Cancer Misdiagnosis claims
According to Cancer Research UK, there are around 1,000 new cancer cases in the UK every day. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer has improved considerably in recent years, and we are lucky to have a health service with specialist units dedicated to tackling this disease, but mistakes can unfortunately happen.
With the NHS under increasing pressure to diagnose patients quickly, and with the recent added strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) causing a backlog in cancer diagnoses, missed or misdiagnosed cancer cases are sadly not uncommon.
If you, or a loved one, have been misdiagnosed with cancer, or if you were diagnosed late, our specialist medical negligence solicitors are here to support you. Call us on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our free online Start a Claim form.
Cancer Misdiagnosis compensation
A cancer misdiagnosis happens when a medical professional diagnoses your symptoms as relating to another illness or, alternatively, when they miss the signs and symptoms altogether. Treating someone for the wrong illness can be harmful and not providing the right cancer care early on can have a long-term impact on a patient’s chance of recovery.