When dealing with serious medical complaints such as cancer, timely tests, referrals, investigations and treatment can literally mean the difference between life and death. Even if the patient does survive, their ongoing prospects may be seriously affected by medical negligence at the early stages of their treatment.
If you or a loved one suspect that your cancer was misdiagnosed, you may be entitled to claim compensation. At OP Law, our medical negligence solicitors have helped many patients just like you claim compensation to rebuild their lives following misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancer.
We have assisted clients make compensation claims for misdiagnosis of the following types of cancer:
Medical professionals are trained to diagnose and treat diseases, however mistakes can and do happen. In some cases, patients can be told that they have nothing to worry about and that they are in good health, or that their condition is something other than cancer. If the clinician fails to correctly diagnose cancer or diagnose the cancer too late, this can have a serious effect on your prospect of recovery and survival.
Medical professionals have a duty of care to ensure that thorough checks, investigations, and tests are undertaken to diagnose the condition. There are guidelines outlined by the NHS to ensure best practise is followed. On occasion these guidelines are breached as a result of negligence, incompetence, overstretched or overworked staff, or the failure of a doctor to diagnose a disease which is outside their experience.
Some of the more common failures to diagnose cancer result from:
There are various damages you can claim for cancer misdiagnosis, including:
In order to succeed in cancer misdiagnosis claim, you must prove that the standard of care was below the standard of the reasonably competent healthcare professional. Medical professionals, like any professionals, have a certain duty of care. Should the standard not be met, and injury suffering or loss follow, then you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
Like any medical negligence claim, cancer misdiagnosis claims need to meet certain criteria. These are:
If you have suffered loss or injury as a result of a cancer misdiagnosis resulting from medical negligence, OP Law can help you seek financial compensation. Our experienced team will guide you through the complex legal process, ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome to your compensation claim. Click here to get in touch or call us on 01727 790510