Nearly all of us have been affected in some way by cancer, either directly or through the illness of a family member or a friend. While outcomes of cancer treatment are improving steadily, it remains one of the most significant and frightening things a person can experience.
Concerns about diagnosis and treatment can add to the burden of stress and worry, particularly in cases of late diagnosis.
The appearance of certain symptoms should lead a GP or hospital doctor to suspect cancer and refer a patient for investigation, leading to diagnosis and treatment. However, doctors sometimes fail to spot the signs and the resulting delay in diagnosis will have an effect on the treatment offered, the length of treatment and, ultimately, the patient’s life expectancy. In some cases the delay in diagnosis will impact on the patient’s chance of recovery.
Contact Our Specialist Solicitors
Our specialist solicitors will offer you support and advice on making a claim against a medical practitioner or hospital for negligently failing to diagnose and treat cancer, whether you are making a claim in connection with your own treatment or on behalf of a family member who has died.
Not only can we deal with your legal claim but we can also put you in touch with relevant support groups who offer practical advice, compassion and assistance. You don’t have to feel like you’re alone.