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No win, no fee delayed cancer diagnosis claims

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You can be represented by a highly-experienced delayed cancer diagnosis 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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Delayed cancer diagnosis compensation claims

Delayed cancer diagnosis compensation claims

Every delay in cancer diagnosis and treatment is a risk to a person’s health and potential recovery; these delays are unacceptable and they can also be a breach of duty of care.

In many cases people whose treatment for cancer is delayed have less favourable outcomes and a higher risk of dying. In the case of Mary Badham, experts said a delay of two years cost her 10 years of life.

Our delayed cancer diagnosis solicitors have supported hundreds of clients and their families, providing expert legal support to question and challenge the care they received and securing damages for the impact it has on their lives.

Our dedicated medical negligence solicitors have vast experience, ensuring your case or the case of a loved one is investigated thoroughly and sensitively and you are provided with the support you and your family need.

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Specialist delayed cancer diagnosis solicitors

Specialist delayed cancer diagnosis solicitors

Our dedicated medical negligence team have vast experience ensuring your case, or the case of a loved one, reflects the severity of the situation.

If you have received a delayed cancer diagnosis or misdiagnosis, our specialist medical negligence experts can support you in your claim and help you:

  • Receive an explanation about your treatment.
  • Get an apology.
  • Secure delayed cancer diagnosis compensation.
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Why cancer diagnosis delays happen

Why cancer diagnosis delays happen
  • Doctors not attributing a patient’s symptoms to cancer.
  • Not being sent for appropriate tests.
  • Delays in waiting times for tests and for test results.
  • Patients not being contacted about their test and scan results.
  • Scans not being correctly interpreted.
  • Missing signs of cancer on scans.

Read how doctors missed opportunities to diagnose our client Tracey Ketch’s lung cancer

Due to the pandemic, waiting times for a cancer diagnosis and treatment have increased and it is likely many more people will have symptoms diagnosed late.

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How to make a delayed cancer diagnosis 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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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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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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What are the guidelines for diagnosing suspected cancer?

From October 2023 NHS England created three key cancer waiting time standards. They are:

  • 1: The 28-day Faster Diagnosis Standard. Patients should have cancer ruled out or receive a diagnosis within 28 days. This applies to patients who have been urgently referred by a GP for suspected cancer, or following an abnormal cancer screening result or by a GP for breast symptoms where cancer is not initially suspected.
  • 2: The 62-day Referral to Treatment Standard. Patients who have been referred for suspected cancer from any source and go on to receive a diagnosis should start treatment within 62 days of their referral.
  • 3: The 31-day Decision to Treat to Treatment Standard. Patients who have a cancer diagnosis, and who have had a decision made on their first or subsequent treatment, should then start that treatment within 31 days.

However, waiting times can vary depending on the type of cancer you have and the type of treatment you are going to have.

How do I make a cancer 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 delayed cancer diagnosis 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 evidence is needed for a delayed cancer diagnosis claim?

If you are able, keep records of all symptoms and discussions as well as calls and appointments with health professionals, including cancelled appointments.

If you can prove your delayed cancer diagnosis was caused by medical negligence, then you may have a claim.

Delays can’t be allowed to become accepted and must be challenged and investigated to ensure we are all better protected and cared for in the future.

Hudgell Solicitors has one of the UK’s leading medical negligence compensation claims teams, led by specialists with decades of experience.

We know that, beyond compensation, you’ll want to know why things went wrong and we’ll help you get the apology and answers you deserve along with the compensation you need to make the best recovery possible.

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 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 have experienced (and may continue to experience) because of the 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.

Can I make a cancer delayed diagnosis claim for someone else?

When a loved one has died due to a delayed diagnosis of cancer or misdiagnosis it is possible to recover compensation.

You may be able to claim if you are the partner, child or parent of the person who died of cancer.

Often there is a three-year time limit, three years from the date of death or from the date of knowledge.

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