Claiming for Misdiagnosed Cancer
The misdiagnosis of cancer can delay treatment or cause the patient to undergo an unsuitable treatment plan. These situations can be painful and lead to devastating consequences, and in the most severe cases, may sadly lead to a preventable death. Medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients to ensure a correct diagnosis is given so they can achieve the best possible outcome.
If you have suffered from a cancer misdiagnosis, we advise that you get in touch with our specialist solicitors to explore your options in seeking the compensation you deserve. Just a four week delay may affect the outcome of a patient, this is a really important factor that as medical negligence solicitors we will take into account, see the article by the BMJ: Four Week Late Cancer MisdiagnosisContact Us Now To Claim
The Most Misdiagnosed Types of Cancer
With our knowledge and experience, we have put together what we believe are the five most common types of cancers that are misdiagnosed:
Other common cancers that medical professionals often misdiagnose are:
- Stomach Cancer
This list is not exhaustive, as many other cancers can be misdiagnosed.
If you seek clarity or legal advice, contact our experienced claims solicitors today.
Can I Claim for Cancer Misdiagnosis?
If you received a misdiagnosis, you should be able to claim for medical negligence. When a loved one has died due to a misdiagnosis of cancer, it’s possible to recover compensation on their behalf. You may be able to claim if you are the spouse or child of the deceased or if you’re the parent of a child. Often, there is a three-year time limit after the date of the death to make a claim, so you must quickly provide your solicitor with instructions. This time limitation may be extended in some situations, but the sooner a claim is made, the better.
NHS guidelines recommend specific cancer pathways from initial consultation to treatment, including a specified time frame for a referral. If these guidelines are not adhered to, you may be able to make a cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim.
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