Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

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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.

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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.

So, if you think you’ve experienced significant failures in your care that led to misdiagnosis, then speak to one of our friendly legal advisors today on 0330 107 5323 or fill out our easy-to-use contact form to begin your 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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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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