Most claims in this area relate to a delay or a failure to diagnose the disease. It is well known that the earlier a cancer is diagnosed, the better chance there is of treating it. Sometimes, the delay is so long that the disease spreads and the outlook for the patient is very poor. In other cases the delay causes the need for more extensive surgery/treatment and damage to surrounding structures when a simple local excision (removal) is all that would have been necessary.
Our team of clinical negligence lawyers have handled cases involving: damaging delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer; various oral cancers; prostate cancer; bowel cancer; lung cancer; spinal tumours and brain tumours.
Find out more about delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis for cancer.
Contact the team for advice on making a medical negligence claim for diagnosis and treatment errors, on 0113 284 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legally Speaking Podcast
In this episode we are joined by Ami Law – a Solicitor within our Clinical Negligence department to discuss misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of cancer.
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