Missed cancer diagnosis claims solicitors.
To find out that you have cancer is often overwhelming, and the effects, lifechanging.
Finding out that you have cancer, or your cancer has spread because of a medical practitioner’s misdiagnosis, is even worse. Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis is reported all too often, and things need to change, to make us all feel safer.
MG Legal's team of solicitors that specialise in medical negligence cases, work on a NO WIN NO FEE basis for all cancer misdiagnosis claims. If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, MG Legal will help you get the compensation you deserve, to help look after you, and your loved ones.
What are the most common misdiagnosed forms of cancer?
Listed as being the second most common cause of death in the UK, with 164,000 people dying of cancer in the UK from 2016 -2018, it is obvious that cancer is prevalent in our society. Research by the All.Can cancer initiative, states that one in five UK cancer patients waited more than six months to get the correct diagnosis.
Though the NHS and government have targeted earlier diagnosis, successive reports have found the UK is lagging behind other nations, with too many cancers being caught after they’ve already spread. In 2018, Cancer Research UK found that 22 per cent of the 356,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year were only picked up when the attended A&E.
Some of the most common cancer misdiagnisis claims, due to their symptoms being linked to another illness, include:
What mistakes lead to cancer misdiagnosis claims?
There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and each is diagnosed and treated in a different way. With such a vast amount of different cancers out there, diagnosis can sometimes be incorrect. Symptoms can be shared with other illnesses, and doctors and professionals can, and do, get it wrong. This can leave you or your loved ones with irreparable damage, often leading to the loss of a family member.
One of the most common breaches our team of medical negligence experts have worked with occurs when a patient attends their GP who fails to recognise that the symptoms may be a sign of cancer. MG Legal’s medical negligence experts find that many cases of cancer misdiagnosis by the NHS can be impacted by the GP or surgeon, with whom our client seeks instruction. In these cases, as the medical practitioner does not believe the signs of cancer are there, the correct procedures to detect cancer it are not carried out. These include imaging tests, computerized tomography (CT) scans, bone scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scans, ultrasounds and X-rays.
Unfortunately, as we are well aware, often our medical practitioners fail in exercising the standard of the ordinary skilled man, and the cause of cancer negligence claims is usually always a result of one, or both of the following:
Medical Misdiagnosis: where a patient has been misdiagnosed with cancer or a less serious condition, and has unnecessary treatment or surgery. Or, when a medical professional diagnoses you with the wrong condition/fails to diagnose any problem at all.
Delays in diagnosis: Late diagnosis is when a patient's condition is initially missed by a medical professional and only diagnosed at a more advanced stage. This can occur if a GP or medical professional has misread test results, failed to read the symptoms correctly or not taken the patient seriously when they have attended upon their surgery.
How do I prove my cancer misdiagnosis was negligent?
MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors are experts in their field. Often in cases where cancer has been misdiagnosed, the negligence is glaringly obvious, with incorrect, completely useless treatment being prescribed for months, if not years, as a result of medical misdiagnosis. Often our injured clients will come to our offices with a letter of apology from the NHS, or their medical practitioner, admitting fault for the negligent treatmen and offering their deepest sympathies. This does not get you any compensation, but it does make the job of our expert solicitors easier. That’s where our friendly medical negligence experts can help you, on a No Win No Fee basis.
On many occasions, the medical practitioner may steadfastly deny liability, or that their treatment caused you to be injured, at all. Our solicitors then get to work proving that your cancer misdiagnosis, or the delay in a diagnosis of cancer, has caused you injury or harm, that could have been avoided if you were to receive the appropriate, proper medical treatment, in the first place.
If you think that a medical professional failed to fulfil their responsibilities, and their failure caused you unnecessary harm, contact us now and we'll be able to advise you on how we can gather evidence for your medical negligence claim.
Why choose MG Legal's NO WIN NO FEE solicitors for my missed cancer diagnosis claim?
If you choose MG Legal’s medical negligence specialists to handle your cancer misdiagnosis claim, then you will deal with the same person from the day you first speak to us until we conclude your case. We know that in times like this, when you have been let down by the medical profession, you need a strong, reliable legal team you can rely on.
We do our very best to make our clients happy and, because of our hard work, our clients have been awarded millions of pounds in personal injury compensation. If you like your solicitors to use normal language, with no legal jargon for the sake of it, and to get the job done, as and when they say they will, then look no further, and welcome to MG Legal.
We also know that not all of our clients bring a claim for cancer misdiagnosis, just for the money. The compensation is of course important, and can give the help you need to move on, and build a normal life. In addition to the compensatory award, MG Legal’s medical negligence solicitors can ensure that you receive an explanation, for the negligent treatment, and receive an apology from the medical team that are the cause of your claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation.