better idea of what you may be entitled to, based on your story and similar cases they’ve seen.

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