Our Medical Negligence Lawyers offer a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence and medical accidents. Call us on 08000 488 777 or tell us what happened so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.
If you or a family member have experienced a diagnosis error with cancer, you may able to claim compensation. Cancer strikes a person when a small part of a cell mechanism goes wrong, giving rise to cancerous cells. The type of treatment available for cancer depends on the severity of cancer cells and the stage at which the affected person starts taking treatment. Unfortunately, some percentage of people undergoing cancer treatment are affected by adverse side effects while undergoing the treatment.
In some cases, a delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer can also lead to treatment being late or even to fatalities. Those affected by such a tragedy can use the help of a medical negligence lawyer to claim compensation for the side effects and the mental suffering of the patient and the family members. We have a vast number of Medical Negligence Lawyers specialising in cases related to cancer treatment medical negligence.
There are three common issues that happen during the diagnosis stage that can be considered misdiagnosis:
- Cancer misdiagnosis – Patients undergo a lot of stress when they are wrongly diagnosed with cancer and they don’t have cancerous cells in their body. In some cases, patients are diagnosed with the wrong type of cancer.
- Delay in diagnosis – A delayed referral to a specialist can have serious effects on the end result. There should not be any delay in the cancer diagnosis stage.
- Failure to diagnose – In some cases doctors fail to read the signs of cancer, often ending up in disastrous consequences
Medical negligence can also occur when providing treatment for cancer. Based on the type of treatment provided, the cancer patient can suffer serious side effects. Some of the treatments that can lead of serious side effects include:
- Hormonal therapies, when not properly administered, can result in side effects like memory problems, blood clots in women, and risk of heart attacks in men.
- Transplant of donor cells through stem cell and bone marrow transplants through surgery can result in side effects like infection and anaemia.
- Biological therapies that are provided to control the growth of cancer cells can lead to side effects like flu-like symptoms.
- Surgery that deals with cutting the cancerous cells out of the body can lead to infection and sudden swelling, bleeding, and organ dysfunction in the region where the cancerous cells have been cut.
- Chemotherapy side effects are very hard to deal with and requires prolonged treatment which may end up with positive results. Some of the side effects of chemotherapy include tiredness, occasional dizziness, anaemia, loss of hair, loss of appetite, diarrhea and constipation.
- Radiotherapy can also lead to the formation of secondary cancer, infertility, and swelling of the limbs.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a cancer diagnosis error you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed;
- Adults must file a claim for compensation within three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
- In fatal cases a claim must be filled within three years from that date of death.
If a claim is filled too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
Our experienced Medical Negligence Lawyers explore in detail entire case history and pair with medical experts who specialise in cancer to determine whether the person is eligible for compensation. Once confirmed, our team of Medical Negligence Lawyers start gathering the medical data and reports needed to be presented as evidence in support of your claim.
To speak to us regarding your claim you can contact us by requesting a call back, filling in our online claim form or by calling us on the number above.
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