It was recently reported in the media that more than 500 patients have received compensation from the NHS since 2014 for failing to spot cancer in patients. Misdiagnosis of cancer claims has cost the NHS £46.9 million in compensation and it is alleged that misdiagnosis of cancer cases occur as often as three times a week.
Misdiagnosis of cancer claims or failure to diagnose cancer claims are only a small portion of the 5,260 overall cases worth £688 million in which doctors failed to make the correct diagnosis of illness.
The number of misdiagnosis of cancer claims or failure to diagnose cancer claims is sadly on the increase and the medical negligence team at Gregory Abrams Davidson have witnessed this rise.
Claims can be brought:
- Against a hospital for failing to correctly interpret tests such as scans, biopsies or blood tests.
- Against a GP for failing to refer a patient to hospital for further investigations
- Against a hospital who have caused a delay or a failure to diagnose cancer due to an administrative delay.
We have experience in assisting clients successfully bring a claim in respect of:
- Delayed or missed diagnosis of skin cancer
- Delayed or missed diagnosis of lung cancer
- Delayed or missed diagnosis of bowel cancer
- Delayed or missed diagnosis of cervical cancer
- Delayed or missed diagnosis of breast cancer
- Delayed or missed diagnosis of ovarian cancer
- Delayed or missed diagnosis of neck cancer
If you would like to speak to one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors about your potential misdiagnosis of cancer claim or failure to diagnosis cancer claim, please call us on 0151 733 3353 or 020 8209 0166. Alternatively, you can complete a form online as we will contact you.