Suffering from cancer is a difficult and challenging time for anybody. However, if cancer is identified and treated at an early stage, often the outcome can be improved massively. That is why cancer negligence is unacceptable. Our solicitors are specialists in cancer negligence claims and will be able you through the process in a friendly and expert manner.
Suffering at the hands of a medical professional who has missed or misdiagnosed your cancer can make your situation worse. You may have suffered unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of missed or misdiagnosed cancer, or worse, you may have lost a loved one.
The definition of cancer negligence is similar to all medical negligence. It happens when your medical professional provides an unacceptable standard of care, and this leads to unnecessary pain and suffering for the patient.
It is never acceptable for a medical professional to inflict pain and suffering on a patient when it can be avoided. You expect to receive world class treatment as an NHS patient and that is the standard of treatment you ought to receive. In the vast majority of cases, patients do receive excellent cancer treatment from the NHS and things are getting better. However, when cancer negligence does happen, the medical professional must be called to account so that the same mistake does not happen again.
Reasons for Cancer Negligence Claims ?
Cancer negligence claims can arise for a number of reasons, but none of them are acceptable. If cancer is missed or misdiagnosed, the outcome can be far worse than if it was discovered at the right time. Taking action to obtain justice and compensation for cancer negligence is vital to improve care in the future and for your own peace of mind.
The reasons for cancer negligence claims are varied. However, one of the most common reasons for this terrible mistake is human error. It is too common that medical professionals fail to take the time and care to fully assess patients. Despite advance in the tools available to diagnose and treat cancer, human error is letting patients down badly.
Human error can come in many forms. For example, it may be as simple as a GP failing to properly examine a patient when they complain of potentially cancerous symptoms. This lack of attention is careless and negligent. Other instances of human error can include; failing to correctly interpret scans or x-rays; failure to refer a patient to a specialist or failing to carry out routine checks such as blood tests.
No matter what the reason is, incidents of cancer negligence are not acceptable. It is accepted that mistakes can be made, but negligence should never happen. Negligence is a clear sign that the medical professional has fallen below what is an acceptable standard of care.
If you think you may have been the victim of cancer negligence, you should speak to a specialist solicitors today for a no obligation assessment of your case.
Examples of Cancer Negligence Claims
Our solicitors have decades of experience dealing with cancer negligence claims. They have dealt with a wide range of cases. However, some of the most common examples of claims that result from cancer negligence relate to:
Late Diagnosis of Cancer
Scans or X-Rays Being Misinterpreted
Failure to Take Action Following Test Results
Delay in diagnosing a brain tumour
A Failed “All Clear” Relating to Cancer
Making Cancer Negligence Claims
When a cancer negligence occurs, the results can be extremely upsetting for you and your family. If you think you may have a claim then you should contact our team of medical negligence lawyers for free legal advice. Our lawyers are approachable, friendly and understanding. They will guide you through each part of the cancer negligence claims process and support you during this difficult time. Simply Contact Us.