Cancer needs to be diagnosed early and correctly so you have the best chance of recovery. If mistakes are made by medical professionals, your diagnosis might be delayed and it may mean your cancer is harder to treat, or has become terminal.
It was reported in 2011 that 1 in 4 cancer sufferers have been misdiagnosed by GPs causing a delay in treatment. In 2014 a newspaper reported that almost half (46%) of cancer patients are diagnosed late.
Negligence Claimline are specialists in compensation claims for cancer. We have helped many people make a claim in areas of cancer misdiagnosis, undiagnosed cancer, delayed cancer treatment and complications arising from cancer.
Our specialist panel of medical negligence solicitors are can help with your medical negligence claim. If medical negligence has occurred Negligence Claimline is the company to contact.
You may have a medical negligence claim if a medical professional failed to:
- Examine you correctly
- Refer you to a cancer specialist
- Recognise and investigate symptoms properly
- Refer you for Ultrasound, MRI and CT scans
- Send you for the correct tests
- Give you the correct treatment
What do we cover?
Our experts can help you if you’ve suffered a delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis of, or delayed treatment of any cancer including the following:
- Adrenal cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Blood cancer
- Bile duct cancer
- Bone cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Brain tumour
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Mouth and throat cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Soft tissue cancer
- Skin cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- OTHER cancers
Cancer in General
There are around 200 different types of cancer currently identified which affect various parts of your body. Usually they have names such as Myeloma, Sarcoma or Carcinoma to name just a few. Delayed diagnosis of cancer or misdiagnosed cancer are two of the main reasons why compensation claims are brought against health professionals.
An "Adenoma" is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour made up from epithelial tissue.
The word “Carcinoma” refers to cancers that develop from certain cells called “Epithelial” and occurs when the DNA of a cell becomes damaged or altered. In contrast to Carcinoma, a “Sarcoma” refers to cancers of either connective or other non-epithelial tissue.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that occurs in the Lymphatic system and there are two main types, Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells (a type of white blood cell) in bone marrow
Melanoma refers to cancer of the pigment cells of the skin and is derived from the work Melas. In Greek this means black.
Is cancer often misdiagnosed?
The NHSLA, the body that looks after all claims made against the NHS, say their figures show that in 2014/15 cancer was the second most misdiagnosed condition they received claims for.
How do we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim for medical negligence.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their life, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.