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Cancer - Failure to Diagnose

There are more than 200 types of cancer existing in the UK including:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
They each have different causes, symptoms and treatments, sometimes diagnosis can be difficult. The consequences of falling to diagnose cancer or a delay can often be life threatening.

The earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the prognosis.The onus is often on a GP to detect the first signs of cancer and make referrals where appropriate. There are lots of guidelines that assist GPs in identifying the signs to look out for and they prescribe when the GP should refer the patient for specialist treatment or investigations. 

Even when a patient is appropriately referred by the GP, a diagnosis can be missed when specialists fail to give sufficient attention to key symptoms, or when scans and tests are misinterpreted. 

At NewLaw we have specialists solicitors in oncology, who understand the importance of acting quickly so that you can concentrate on your treatment and getting better, without worrying about your failure to diagnose cancer claim. 

We have a network of experts that we work with to understand the impact the diagnosis has on you and your wider family. We work with agencies who can provide you with support and assistance with practical problems, such as being off work. 

When might I have a claim for misdiagnosis?
In order to be successful in a medical negligence claim, we have to prove that a reasonably competent doctor would have made the diagnosis earlier, and an earlier diagnosis would have resulted in an improved prognosis.  

How can claiming for compensation help me?
During the compensation process a medical expert will look at your case to determine whether or not the doctor who treated you provided negligent care, which will give you piece of mind about the treatment you received. 

Why Choose NewLaw Solicitors?
If we can prove that the medical care that you recieved was negligent and that your prognosis suffered as a result, then we will actively pursue interim payments on your behalf to ease the financial burden so that you have one less thing to worry about. 

If appropriate, we will appoint a Case Manager to set up a care regime to assist you and your family. 

What can you do?
If you or a family member are concerned about whether a cancer diagnosis should have been made earlier, contact one of our experienced solicitors from our medical negligence team on 0333 003 1909

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