Failing to treat cancer can lead to a life-threatening situation. If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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What are medical negligence cancer compensation claims?
Finding out you or a loved one has cancer can be both emotional and traumatic for any family. In the majority of cases, cancer patients get the appropriate treatment quickly and get exceptional care from medical professionals.
However, when mistakes by medical professionals mean that the cancer or the prospects of recovery have been made worse, or you’ve been misdiagnosed with cancer, the effects can be devastating. When this occurs, you have the right to seek cancer compensation for you and your family.
What mistakes lead to cancer negligence claims?
One of the most common breaches in cancer claims is when a patient attends their GP who fails to recognise that the symptoms may be a sign of cancer and this leads to a delay in the patient being referred to a specialist, and therefore a delay being diagnosed and treated.
There are other mistakes which can lead to cancer negligence claims and these mainly fall into two separate categories:
- : where a patient has been misdiagnosed with cancer or misdiagnosed with a less serious condition, and has unnecessary treatment or unnecessary surgery
What proof do I need for a cancer negligence claim?
In order to bring a claim for negligent treatment of cancer, we must be able to prove that any delay or misdiagnosis that has caused you harm, could have been avoided.
If you think that a medical professional failed to fulfil their responsibilities, and their failure caused you unnecessary harm, and we'll be able to advise you on how we can gather evidence for your medical negligence claim.
What types of cancer can result in a cancer negligence claim?
It doesn’t matter what type of cancer you have. If medical professionals have been negligent in misdiagnosing cancer or delaying a cancer diagnosis, you may have the right to compensation.
The most common types of cancer cases we deal with include:
How do I pay for a cancer negligence claim?
The vast majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, otherwise known as a . What this means is if you lose your case, you won't have to pay anything and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you.
Can I claim on behalf of a loved one who has passed away as a result of cancer negligence?
Yes. If your loved one has passed away from cancer and it could have been avoided if they’d received the standard of care they deserved, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our specialists understand the difficulties faced when you've lost a loved one and will treat your cancer compensation claim with the utmost sensitivity and provide you with all the advice you need. .
Why choose Slater and Gordon's cancer solicitors?
Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for cancer negligence claims, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.
We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support.
Can I change my solicitors to Slater and Gordon?
If you or a family member have been seriously impacted by medical negligence, and you feel that you're not getting the specialist legal advice you need from your current solicitor, we'll be happy to discuss switching your case to Slater and Gordon. Simply call our experts on or .
Meet the medical negligence experts
Meet our specialist medical negligence team, many of which are considered 'Leaders in their field' with a significant amount of expertise.
I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)