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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

We specialise in Cancer Negligence Claims

Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer. It’s a distressing diagnosis for many patients and their families.

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A cancer misdiagnosis can impact not only your physical well-being but also your mental health and financial stability. If you’re dealing with the aftermath of cancer misdiagnosis, understanding the process of starting a claim is crucial.

Part of moving forward will include identifying the type of misdiagnosis. This may include failure to diagnose, incorrect diagnosis, or a false “all clear”. It will also mean looking at the results of the error in both the short and long term. Cancer misdiagnosis claims fall under the broader umbrella of medical negligence claims. Understanding more about what a claim is will help you in the fight to get the compensation you deserve.

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

What are cancer misdiagnosis claims? 

Medical negligence claims are legal actions taken due to injuries or illnesses that have major or life-altering effects. The misdiagnosis of cancer very much falls into this category, particularly where failure to get an accurate diagnosis has led to severe consequences – physical, emotional, or financial.

Common cancer misdiagnosis claims we handle

There are many reasons for cancer misdiagnosis, which may mean you have a valid legal claim to pursue. When it comes to a claim relating to the wrong diagnosis of cancer, it can arise from various oversights. These include:

  • 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 

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What are the symptoms of cancer misdiagnosis?

  • Unnecessary progression of the disease
  • Delayed treatment opportunities
  • In some cases, reduced chances of survival or recovery

How can cancer misdiagnosis be treated?

Can I claim for cancer misdiagnosis?

Starting your cancer misdiagnosis claim

Compensation for cancer misdiagnosis

How much time do I have to claim?

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

Why choose Fletchers? 

Cancer Misdiagnosis FAQs

A serious injury is a kind of injury that has significant effects on a person’s health and well-being. In the context of cancer, a serious injury claim might stem from a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer in a timely way. The results can have significant consequences for a person’s health, finances, future prospects, or general well-being.

What are the most common causes of cancer misdiagnosis claims?

There are several common causes of cancer misdiagnosis claims. These can include failure to recognise symptoms, incorrect interpretation of test results or misidentification of cancer as another illness. It can also apply in cases where a patient has gotten an “all-clear” diagnosis when cancer is still present.

Can I claim compensation for a cancer misdiagnosis?

Yes, if you’ve been affected by a cancer misdiagnosis, you can claim compensation. This claim might relate to covering your medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering among other things.

How long do I have to claim a cancer misdiagnosis?

You should bring a claim forward within three years of experiencing cancer misdiagnosis, or within three years of becoming aware of the mistake. It is understandable that immediately following a medical negligence incident such as this, can be very distressing. So please do consult a legal advisor immediately to understand more about the timelines that will apply.

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

Costs vary, but many solicitors offer ‘No Win, No Fee’ services. This means that unless you win the case, you won’t pay any legal fees, reducing the financial risk to you. Always discuss fees and payment structures upfront with your solicitor.

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.

How is compensation calculated in cancer misdiagnosis cases?

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.

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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