Cancer can cause devastation to both the patient and their family. Sometimes cancer can be made worse because of medical negligence – a mistake that could cost someone their life. If you’ve suffered from medical negligence in relation to cancer you could claim for compensation.
Getting compensation for cancer mistakes and negligence
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is one of the worst news someone could get in their lifetime. What can make this worse is hearing news that the cancer experience could have been made easier or even avoided completely – unfortunately this is a reality that many face every year.
What is a cancer claim?
A cancer claim can be made if you have developed cancer through industrial diseases such as mesothelioma, a delay in diagnosis, incorrect diagnosis or if you’ve received poor treatment whilst dealing with cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can happen without any negligence or through someone’s fault – however if your cancer has been caused or has developed because of someone else’s negligence then you can claim.
Types of cancer claims
Delay in diagnosis
A delay in cancer diagnosis can cause disastrous consequences. Generally, cancer is diagnosed in stages with the latest stage being the deadliest. In the event of a diagnosis of fast moving cancers such as pancreatic, brain, esophageal and skin cancer any delay can be fatal for a patient. Have you suffered from an unnecessary delay in cancer diagnosis which has lead to more harm? If so, you could claim for compensation.
An incorrect diagnosis is when a medical professional mistakes cancer for another illness or condition, in some cases the Doctor may say there is nothing wrong. Similar to a delay in diagnosis an incorrect diagnosis will cause a delay in treatment and the patient may even be put on the incorrect medication which may bring new problems on their own.
Have you received poor treatment while dealing with cancer? Poor treatment can include poor advice, incorrect dosage of medication, unsanitary conditions in the hospital or lack of privacy while being treated. This isn’t a full list rather than a guide of our most common cases of poor treatment concerning cancer.
Why should I claim?
Claiming compensation for medical negligence and cancer claims has obvious financial benefits – however what many patients affected may forget are the costs you can incur along the way such as time off work, travel and medical bills not covered by national insurance. We help recover all these extra costs for you as well as get the justice you deserve. We also operate a no win no fee policy; if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay a penny.
How do I claim?
The first step to starting a cancer claim is to speak with one of our medical negligence advisors to see if you have a claim. We will sit down with you and have a conversation about what’s happened, what we can do for you and how to take the all important first step. We understand how traumatic a cancer diagnosis can be and the last thing you need is to be embroiled in the legal battle, this is why we will take care of everything for you – we will speak to the medical establishments, the doctors, insurance companies and anyone else in between to get you the best result.
Scott Rees & Co – Here for you
Scott Rees & Co’s first priority with any case is your welfare. We aren’t here to make profit we are here to make a difference in people’s lives. Have a look at our clients testimonials to see how effective we can be to not only get your compensation but to get your life back on track following the injury.