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.

Medical professionals can also mistakenly diagnose another illness as cancer which can understandably cause high levels of stress, anguish and anxiety for a patient and their loved ones.

If you’ve experienced a misdiagnosis, you may be able to claim cancer misdiagnosis compensation.

Delayed cancer diagnosis compensation

Early detection of cancer offers the best chance for patients to beat the disease and recover. The consequences of a delayed diagnosis can be devastating - allowing the cancer to grow and the patient’s ability to fight the cancer to reduce. The result is a lower chance of survival and greater problems associated with treatment.

If you have received a delayed or late diagnosis because of negligent medical care, you may be able to make a claim for delayed cancer diagnosis compensation.

Making a claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation with Thompsons Solicitors

Our medical negligence lawyers have decades of experience in supporting clients who have suffered as a result of cancer misdiagnosis and missed or delayed cancer diagnoses and are here to support you and your loved ones. For free, confidential, no obligation legal advice about your potential cancer compensation claim, please call us today on 0800 0 224 224 or fill out our quick and easy Start a Claim form.