Failure to diagnose cancer or cancer misdiagnosis

It's important that you choose a medical negligence lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to deal with your compensation claim effectively.

Cancer is perhaps one of the most dangerous and damaging diseases that you will ever come across, and sadly it also has the potential to have a devastating impact on your life. Initial diagnosis is crucial to ensuring that treatment has a good chance of being successful, and a failure to adequately diagnose a patient can lead to serious consequences.

In some situations due to the negligence of a doctor or GP, cancer may not be diagnosed or it may be confused for another illness, as a result the cancer may be able to spread and eventually become terminal. If you have been left with serious injuries as a result of negligence on behalf of your doctor or GP then you could be eligible to make a claim.

WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST FOR FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE?

The main responsibility of your doctor or GP is to diagnose an illness and any failure to diagnose in these circumstances can fall solely on the shoulders of your healthcare professional. It is the job and responsibility of your GP to ensure that any potential health risks are diagnosed, if your GP fails to do this successfully and your symptoms worsen, or you develop new symptoms as a result, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

WHAT ARE SOME SITUATIONS WHERE I COULD MAKE A CLAIM?

  • Failure to diagnose a serious illness or injury
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Mis–diagnosis of cancer
  • Serious or terminal injuries developing as the result of a mis–diagnosis of cancer
  • New symptoms developing as the result of a failure to diagnose.

ASIDE FROM MY PERSONAL INJURY, WHAT OTHER EXPENSES COULD I CLAIM?

  • Loss of income – if you are unable to work or unable to return to work as the result of a cancer mis–diagnosis then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation to cover any loss of income that you have incurred
  • Pain and suffering – cancer can be an incredibly painful disease which can have a real impact on your lifestyle, if you are mis–diagnosed and your cancer spreads or becomes more serious as a result then you could be eligible to make a claim for pain and suffering
  • Additional medical expenses – cancer can be incredibly expensive to treat and if you are required to undergo further cancer surgery or treatment as a result of negligence on behalf of your GP or doctor then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

HOW CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME WITH MY CLAIM?

Dealing with cancer can often be an incredibly difficult time for any individual or family and at Medical Compensation 4U we understand with compassion how hard it can be to even think about a personal injury claim at this time. That’s where we come in. We will take the hassle out of your personal injury claim, while working towards the compensation that you deserve. We will look after the paperwork and often confusing and complicated aspects of the process, leaving you to focus on your rest and recuperation.