Being diagnosed with cancer is devastating for both you and your family. Unfortunately a regrettable number of cancer cases are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed causing further distress for patients knowing that the illness could have been diagnosed and treated sooner.
Why Do Misdiagnosis Cases Arise?
There are many reasons why a patient can be misdiagnosed or suffer a delayed diagnosis. Whilst every case differs, some cancers arise because of non-referral by a GP or where a medical consultant fails to identify symptoms or a condition. Another reason includes the misinterpretation of a scan or X-Ray result.
In other circumstances, the delay may also be due to administrative failure where patient’s records have not been appropriately followed up with appointments or consultations. Errors such as this can often lead to deterioration of health and worsening of a condition. Unfortunately such negligence can have detrimental and devastating consequences, in some cases fatal.
Medical Negligence Solicitors
At RP Crawford & Co, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors have a great deal of experience dealing with misdiagnosis and late cancer diagnosis claims. Our medical negligence solicitors will identify any evidence in your medical records which demonstrates medical errors and advise on whether you are legally entitled to make a claim for compensation.
If you feel you have suffered medical or clinical negligence and require specialist legal advice concerning compensation, please contact us on 028 9038 1024, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our online confidential enquiry form.
We will assist you in achieving the best possible settlement and secure the compensation that you deserve following a deeply distressing and traumatic time.