In the last 40 years cancer survival rates have double. This is largely due to vast improvements in treatment which have been accomplished by tireless research. However, cancer still claims the lives of millions each year and occasionally misdiagnoses and medical negligence plays a part in a patient’s death.
There are more than 200 types of cancer. With so many kinds of cancer it opens a window of uncertainty when coming to diagnosis. To make the correct diagnosis depends on your doctor or medical professional interpreting your symptoms and conducting the necessary tests to provide the right diagnosis. Sometimes people are diagnosed with cancer when really they are not suffering from the illness at all. However the incorrect diagnosis can still cause suffering such as stress and increased anxiety.
Failing to make the correct diagnosis or failing to make a diagnosis at all can allow the cancer to grow untreated and the longer the delay, the more chance the cancer will become untreatable. GP’s failing to make the necessary investigations or referrals, hospital doctors not investigating symptoms properly or scans, smears and biopsies being misreported can all be negligent factors which could accelerate the effects of cancer, if not lead to the death of the patient.
EAD Solicitors understand that when you or a member of your family is diagnosed with cancer it can be devastating, but we know that you would want to know as soon as possible. If you have been misdiagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis or not received the necessary treatment then you could be entitled to compensation.
For more information on claiming compensation for medical negligence contact our team of Liverpool solicitors on 0151 735 1000, or use our online Ask EAD app which provides up to date free legal advice.
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