What do you need to prove in cancer misdiagnosis claims?
With any kind of medical misdiagnosis, there are essentially two things that you are trying to claim:
That your doctor or medical professional owed you a duty of care, and that this duty of care was breached.
That this breach, in this case the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, led to an injury or worsening of your medical condition.
In regards to proving negligence on the part of the medical professional involved, this is generally done using what is called the Bolam Test. In short, the Bolam Test asks whether a particular action by a medical practitioner would be considered competent by a reasonable body of similarly qualified practitioners. See more on the Bolam Test in action, here.
Essentially, any doctor or medical professional who saw you regarding the symptoms of your cancer, and failed to recognise them as clear and obvious symptoms, has probably breached their duty of care. If they did not properly listen to your symptoms, failed to send you to the correct specialist when they should have done so, misread medical test results, or failed to properly examine you, then they acted negligently. If this action in turn led to a cancer misdiagnosis, then you could be entitled to financial compensation.
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