Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims & Compensation
Cancer is one of the most common diseases in the United Kingdom and sadly causes many deaths and affects many people’s lives every year. It is an illness caused by a change in the body’s cells whereby the normal cells grow in an uncontrolled way which causes a lump called a tumour to develop. Coodes Solicitors specialise in cancer misdiagnosis claims and compensation settlements.
If the tumour is not detected and treated, it can cause many problems, including the spreading into normal tissues nearby to the tumour, causing pressure on other structures in the body, and spreading to other parts of the body (often referred to as ‘secondary’ cancers). Late or incorrect diagnosis of cancer is a common element of cancer misdiagnosis claims.
There are more than 200 different types of cancer because there are over 200 different types of body cells. Sadly, it is therefore a very common disease and the current statistics show that there are 356,860 new cases every year.
Some cancers, like leukemia, do not form tumours but instead it is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow that is characterised by an abnormal increase of blood cells, usually leukocytes (white blood cells). Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases.
Oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. Cancer can present all over the body in many forms. Some are gradual and slow growing, while others are more invasive and grow at an extremely fast rate.
Almost all cancers can be diagnosed by appropriate investigations and screening, but the presenting symptoms vary and detection can sadly sometimes be very difficult.
Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims – What Can I Claim Compensation For?
It’s vital that cancer is diagnosed at the earliest opportunity to help your chances of recovery and ultimate survival. When doctors and other medical professionals make mistakes, your symptoms might be diagnosed too late, meaning your cancer might be harder to treat or might lead to death.
If clinical negligence has meant that your cancer was misdiagnosed or that your diagnosis was delayed, we may be able to help you make a cancer compensation claim. Our accredited expert medical negligence lawyers will approach your case with understanding and sensitivity, seeking answers from those responsible.
We can help you if you’ve suffered unnecessarily because of delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancers such as (but not limited to):-
- breast cancer
- bowel cancer
- cervical cancer
- ovarian cancer
- prostate cancer
- testicular cancer
- skin cancer
Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors accept claims on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay for anything unless you win your case.
Please contact us for more information