Cervical Cancer Compensation Claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your cervical cancer compensation claim covered

In the UK, 99.8% of cervical cancer cases are preventable, so when a medical error is made that worsens your condition, we understand that the consequences can be tragic for you and your loved ones. 

If you have suffered due to medical negligence we understand that this can be a stressful time, which is why we are committed to securing compensation that can contribute towards your recovery and any damage caused. 

 

 

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Cervical Cancer and Medical Negligence

Generally,  NHS and private clinicians do incredible jobs in difficult circumstances when it comes to cervical cancer. Unfortunately, medical mistakes can happen and can leave patients and their families devastated. Medical professionals can sometimes fail to recognise symptoms, or may misdiagnose the cancer for a less severe illness. 

At Patient Claim Line, we have supported women and families who have suffered at the hands of medical mistakes. Some of the cases that we have represented include: 

  • Screening Negligence
  • Invasive treatments or treatments more intense than what you should have been offered, such as unnecessary hysterectomies
  • Misdiagnosis of cervical cancer 
  • Incorrect storage of test samples, leading to false negatives
  • Incorrect staging of cancer
  • Failure to recognise the symptoms of cervical cancer

 

Cervical cancer screenings, commonly known as a smear test, are a way for health professionals to prevent the development of cancer by checking the health of the cervix and looking for signs of potential risk. Screenings are offered to those with a cervix and aged between 25 and 64. It is vital at this stage that your medical professional interprets the results accurately to prevent any delays in treatment early on. 

Cervical cancer misdiagnosis can occur when a medical professional incorrectly diagnoses symptoms as conditions such as menopause and heavy periods causing patients to undergo incorrect treatments which can worsen a patients condition, allowing the cancer time to grow and spread. 

The consequences of a misdiagnosis or negligent treatment can be dangerous and often extremely difficult for those affected to deal with. Some women may find that their fertility has been tragically impacted due to delayed treatment and sadly, the cancer can sometimes become terminal. 

It is crucial that medical professionals get it right, but if they haven’t you could claim for the grievances that you have suffered. 

Cervical Cancer And Negligent Treatment

Treatment for cervical cancer can vary dependent on factors such as:

  • Location of the cancer in the cervix
  • Cervix size
  • If the cervical cancer has spread anywhere else in the body
  • Your overall health

For most individuals, treatment is a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemoradiotherapy). In order for the treatment to be successful, patients must be made aware of all treatment or surgical options including the potential side effects and outcomes. Patients should also receive follow-up procedures. 

 

Without the correct communication of treatment, cervical cancer patients can be left with life-changing side effects as treatment can result in the individual developing fertility problems. If this is something you were not made to be aware of, we are here to listen to your experience and help you in any way that we can. 

Patient Claim Line are here for your cervical cancer claim

Our specialist team of cervical cancer claim solicitors are here to guide you through this difficult time, we aim to approach your experience with sensitivity and will support you through the claims process. 

 

In order to have the best chance of receiving the compensation that you deserve, it is important to choose solicitors who you can trust to represent your case. We hold a Band 1 ranking with Chambers and Partners’ for our North West Clinical Negligence expertise, and our presence in medical negligence is also ranked with The Legal 500 so we have the right medical expertise to secure you the justice that you deserve. 

We are people just like you and we understand just how devastating a diagnosis of cervical cancer can be. We also know how much a claim for cervical cancer negligence can impact you, from facing the day ahead to knowing who to trust and where you can turn.

For additional resources and advice, you’re welcome to visit our claim relating FAQs for further information and support.

Helpful resources for cervical cancer patients:

Links to cervical cancer care and support networks and charities:

Cancer Research Cervical Cancer Information

Webmd Cervical Cancer

Macmillan Cervical Cancer Information and Support Page

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust 

Government Cervical Cancer Website

Cancer.org What Is Cervical Cancer

 

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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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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Medical Misdiagnosis claim?


Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

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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Sarah's Story

"Now we have peace of mind"

My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.

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