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Cancer Misdiagnosis claims


Cancer misdiagnosis claims can result from delayed diagnosis or incorrect diagnosis happen when opportunities for diagnosis are missed and the condition has developed to a more advanced stage. The delay make a real difference to the outcome. Sometimes, the effects are extremely serious and significantly reduce a patient’s life expectancy. Other problems arise when patients are misdiagnosed as having cancer when in fact they do not. When this happens patients undergo unnecessary medical procedures and can also cause a severe psychological reaction to the belief that they are terminally ill.

Cancer negligence claims are complicated and it is important that you seek good legal advice. Often it will be necessary to obtain opinion from different specialist to prove delayed diagnosis of cancer.

Delayed diagnosis or incorrect diagnosis Causes the cancer claims can arise as a result of:-

  • Failure to administer the correct tests by either the General Practitioner or hospital
  • Failure to investigate adequately
  • A misinterpretation of x-rays and scans
  • Failure to refer to secondary care

The common misdiagnosis cases of Cancer compensation claims that we deal with:-

  • Breast cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Prostate cancer

For further information on cancer compensation claims please contact our medical negligence lawyers on 020 3405 2860 or by e-mail contact@universalaw.co.uk or complete our short form.

All enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you including Legal Aid and ‘No Win No Fee’.