Breast Cancer Compensation Claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your breast cancer compensation claim covered

Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last 40 years within the UK. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances of successful treatment and recovery. So, if your condition is misdiagnosed or treatment is delayed, the effects can be extremely damaging. 

If you feel that you received substandard medical care when it came to your breast cancer diagnosis or treatment, you could be able to claim compensation against the organisation responsible. 

Our expert breast cancer claim solicitors are experienced in representing those who have suffered due to medical negligence. We are passionate about helping you secure the right compensation that will lead you on the road to both physical and emotional recovery. 

 

BREAST CANCER AND MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

Every patient has the right to receive the correct standard of care that lets them move forward from their illness. In the UK, longer waiting times for breast cancer consultations and screenings means that some patients are experiencing delayed testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Unfortunately, when mistakes are made, people can suffer from worsened conditions which can have life changing consequences. 

The most common types of breast cancer claims include: 

 

  • Breast cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis 
  • Incorrect staging of cancer 
  • Surgical negligence 
  • Failure to conduct adequate testing or refer a patient to a specialist
  • Not enough of the cancerous tissue being removed, meaning that the cancer returns later
  • Unnecessary cosmetic damage to the breasts or breast reconstruction surgery being carried out

 

Breast screenings are offered to anyone registered with a GP as female and between the ages of 50 and 71. Those who are eligible will receive an invitation via post every three years. However, if you were born between 1938 and 1950 you may not be on the current system, you can contact the NHS here to see about your appointment status.

If you believe that you should have received a screening invitation but didn’t, and this led to the worsening of your condition, we are here to help. It is possible that an administrative error led to the delay in your diagnosis which could delay treatment and even increase the risk of the cancer returning in the future. 

Sadly, there are several ways in which medical errors can be made when it comes to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. We believe that the consequences of these errors should not be taken lightly and, in these cases, patients deserve justice for their suffering. If you or a loved one has been affected by negligent treatment of breast cancer, please contact our medical negligence experts who can advise and guide you towards receiving reparations for the damage caused. 

 

Can I Claim For A Misdiagnosis?

In the UK, breast cancer patients should receive their diagnosis through ‘a triple test’ investigation.

This includes;

  • A clinical examination of a lump in the breast
  • The above-mentioned mammogram procedure
  • A biopsy where a pathologist reviews the potentially cancerous cells under a microscope

After this investigation, if cancer is there, ideally it should be found early to improve the probability of recovery. However, if this diagnosis was performed inadequately or the results were interpreted incorrectly, it is possible that your breast cancer could be misdiagnosed. 

If you have experienced a misdiagnosis, it is possible that this was the reason for the cancer progressing to a more aggressive and advanced stage and you could be entitled to compensation. Our team has first-hand experience managing not only the entire legal process, but also everything else you’re going through emotionally. 

Helpful resources for breast cancer patients:

Links to breast cancer care and support networks and charities:

breastcancernow.org/

www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/breast-cancer

www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/

www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html

www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/breast-cancer

FAQS

 

If you have experienced or are currently experiencing a breast cancer misdiagnosis, or believe the surgery was negligent, our specialist breast cancer experts are here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

A successful claim can result in a settlement, as well as the opportunity for the trust or healthcare professional to apologise. Compensation can also mean:

  • Financial compensation that can help you get back to life before your suffering.
  • Covering the cost of additional private treatment, where necessary
  • The opportunity to receive rehabilitation services and products
  • Assist with any loss of earnings while you have been unable to work

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BREAST CANCER AND MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE

Every patient has the right to receive the correct standard of care that lets them move forward from their illness. In the UK, longer waiting times for breast cancer consultations and screenings means that some patients are experiencing delayed testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Unfortunately, when mistakes are made, people can suffer from worsened conditions which can have life changing consequences. 

The most common types of breast cancer claims include: 

 

  • Breast cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis 
  • Incorrect staging of cancer 
  • Surgical negligence 
  • Failure to conduct adequate testing or refer a patient to a specialist
  • Not enough of the cancerous tissue being removed, meaning that the cancer returns later
  • Unnecessary cosmetic damage to the breasts or breast reconstruction surgery being carried out

 

Breast screenings are offered to anyone registered with a GP as female and between the ages of 50 and 71. Those who are eligible will receive an invitation via post every three years. However, if you were born between 1938 and 1950 you may not be on the current system, you can contact the NHS here to see about your appointment status.

If you believe that you should have received a screening invitation but didn’t, and this led to the worsening of your condition, we are here to help. It is possible that an administrative error led to the delay in your diagnosis which could delay treatment and even increase the risk of the cancer returning in the future. 

Sadly, there are several ways in which medical errors can be made when it comes to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. We believe that the consequences of these errors should not be taken lightly and, in these cases, patients deserve justice for their suffering. If you or a loved one has been affected by negligent treatment of breast cancer, please contact our medical negligence experts who can advise and guide you towards receiving reparations for the damage caused. 

 

Can I Claim For A Misdiagnosis?

In the UK, breast cancer patients should receive their diagnosis through ‘a triple test’ investigation.

This includes;

  • A clinical examination of a lump in the breast
  • The above-mentioned mammogram procedure
  • A biopsy where a pathologist reviews the potentially cancerous cells under a microscope

After this investigation, if cancer is there, ideally it should be found early to improve the probability of recovery. However, if this diagnosis was performed inadequately or the results were interpreted incorrectly, it is possible that your breast cancer could be misdiagnosed. 

If you have experienced a misdiagnosis, it is possible that this was the reason for the cancer progressing to a more aggressive and advanced stage and you could be entitled to compensation. Our team has first-hand experience managing not only the entire legal process, but also everything else you’re going through emotionally. 

Helpful resources for breast cancer patients:

Links to breast cancer care and support networks and charities:

breastcancernow.org/

www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/breast-cancer

www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/

www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html

www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/breast-cancer

FAQS

 

If you have experienced or are currently experiencing a breast cancer misdiagnosis, or believe the surgery was negligent, our specialist breast cancer experts are here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

A successful claim can result in a settlement, as well as the opportunity for the trust or healthcare professional to apologise. Compensation can also mean:

  • Financial compensation that can help you get back to life before your suffering.
  • Covering the cost of additional private treatment, where necessary
  • The opportunity to receive rehabilitation services and products
  • Assist with any loss of earnings while you have been unable to work

.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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