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According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with some type of cancer in our lifetimes, which makes it a leading cause of death here in the UK.
Receiving an early diagnosis gives cancer patients the best chance of beating the disease. However, any delays in diagnosis – or even a misdiagnosis – can severely affect the chances of recovery. When this type of delay or misdiagnosis occurs as a result of human error, or willful negligence, it can have a serious impact on both patients and their families.
If you or a loved one are currently having to deal with the consequences caused by cancer negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Here at Farleys, our experienced solicitors are committed to doing everything we can to minimise the stress caused by this difficult process, and provide you with as much support as we can as we work to resolve your claim.
Cancer misdiagnosis is rare, but it does happen, and mistakes can occur at various stages throughout the diagnosis process. When mistakes or negligence do occur, they can have a devastating impact – especially if they affect the patient’s life expectancy as a result.
There are over 200 types of cancer, so the scope for delayed or misdiagnosis is fairly far reaching. So, if either you or a loved one is dealing with the consequences of a cancer misdiagnosis, our medical negligence solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Here at Farleys, we have a wealth of experience in this field, and have previously represented clients in the following areas:
There are a variety of reasons why you could be entitled to compensation. You could be a patient who isn’t happy about the standard of treatment you’ve been receiving. Or alternatively, a member of your family may be faced with a surgical procedure due to a misdiagnosis which could have been avoided had the correct diagnosis originally been given.
Here are a few more of the most common reasons why people seek out cancer compensation:
We also take on medical negligence cancer claims for families who have lost a relative to cancer here at Farleys, working to help bring them as much closure as we can.Contact Us
In order to ensure financial constraints don’t prevent people from pursing medical negligence claims, where possible at Farleys we endeavour to pursue each case on a no-win, no-fee basis.
For free initial advice on how we can assist you, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our medical negligence team on or call 0330 828 3886. Alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.Contact Us
How will Farleys help me through this process?
We provide each of our clients with a medical negligence solicitor who will work as their single point of contact throughout the claims process. We do this to make sure that the utmost confidentiality is provided to them, and they have easy access to support at any point in the process.
What can cancer compensation help to cover?
Cancer takes an emotional and financial toll on all those surrounding the diagnosis – both on patients themselves, and their families.
Recipients of a cancer diagnosis may have to pay for extra medical treatment, medication or care. Therefore, as part of your cancer misdiagnosis settlement, your designated solicitor will aim to cover all the expenses caused by the negligence you suffered, including travel, accommodation, the effect your cancer has had on your social life, hobbies, career and future.
We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis