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Cancer misdiagnosis solicitors in Bristol
Helping you put things right after unnecessary diagnosis delays
A delayed cancer diagnosis can be devastating, not just for you but for your family as well. It may affect your ability to work, care for children and relatives or manage day to day life.
It could also unfortunately shorten your life expectancy and ultimately leave those around you in a difficult and unhappy position.
Through all of this, despite the duty on hospitals and surgeries to be open and honest, they may continue to deny that it was their fault.
This is where we can step in to help. Our medical negligence solicitors are experts in holding GPs, clinics and hospital trusts to account where a failure to diagnose a tumour or other form of cancer has left you worse off.
We can fight to get answers on your behalf and recover financial compensation for additional treatment you might need or losses that you and your family have been forced to bear.
- Bristol’s top medical negligence law firm – independently verified
- Successful track record in cancer misdiagnosis litigation
- Free 30 minute phone appointment – in confidence, at your convenience
- No-win no-fee arrangements offered
What is cancer misdiagnosis?
Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the UK – yet too often it goes unnoticed by doctors and specialists until it’s too late.
Although every GP and clinical specialist should be trained to recognise the signs of cancer, sometimes mistakes happen. They may fail to spot a tumour or tell you that a lump is a non-harmful growth (such as a benign cyst). They might not send you for a hospital test early enough, or the treating specialist might miss evidence of cancerous tissue when they look at the scan results.
In other words, the forms that a cancer misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can take are many and varied.
If you suspect that you may have been misdiagnosed at an early stage, then the best course of action is to get in touch and we can help you request your medical records so they can be reviewed by an independent cancer clinician.
What compensation can I or my family claim?
As with most forms of medical negligence, it’s possible to claim for pain, suffering and loss of quality of life for a cancer misdiagnosis. It’s also possible for you to be compensated for lost or reduced earnings as well as the costs of additional treatment or care which you have had to incur privately.
Furthermore, if delays in diagnosing and treating your cancer cause it to become a terminal illness, it may be possible for your children or partner to receive compensation.
Even when misdiagnosis of a tumour is not immediately fatal, it can shave years off your life expectancy, prematurely leaving your loved ones without financial or emotional support and enabling them to be compensated for their losses.
Cancer misdiagnosis – speak to a specialist medical solicitor
If you’re unhappy with how medical professionals have handled your cancer diagnosis and treatment, our medical negligence solicitors are here to help. With decades of experience between us in cancer misdiagnosis claims, we can help assess and investigate your situation and find out whether you might be owed answers and compensation.
Give us a call on 0117 325 2929 to speak to a member of our team about cancer misdiagnosis and what to do next. We handle all calls with compassion and in total confidence.