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Significant advances have been made over the years in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer; however, medical negligence claims surrounding the treatment of cancer patients is sadly one of the most common types of medical negligence claim.

Significant advances have been made over the years in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer; however, medical negligence claims surrounding the treatment of cancer patients is sadly one of the most common types of medical negligence claim. A diagnosis of cancer is not only devastating for individuals but also their families. This feeling of devastation can be compounded if delays in diagnosis and treatment have a detrimental effect on the prognosis.

Medical negligence claims for the treatment of cancer can be complex. They involve analysing the treatment by GPs when evaluating symptoms, or scrutiny of the care given by oncologists, radiologists and surgeons. These cases often rely on robust independent medical evidence that considers the consequences of the negligence. The strength of this evidence is important as it helps in valuing the amount of compensation awarded.

Our expert medical negligence lawyers provide sensitive and timely legal advice to people with mistreated cancer claims.

If the cancer is late diagnosed, undiagnosed or improper treatment has been given, you may be able to claim compensation. Get in touch with our expert lawyers to see how we can help.

Examples of cancer claims

  • Failure by a GP to recognise symptoms and refer a patient to cancer specialists
  • Failings in screening programmes
  • Samples wrongly interpreted by pathologists
  • Inadequate surgery to fully remove tumours
  • Poor palliative care
  • Wrong diagnosis of cancer leading to unnecessary treatment

Accident and Emergency

Our Accident and Emergency departments provide an invaluable and often lifesaving service. With an estimated 21 million admissions to A&E departments every year, occasionally things do go wrong. A&E staff are often under pressure to make prompt diagnosis in circumstances which can be very challenging. When there are failures of care, the impact can be devastating for patients and their families.

Medical errors in accident and emergency medicine can arise in many ways. We have experience of handling a wide range of cases relating to A&E negligence, including those involving patients treated by paramedics, as well as A&E hospital doctors and nurses.

We will fully investigate the circumstances of your case and aim to make the process as easy as possible, guiding you through every stage. We know that often you want to understand why the A&E system failed you, to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else.

If you have suffered an injury or illness because of poor management, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose you may be able to recover compensation.

Get in touch with our friendly, expert team for a free initial chat to discuss your case.

Examples of accident and emergency claims

  • Delays in ambulances reaching patients 
  • Failure by paramedics in treating patients correctly
  • Failure to correctly interpret test results such as scans, x-rays and blood tests
  • Misdiagnosing a medical condition
  • Failure to operate when necessary
  • Failure by junior staff to seek the opinion of a consultant or specialist doctor
  • Discharging a patient from hospital too soon

 

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  • Thank you for everything you have done.

    Mrs W
  • The level of service was outstanding.

    Family of Mrs R
  • Thank you for all your help and support over the years. It’s been a great pleasure being associated with your company. God bless you all.

    Thank you Sara Westwood

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