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Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 20th November, 2023

We've got your Chemotherapy Claim covered

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-changing, so if you’ve then experienced medical negligence on top of your diagnosis, this can be extremely difficult to deal with.

Having supported hundreds of people like you, who have been let down by a health professional, we understand how you feel, and will help you get the resolution you and your loved ones deserve.

Types of chemotherapy negligence claim:

  • A failure in diagnosis which leads to patients receiving chemotherapy unnecessarily
  • Where a patient is given the wrong chemotherapy drug, or where there is a failure in discussing the risks associated with a particular chemotherapy drug, leading to complications
  • A failure in the administration of chemotherapy treatment, or a failure in diagnosing or treating an injury in relation to chemotherapy, e.g., an extravasation injury

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What is the impact of chemotherapy negligence?

When it comes to cancer, receiving timely and effective treatment is crucial, and if mistakes have been made during treatment, this can have a significant effect on the outcome of your condition.

For example, if chemotherapy is given unnecessarily, this could delay the correct treatment, causing significant pain and suffering. We helped one man who received three unnecessary chemotherapy treatments.

How to make a claim

We understand that making a claim can be overwhelming, but our approach is designed to make things as easy and as stress-free as possible.
At Patient Claim Line, we always work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if you pursue your claim with us, and the claim is not successful, then you walk away without having to pay us a penny.

We also offer our customers free full risk insurance which covers all the other costs involved in a claim, such as medical records, medical reports, etc. By choosing us, you’re guaranteed peace of mind in all areas, at all times. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a claim and even if you don’t have a case, at least you will have asked the question and found out, and it will not have cost you anything.

Get in touch with our expert advisers and start your claim today.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Chemotherapy Claim?

Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

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

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a 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.

Frequently asked questions about Chemotherapy Injury Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Chemotherapy Injury Claim

If you have suffered chemotherapy negligence, we understand it is important that you receive the right compensation. Your expert solicitor will negotiate with the negligent party with the aim of recovering you any out-of-pocket losses, rehabilitation costs & compensation. Compensation secured in the past has supported our clients in various ways such as funding home adaptations, new mobility support and retraining. To find out more about negligence compensation head to our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator Page.

In our experience some of the most common types of chemotherapy negligence include:

  • Receiving the wrong type of chemotherapy for the patient’s cancer type
  • Failure in the administration of the chemotherapy drug
  • A failure in diagnosis which means a patient receives chemotherapy unnecessarily

If you are making a chemotherapy negligence claim, you should do so within three years. This three-year period begins either from when you or your loved received negligent chemotherapy or from when your injuries or illness were diagnosed due to negligence. It is important to seek this legal advice within the three-year window as you may miss out on compensation you are entitled to. If the case involves anyone under 18, the legal case must be pursued within three years from the date of their 18th birthday.

Meet our Chemotherapy Team

  • Fiona Swarbrick

    Associate, Head of Medical Negligence

  • Peter Daly


  • Jennifer Argent


  • Hannah Luscombe

    Associate & Senior Solicitor

  • Case Study

    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.