Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

 

In the last forty years, cancer survival rates have doubled which is very welcome news. Sadly, some cancer cases are missed and the wrong diagnosis can have devastating and far-reaching consequences. Medical professionals have a legal and professional obligation to provide their patients with an accurate diagnosis. Should cancer be misdiagnosed, your access to the right treatment may be delayed, and your condition may become more severe as a result.

 

Making a Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim

 

If the worst does happen and you find yourself seeking legal advice for a cancer misdiagnosis claim, either for yourself or a loved one, our expert team can provide guidance and reassurance during a truly devastating time. All it takes is one quick phone call to start your cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim. From there we will guide you through the process and explain:

 

  • If we are able to take on your case and believe that we can win you the compensation you’re entitled to
  • How your claim will be handled and what information we need from you
  • How much your claim may be worth
  • What compensation can help you with 
  • How our no win no fee agreements works

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What is a cancer misdiagnosis claim?

 

If you feel that during any stage of your cancer diagnosis or treatment, your case was not handled correctly and you received a delayed or incorrect diagnosis, then you may be able to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim. Catching cancer early on improves the chances of survival significantly, which is why any delay in diagnosis or treatment can be so costly. Every healthcare professional must treat patients according to a code of conduct and has a duty of care. When this duty has not been met, and the consequences have resulted in suffering that would otherwise have been avoided, this is considered to be medical negligence. If this has happened to you  we will listen to your concerns with empathy and openness, helping to understand if you have a case, and to get you the support and answers you need.

 

Types of cancer Misdiagnosis

 

There are hundreds of types of cancers. Many cancers have early symptoms that are associated with less serious illnesses at first. This is just one reason why cancer may be misdiagnosed. 

 

The NHS set targets to diagnose three-quarters of cancer cases at an early stage to help improve survival rates. As it stands, this target is not being met and we have helped thousands of patients overcome a cancer misdiagnosis for many types of cancer including:

 

 

Awareness of the signs and symptoms of each cancer is the first step in getting a diagnosis. There is more information on each of our cancer claim pages above.

 

Why is cancer misdiagnosed?

 

During early appointments, when you share your concerns with your doctor, you will likely be thoroughly examined or referred to a specialist if they believe further investigation is required. If a GP suspects you have cancer, they should make an urgent referral within two weeks. If this does not happen and you later learn you do have cancer, it can be treated as medical negligence. This is just one example of medical negligence, others include: 

 

  • Failing to request the proper tests in the right time period
  • Misreading test results such as blood or tissue samples
  • Not recording patient information or symptoms properly
  • Diagnosing a different illness
  • Prescribing the wrong treatment

 

A delayed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis can occur at any time, even when receiving treatment. The emotional upheaval of a cancer diagnosis, not to mention the physical effects, can be catastrophic, which is why we help patients across the UK to take action for their cancer misdiagnosis.

 

Cancer Misdiagnosis Payouts

 

Patient Claim Line has helped thousands of cancer sufferers secure cancer misdiagnosis payouts from NHS trusts and private clinics throughout the UK. For example, after our client’s lymphoma misdiagnosis, we were able to settle with Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust which helped our client to rebuild his life. Cancer misdiagnosis are there to help you move forward and recover from your cancer misdiagnosis by helping you to pay for things like:

 

  • The cost of any private healthcare you may need
  • Ongoing medications and treatment plans
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Prosthetics, particularly ones that are not offered on the NHS 
  • Recovery from the trauma of a cancer misdiagnosis
  • Travel costs
  • Any changes to your living situation including adapting your home

 

There is no definite amount for a cancer misdiagnosis payout. Every case is decided according to the individual circumstances. Using a specialist cancer misdiagnosis solicitor ensures you have the absolute best chance of getting the maximum settlement you are entitled to.

 

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim Experts

 

At Patient Claim Line, our specialist legal experts have extensive experience in supporting clients and delivering cancer misdiagnosis compensation. We understand the distress and devastation that can be caused by delayed, negligent or misdiagnosed cancer treatment. We have over 100 medical negligence solicitors based throughout the UK, and can offer a local service with the expertise and capacity of a national firm. While some firms take on cases in every area of the law, we only take on medical negligence cases. This means we are number one at what we do and help people just like you claim compensation for their cancer misdiagnosis every day.

 

No Win No Fee Cancer Misdiagnosis

 

Once we accept your claim, we always work on a no win no fee basis. This means that if you pursue your claim with us, and the claim is not successful, you walk away without having to pay us a penny. That’s our promise to you. We know that making a claim can seem daunting and want to make it as stress free as possible. Knowing you don’t have to pay a single penny unless we win your case means you have complete peace of mind when making your cancer misdiagnosis claim.

 

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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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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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Hannah Luscombe

Hannah Luscombe
Team Leader/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.

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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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