Cancer Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

When things don’t go right, we are here to get you the answers you deserve.

The consequences of cancer misdiagnosis or late cancer diagnosis can vary in severity depending on the type of cancer, the length of delay and length of time that the cancer has been present. Even the shortest of delays can have a significant impact on the type of treatment required, its effectiveness and your overall survival.

If you or a family member have been affected by a late cancer diagnosis or misdiagnosis, we can help. Our specialist medical (clinical) negligence team have the expertise to deal with these sensitive and complex cases. We have represented many people and their families who have suffered as a result of negligent treatment.

When things don’t go right with your medical treatement, we are here to help you get the answers you deserve and the compensation you need to get your life back on track.  

Speak to us today about your medical negligence claim. Call us on 0800 987 8800 or make a free online enquiry here and we will contact you.

Cancer Medical Negligence

Receiving the diagnosis that you, a family member or a friend has cancer is devastating. It is understandably a very difficult time and it is important to have support from friends and family. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, their doctor will tell them what stage their cancer has reached. Often when opportunities for diagnosis are missed and the cancer has progressed to a more advanced stage, the delay can result in a poorer long-term outcome for the patient. Sometimes the effect of the delay is extremely serious.

Most medical professionals in the UK provide a high standard of care but unfortunately, there are times when there is a failure to make a timely or correct diagnosis and the consequences can be devastating for the patient and their loved ones. It is thought that, in the UK, nearly 40% of all cancer patients are misdiagnosed at least once before they receive an accurate diagnosis.

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have secured compensation for many people who have had a delayed diagnosis of cancer because:

  • x-rays and scans were misinterpreted
  • tissue samples and smears were wrongly interpreted by pathologists
  • adequate investigation was not carried out
  • GPs failed to recognise symptoms and refer on for specialist advice

Catching cancer early can significantly improve the chances of survival and  potentially reduces the need for extensive and invasive treatment. Learning that you or a family member could have been diagnosed sooner can be very distressing and will, no doubt, leave you feeling as though you have been let down by your doctor.

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Compensation for delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis

Substantial compensation has been secured in claims for medical negligence arising from the delayed diagnosis of all different types of cancer including:

  • Melanoma (skin cancer)
  • Lung cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system)
  • Leukaemia
  • Carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma

Other problems arise when patients are misdiagnosed with cancer. Some people have undergone unnecessary medical procedures and others have developed a severe psychological reaction to the belief that they are terminally ill.

If you believe that you or a loved one have received negligent medical treatment in relation to a cancer diagnosis and this has resulted in an adverse outcome, or the need for more extensive treatment, then you may be entitled to compensation.  Please contact our medical negligence team for a free no-obligation enquiry.  

Medical Negligence Specialists – Bridge McFarland LLP

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Medical Negligence Solicitors – Cancer Negligence Specialists

As specialist medical negligence solicitors, our role is to obtain and examine your medical records and work closely with experienced medical experts to establish what happened in your case and whether your medical diagnosis or treatment was negligent.

Our sensitive and approachable team of medical negligence specialists understand how distressing and devastating cases of delayed or misdiagnosed cancer can be. Having your voice heard and getting the answers you deserve can be just as important as receiving financial compensation.

We will guide you through the compensation claims process, fighting for you to receive the explanations and compensation you are entitled to.

We know that clients worry about how much it will cost to pursue a medical negligence claim. We are obliged to provide you with information about all funding options that are available and which would be the best option for you in line with the Solicitors’ Code of Conduct. Bridge McFarland LLP is able to offer all types of funding from legal aid to a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement*.

Speak to us today about your medical negligence claim. Call us on 0800 987 8800 or make a free online enquiry here and we will contact you.

Medical Negligence Specialists – Bridge McFarland LLP is owned and operated by Bridge McFarland LLP, an established and nationally recognised law firm renowned for specialist expertise and experience in this complex area of law. With our determination and commitment to providing our clients with an exceptional standard of service, we have held the highly regarded Lexcel quality mark since June 2008. Many of our solicitors also hold the specialist Law Society Clinical Negligence Accreditation, a recognised quality standard for practitioners representing claimants in medical negligence matters.

These accolades are only awarded to firms that have undergone regular rigorous, and independent assessments.

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We offer no win, no fee funding to victims of medical negligence, to give you the peace of mind you need to investigate your claim.

With this agreement, if your case is unsuccessful you are not charged for your legal fees.

*Your funding eligibility will be assessed at your initial appointment and is subject to terms and conditions.

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