This article was published on January 22nd, 2014
One in three people in the UK will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives. Correct diagnosis and prompt treatment are key to a good prognosis and a positive outcome. Unfortunately, despite the high standard of care in the NHS and private health care sectors, things can sometimes go wrong.
The consequences of delayed treatment or misdiagnosis can be devastating, and if you or a loved one has suffered as a result then a cancer negligence compensation claim may be justified.
Cancer negligence claims can result from a variety of factors – from failure to investigate initial symptoms to failure to respond fast enough to test results. There have also been incidences where patients are diagnosed with cancer incorrectly and received unnecessary treatment.
At Thorneycroft Solicitors our specialised team has successfully dealt with claims resulting from a variety of different types of cancer including:
As with any clinical negligence compensation claim it is vital to find a solicitor that has expertise in this complex area. Our team works with the country’s leading medical experts in this area of clinical negligence to ensure that we offer the very best legal advice.