Different Cancer Claims
We are often asked to advise patients suffering from breast, prostate and cervical cancer but also have experience of delayed diagnosis of melanoma, brain tumours, lung cancer, stomach and gastrointestinal cancer, bladder and urological cancers, bowel cancer and Gynaecological cancers.
How can mistakes happen?
Some failures of cancer care arise because of non-referral by a GP or of misdiagnosis, where a hospital Consultant fails to identify malignancy, giving a patient a clean bill of health when they should not have done.
Other failures are sadly administrative and we have seen cases of worrying test results or radiology simply filed in a patient’s records without any follow up. Some patients with a chronic condition which might leave a predisposition to cancer and which needs surveillance are lost to follow up and in the intervening years develop malignant disease. We also see from time to time, errors in pathology where a number of patients have wrongly been given the all clear.
These types of medical errors are never easy to explain and should not happen but are devastating if a treatable cancer becomes terminal.
If you or a family member has been affected by a late cancer diagnosis or misdiagnosis and you think you may have a claim, call us, so we can help you!