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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
At Patient Claim Line, we understand that the wrong cancer 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.
Rest assured, 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.
Can I claim for cancer misdiagnosis?
If you are a UK-based citizen and believe you have experienced negligent care, our dedicated and expert team have more than one hundred years combined experience in medical negligence.
Simply put, we will always endeavour to support your claim for compensation. Case acceptance does, of course, come with some variables. The variables depend on a number of key factors we explain here.
Overall, you have the most chance of success if you act quickly in seeking legal advice.
Any claim for cancer misdiagnosis will be taken seriously and treated with the upmost respect. Our legal specialists are based throughout the UK and they will approach your case with empathy and openness. Any questions you have are not only answered, but your concerns are dealt with sensitively and swiftly.
Examples of cancer misdiagnosis claims:
- Breast Cancer
- Bowel Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
Patient Claim Line are cancer misdiagnosis claim experts
At Patient Claim Line, we understand the distress and devastation that can be caused by delayed, negligent or misdiagnosed cancer treatment.
If you’re ready to speak up and put forward your cancer misdiagnosis claim, we’re ready and waiting to hear from you.
As specialist cancer misdiagnosis lawyers, we will assess your case credentials and what ascertain what band of compensation your claim could fall into.
Furthermore, by making a claim today, there’s a chance you can secure that financial compensation you deserve, that can make all the difference for you and your family.
Is there a time limit that medical professionals must stick to, to deliver a cancer diagnosis?
If you or your GP are concerned about cancer symptoms, you should be offered an appointment with a specialist within 2 weeks of your General Practitioner (GP) making the referral.
This is also stated on the NHS’s online waiting times guide under ‘maximum waiting times for urgent cancer referrals’ section.
If you have already waited longer than the 2 weeks specified for your treatment, you are within your legal right to ask to be seen or treated by a different provider.
In addition to this, the hospital or clinical commissioning group (CCG) must investigate and offer you a range of suitable alternative hospitals or clinics that would be able to see you .
If you’re not happy with the response, you can complain by following the NHS complaints procedure.
How is cancer misdiagnosis compensation calculated?
As solicitors specialising in cancer misdiagnosis, we know how important it is to estimate your compensation figure ahead of pursuing a claim.
Although we cannot calculate an exact figure beforehand, our legal teams are here to support and advise on all critical aspects of your case.
This means that the more evidence we have, and the more we know about your cancer misdiagnosis, the better equipped we will be to deliver a fair and just final award.
Examples of cancer misdiagnosis claims
For some time now, cases involving cancer being misdiagnosed are rising in the UK.
Despite this, our specialist legal experts have experience supporting clients and delivering cancer misdiagnosis compensation.
One example includes a client from Gateshead.
Our client was given antibiotics for neck pain and a lump on his back by his GP. However, a year later he saw a different doctor who urgently referred him for a scan. Following nearly two years of pain and loss of earnings due to being unable to work, he was finally diagnosed with Stage 4 Grade non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and his lump was removed.
After we took on the client’s claim, he received a substantial out of court settlement for his cancer misdiagnosis.
Another example involves a family receiving a seven-figure cancer misdiagnosis compensation settlement.
Their father very sadly paid the ultimate price due to the missed cancer diagnosis.
Despite this, our team ensured the family also received an apology from the doctor, which was very important to them.