As with any illness or disease, a delayed diagnosis can have catastrophic results. Cancer can be a particularly worrisome and problematic disease if it is not detected and treated early. As cancer develops, it progresses through a number of stages, becoming increasingly advanced and hard to treat.
If the illness is detected early, the chances of treatment being successful are much higher. This is why it is essential that your Doctor detects cancer at the earliest possible stage — stage one, if possible.
If you are diagnosed in the later stages of cancer and if you have visited your doctor on recent occasions, the question needs to be asked as to why your diagnosis was delayed. It may be that your Doctor submitted tests, but there was no clear diagnosis made when there should have been. This is where we can step in to help. By representing you, we will liaise with all medical staff to get a full history of your case before we begin a legal claims process.
Your diagnosis may have been missed because:
In any of these situations, we can assist you to seek compensation.
Regardless of the type of cancer, we can assist you. We have won large amounts of compensation for our clients in claims for medical negligence. Whether it be prostate, breast, cervical, stomach, skin, or any other type of cancer, compensation can be claimed.
Occasionally, cancer can be detected in the early stages but is misdiagnosed. It is possible for patients to be treated incorrectly and even to undergo surgical and medical procedures that were not required.
The impact of this can be physically and psychologically traumatic for the patient.
In cases of breast cancer, for example, women may have had breast tissue taken away in error, leaving them emotionally and physically scarred. If you or a loved one are in this position, our medical negligence team can help you to win compensation.
Our professional medical compensation team have years of experience and knowledge behind them, therefore you can be confident that you will be treated with the utmost consideration and respect. We cannot make the problem go away, but we will do all we can to put right what has been done wrong.