Proper care and a correct diagnosis are vital; any improper practice that led to suffering would constitute as medical negligence.
Medical Negligence Solutions has seen a number of cases where individuals have suffered from the following failures:
- Cancer Misdiagnosis (such as breast cancer misdiagnosis or lung cancer misdiagnosis)
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer
- Wrongful treatment of cancer
The four most common cancers are breast cancer, lung cancer, large bowel cancer and prostate cancer. These types of cancers account for over half of all new cases with over 75% of cancer occurring in people over the age of 60 and less than 1% of all cases occurring in children.
A failure to diagnose cancer can lead to unnecessary suffering and the need for further treatment which may have been avoided if the cancer diagnosis had been made at an earlier stage.
What is a Cancer Misdiagnosis?
Delays and misdiagnosis of cancer can occur in circumstances involving your GP or other healthcare professionals, for example, test results can be misinterpreted resulting in a misdiagnosis.
Further delays in a referral to a cancer specialist can lead to delays in treatment which give rise to a claim for medical negligence.
If you have, or know of someone who has, experienced these types of medical errors such as a delayed cancer diagnosis, and suffered as a result, Medical Negligence Solutions can help you to seek financial recovery for your injuries, as well as any financial strain that you have incurred.
Our experienced team will guide you through the complex legal process, ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome to your compensation claim.
Frequently asked questions
How much time will I need to dedicate to my claim?
It is really up to you. You can choose to be very involved or leave the daily running of the claim entirely to us. At all stages, we will keep you fully informed on the progress of your case. In most cases, you will likely need to attend an appointment with a medical expert. You will also need to answer any questions we may have on your treatment and sign relevant paperwork. Otherwise you can leave the time consuming process of settling your case to us.
What happens if I require treatment and care?
One of our key priorities when starting a medical negligence claim is to seek an expert medical opinion and get a medical report. This report will include any recommendations for treatment and care. We will assist you in getting the care you need and seek to recover the costs from the defendant, either at the end of the claim or by way of an interim payment.