Late Diagnosis of Cancer Claims

Blackwater Law’s team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors advise and represent cancer patients across the UK that have received a late cancer diagnosis and who have suffered as a result of this late diagnosis.

Late diagnosis of almost all types of cancer means there is opportunity for the cancer to grow and maybe even spread to other parts of the body. This often means the patient will experience further suffering as well as potentially decreasing the likelihood that any treatment will be effective.

Healthcare advancements do mean that there is greater access to a wider range of treatments which can prove helpful for patients.

However, the limiting factor to these treatments relies heavily on the stage of the cancer upon diagnosis. Following timely diagnosis, there can be a series of patient and doctor discussions to ensure the correct treatment is selected for the cancer.

What can lead to a delayed cancer diagnosis?

The following are all circumstances where a doctor may cause a delayed diagnosis:

  • Delay in referring a patient to a specialist
  • Failing to suggest and arrange more tests after cancer symptoms show
  • Failing to schedule further investigation after abnormalities are discovered
  • Failing to react appropriately to biopsy results
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer

All of these issues raised can mean patients are deprived of the chance of a cure, and reduces the time available to arrange palliative care.

Grounds for a medical negligence compensation claim can be based on a similar scenario with your GP for example, despite cancer suspicions, not referring you for the correct tests.

Should I pursue a clinical negligence claim against a medical professional?

At Blackwater Law we appreciate that the idea of making a personal claim against a doctor after having developed a good working relationship may seem daunting. But it is the case that all healthcare professionals have insurance in place to cover them for compensation payments that may be necessary where mistakes have been made in diagnosing cancer.

At Blackwater Law, our team of professional and expert clinical negligence solicitors aim to develop the strongest possible claim for compensation on our clients’ behalf, taking into account the mental and physical state of clients dealing with late cancer diagnosis or misdiagnosis.

Advising relatives of cancer patients diagnosed too late

In some tragic cases, patients are diagnosed with cancer at too late a stage for treatment to be effective. As well as acting for cancer patients themselves, Blackwater Law can also act for the relatives of those cancer patients who were diagnosed with cancer too late for treatment to be effective, and who may have already passed away.

In these distressing cases, our solicitors treat relatives with the respect and dignity that the situation requires, whilst doing their utmost to see that they can get the compensation to help them move forward with their lives after their loss. Whether the compensation your clinical negligence solicitor wins on your behalf helps the relatives of the patient, or is donated to a cancer charity, we will endeavour to achieve the maximum compensation on your behalf.

How do I enquire about making a claim for compensation?

Speak with one of our compensation solicitors today on 0800 083 5500 for free initial advice on your late cancer diagnosis claim. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form

All discussion of late diagnosis cancer claims can be done in the most suitable manner for you, talking in person, phone or email so you will always be up to date with the proceedings.

We offer a free initial consultation and our delayed cancer diagnosis claims are on a no-win, no-fee basis.

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