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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.
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
Associate, Head of Medical Negligence
Fiona joined Fletchers in 2015 and has over 15 years of experience in personal injury and medical negligence claims. As a team leader, she is dedicated to supporting and advising her team and the clients she acts for.
Notable Settled Cases
Secured £12,500 in compensation for a 77-year-old man who experienced three unnecessary cycles of chemotherapy when a hospital failed to appropriately diagnose a return of prostate cancer.
Peter is a Solicitor who specialises in medical negligence. He first joined the team in 2015 as a fee earner, and soon moved on to a trainee solicitor role in personal injury. During this time, Peter also worked across many medical negligence cases, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2019.
Peter has a passion to positively influence his client’s lives, using his legal expertise built over a number of years. Outside of the office, Peter has founded and manages an inclusive local football team, with the purpose of promoting men’s mental health through football.
Highlights of recently settled cases
C v B 2019: Acting for client who suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured shoulder, following a road traffic accident whilst client was out cycling. Achieved settlement of £25,000.
K v CICA 2019: Acting for client who was victim of historic sexual abuse. Represented client at tribunal to obtain settlement in excess of £20,000.
KSJ v C 2020: Acting for client who suffered cardiac arrest on the operating table after incorrect medication was accidentally injected into client instead of anaesthesia medication. Achieved settlement for over £20,000.
R v T 2020: Acting for client who suffered a severe laceration to his right arm when a lift door closed on him whilst on holiday in Greece. Secured settlement of over £10,000 for client.
S v M 2020: Acting for client who suffered a broken ankle whilst working after tripping over a loose piece of wiring. Client unable to return to work for over 12 months, achieved settlement for over £50,000.
W v A: Acting for client who was involved in a severe head on road traffic collision. Unusually, the Defendant was the local highway as the accident occurred due to traffic light error, after 12 months of rigorous investigation. The Client sustained serious multiple injuries, both physical and psychological, the claim settled for over £150,000.
M v U 2022: Acting for client who was subject to an excessive 3 day delay in undergoing an emergency laparotomy for widespread faecal peritonitis due to 3 separate colonic perforations. Our client was left without urgent intervention over the festive period. Achieved settlement in the sum of £12,500.
“I would like to thank Peter Daly and all the team. After nearly 3 years of waiting, we now have the outcome we hoped we’d get – mainly with thanks to Peter doing his homework and bringing some evidence forward to the decisions panel.” – Successfully represented client at Tribunal in Glasgow re a CICA matter after client was assaulted, sustaining severe injuries.
“The most amazing solicitor ever. I can’t thank Peter Daly enough, he is fantastic, he is so kind and friendly. He has given me hope in life…I just can’t thank him enough! I would recommend this solicitor 100% he has made my life feel so much better and he had hope in me. Peter Daly you are amazing please keep up your amazing work and make other people’s lives amazing just like you did with mine. Thank you for everything you have done!” - Successfully secured compensation for client after client suffered cardiac arrest on operating table
Jennifer is a Solicitor who specialises in Medical Negligence. Jennifer has worked in Medical Negligence across the North of England and joined the Manchester office in 2018. Jennifer has a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim and prides herself on giving the very best customer service. Jennifer works in team 14 and has a wide range of experience, particularly in delayed diagnosis of cancer claims, shoulder and eye injuries.
Outside of the office Jennifer is a Trustee of Warrington Youth Rowing, a charity which currently works with children receiving pupil premium in over 20 schools across Cheshire and Merseyside. The charity aims to help the participants to develop a wide range of life skills such as time keeping, team work and commitment as well as improving their self-confidence.
Highlights of recently settled cases
C v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – 2020 – £90,000.00 for a 76 year old who suffered with a gastric ulcer which was not monitored. They lost the opportunity for an early diagnosis of gastric cancer which would have been curative and were only able to receive palliative chemotherapy. Their life expectancy was reduced by five years.
AO (deceased) v Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust -2020 – £90,000.00 for a 77 year old who suffered a deterioration of their cardiac function when they were lost to cardiac follow up. Their deterioration during this time lead to their premature death in 2018.
H v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust -2021 – £300,000.00 for a 62 year old who suffered negligent treatment leaving them with only 5% vision in their left eye which caused depression and their premature retirement from their job as a carer.
W v St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -2022 – £137,000.00 for a 47 year old for the poor management of their skin cancer which metastasised. Their life expectancy was estimated to be less than 12 months beyond settlement.
R v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board -2022 – £34,000.00 for a 84 year old who suffered subsidence of their total hip replacement and a grade 3 pressure sore which continued to cause pain at settlement. Causation was disputed
“Jennifer was Fantastic, she deserves a medal!
“From beginning to end if I ever needed to call her, she was there. Sometimes I called her and I got upset about losing my husband- she understood and was so lovely to me. I’ve already recommended Fletchers to my friends. Thank you so much”
“My agent Jennifer has been a godsend!! She has been the main person that I have had contact with, she has been reassuring, understanding and compassionate. She has answered all my questions and she asked me questions I didn’t even think of! I’ve been very happy with the service so far as my case is ongoing. Jennifer is a credit to your company, thank you”.
“Thank you for everything you have done. You have been nothing but outstanding and a credit to the practice! Thank you once again”.
“The level of communication has been excellent. I have been dealing with Jennifer Argent who has been phenomenal. I would highly recommend Fletchers”.
“Jennifer has been extremely patient with me. Despite the long and stressful nature of this case, she’s always there to keep me up-to-date and answer any questions I have. Outstanding”
“Jennifer has been lovely and amazing and explain everything in a way that was easy for me to understand”
“My case handler Jennifer Argent has been fantastic throughout, my case has not been simple and has ended up being quite drawn out but Jennifer worked diligently and got the best outcome.”
“Made me feel at ease at all times especially when listening to my story of what happened and always feel the best is being done. Thank you very much, would highly recommend
“Jennifer is a first class solicitor all round”
“Jennifer Argent was amazing, she really connected with how I felt, what happened and made me feel reassured all the way through. She kept me fully updated with where we were and what happens next. She did an amazing job and I will always ben thankful for all the help and work that was put in. I would definitely recommend should anyone need to consult in them and a massive thanks again to all involved”
Associate & Senior Solicitor
Hannah joined our Medical Negligence Department in February 2017, managing with a wide-ranging caseload with a particular interest in fatal claims.
Now, as a Senior Solicitor, Hannah supervises and develops junior members of her team and takes immense pride in delivering excellent client care and establishing a rapport with her clients to provide support throughout the claims process.
Above all, Hannah stands tall as a brilliant example of compassion and professionalism, inspiring many around her to strive for the highest standards of excellence.
HN (a minor) v University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, 2019: Acting on behalf of her client following a delay in diagnosing Sacral Agenesis. Achieved a settlement of £250,000.
VP [deceased] v Sundridge Developments Ltd, 2019: Acting for her client after a femur fracture so severe that the deceased was bed bound and passed away within 12 months. Achieved a settlement of £40,000 for the estate of deceased.
KL v Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, 2018: Acting on behalf of her client who experienced grade 3-4 pressure ulcers which healed but left client with scarring. As a result of client’s scarring, she suffered moderate depression and PTSD. Achieved a settlement of £85,000.
"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.