Cancer misdiagnosis and failing to spot cancer and treat it can have devastating consequences for patients and their loved ones. Cancer misdiagnosis involves mistakes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer that make the condition worse or affect recovery.
Whilst most patients receive exceptional cancer care, if you or a member of your family are unfortunate enough to experience a cancer misdiagnosis and medical negligence, our expert medical negligence solicitors can help.
We are cancer claim specialists and can support you to receive the compensation you deserve.
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Cancer Claim Specialists
Any diagnosis of cancer is traumatic, but especially so if you have questions about the delays in arranging scans or consultant referrals or believe that your cancer was initially misdiagnosed.
Our specialist medical negligence team provides sensitive and sympathetic legal advice so you understand whether you have a potential cancer claim and your options.
Our lawyers appreciate that a diagnosis of cancer is already an ordeal for you to bear and that the thought that you may have received a cancer misdiagnosis is hard to contemplate or take action about.
When the time is right for you to call, our dedicated team of specialists will listen to your concerns, offer advice on your potential claim and do our utmost to ensure you get the compensation you or your family need.
We will not press you to make a medical negligence claim but we will give you the information and support to help you decide if the time is right to secure the compensation you deserve.
Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Cancer claims can be made against:
- Doctors and GP practices
- Private hospitals and clinics
- The NHS
- Alternative treatment providers
Types of Cancer Claims
When it comes to cancer misdiagnosis cases, the medical negligence that leads to the compensation claim can arise through:
- Avoidable delays in diagnosis or referral for specialist treatment through patient concerns not being taken seriously, inability to obtain a face-to-face GP appointment, or misreading test or biopsy results
- Not following procedures or guidance on cancer care
- Missing secondary cancers or breakthrough cancer
- Mistakes during treatment, such as radiotherapy
- Errors in cancer surgery, such as bowel perforation
- Poor follow-up care post-surgery, such as not arranging chemotherapy quickly or recommending insufficient sessions
- Failure to carry out post-cancer reviews
With over 25 years of experience handling cancer-related medical negligence claims, we have achieved substantial compensation and damages in the following cancer misdiagnosis claim areas:
- Blood cancers and leukaemia
- Bowel or colon cancer medical negligence
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer or melanoma
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
Evidence for Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
When you or a loved one is battling cancer or when you are in remission or recovery, you will not want to think about finding evidence in support of your medical negligence claim to demonstrate the care you received from health professionals fell short of a reasonable standard and led to a worsening in your cancer or in the prospects for a successful recovery.
At Macks Solicitors, we understand that deciding to claim is a difficult one and that’s why our medical negligence team are experts in the investigative process leaving you free to focus on your health and your family.
Cancer Misdiagnosis Compensation
Our medical negligence team is dedicated to securing compensation. Whilst we recognise that no amount of money will compensate you for the pain and suffering, stress and worry, or opportunities lost that can come from a cancer misdiagnosis, we believe that a compensation award can help with ongoing care and needs and ensure that you have the best possible quality of life.
Where possible we will seek interim payments on your behalf to help with your immediate needs and to ease any health or financial pressures. For example, if you are unable to work because of ongoing cancer treatment or if you cannot return to your previous job because of surgical or other complications.
Working closely with care experts to assess your compensation needs we will look to secure medical negligence damages to cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future loss of earnings
- Existing and future private healthcare costs
- Rehabilitation and support services
- Mobility aids and assistive technologies
- Home adaptations to your current property or the cost of moving to a new home if your property is not suitable
If a victim of a cancer misdiagnosis has passed away or is incapacitated so cannot bring their own claim, or is a child, a compensation claim can be made by an appropriate person on their behalf.
How Macks Can Help
We will thoroughly explore your case and determine the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.
We will discuss the funding arrangement that best suits your case and provide you with efficient, practical advice.
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