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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

What are cancer misdiagnosis claims? 

Cancer misdiagnosis claims are a type of medical negligence claim. It is the legal action you can take if a healthcare professional doesn’t provide the acceptable standard of care, which can lead to illnesses or injuries that have major or life-altering effects.  

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What are the common causes of cancer misdiagnosis?

  • Failure to recognise cancer symptoms 
  • Incorrect interpretation of test results 
  • Misidentification of cancer as another condition 
  • False “all clear” diagnoses, despite the presence of cancer 
  • Other diagnostic failures and delays 

What types of cancer can result in a cancer negligence claim?

  • Bladder cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma cancer
  • Melanoma (skin cancer)
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Renal cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Tongue cancer

What are the signs of cancer misdiagnosis?

What should you do if your doctor misdiagnoses cancer? 

  • the medical professional isn’t sure what type of cancer you’re diagnosed with, or the extent of it 
  • the medical professional diagnosing cancer doesn’t specialise in the type of cancer diagnosed 
  • you don’t believe the medical professional is treating your diagnosis seriously 
  • you believe there may be alternative treatments available 

Can I make a cancer misdiagnosis claim?

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Kate Lozynska
Associate & Clinical Negligence Solicitor

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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Kate Lozynska
Associate & Clinical Negligence Solicitor

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Cancer Misdiagnosis FAQs

How is compensation calculated in cancer misdiagnosis claims?

In general, compensation reflects the severity of the impact of the misdiagnosis. This will include things like treatment costs, lost income, and pain and suffering, as well as impacts on your future health and prospects.

What should I do if I believe medical negligence occurred beyond misdiagnosis?

It is always best to get specialised legal advice. If negligence extends to treatment errors or other aspects of care, a comprehensive legal approach is necessary.

How much time do I have to claim?

Generally, you have a three-year window from the “date of knowledge” to file a claim for misdiagnosis, meaning the date you first became aware of the misdiagnosis. While some individuals may realise the misdiagnosis immediately, others may take longer to acknowledge it. It’s essential to understand that the three-year timeframe starts from the date you first became aware of the error, not when it occurred. If the person affected was under 18 at the time, the deadline extends to three years from their 18th birthday (i.e., their 21st birthday). Additionally, if the individual lacks mental capacity, there is no time limit for filing a claim. If in doubt, please speak with our cancer misdiagnosis solicitors, who can offer advice specific to your experience.

How much does it cost to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim?

The costs associated with pursuing a cancer misdiagnosis claim can vary. However, at Fletchers Solicitors, we provide our legal services on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. This reduces your financial risk considerably.

Specialised legal firms like Fletchers have the expertise and experience to navigate the complexities of cancer misdiagnosis claims, including what’s needed in terms of evidence and legal proceedings.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Cancer Misdiagnosis Solicitors

We are specialist solicitors in medical negligence claims. We understand the intricate details of cancer misdiagnosis cases, and the impact this experience can have on your life. That means we’re well-equipped to navigate the legal system and advocate for you if you have been affected by a cancer misdiagnosis.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Cancer Misdiagnosis Cases

At Fletchers, we are very familiar with handling cancer misdiagnosis cases, and have settled many cases just like yours. We understand the profound effects such cases can have on people’s lives. We have helped hundreds of people get the compensation they deserve. Discover more about our cases.

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