As anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows, it can be a frightening and traumatic experience to learn that you have cancer of any kind. Now imagine realising that your diagnosis could have been made weeks, months or even years ago. Failure to diagnose cancer can lead to unnecessary surgery and affect your prognosis, depending on the type of cancer you have. Even in the case of benign tumours, it may be the case that surgery could have been avoided altogether had a diagnosis been made earlier. There are many different varieties of cancer, with some of the most common types including bladder cancer, bowel cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and brain tumours. If a tumour is found to be malignant, failure to make a timely diagnosis may mean the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, which could affect your prognosis and could even be fatal. If you have suffered medical negligence and a failure to diagnose cancer, the chances are you will want answers – you’ll want to know who is to blame for failing to make a correct, timely diagnosis and how they failed to do so. As well as answers to these questions, you may be considering making a claim for medical negligence compensation.
Medical negligence compensation claims
Whatever type of cancer you are suffering from or have suffered from, failure to diagnose cancer is a serious issue. If you have been affected, contacting a personal injury lawyer is your first step on the road towards a successful claim for medical negligence compensation. Medical experts in the field will be consulted, to provide evidence in support of your claim and the point at which your cancer should have been correctly diagnosed will be identified. Your personal injury lawyer will gather all the information needed to ensure you have the best possible chance of receiving compensation for pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Personal injury lawyers to the rescue
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Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown