Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
If you or a loved one has had cancer misdiagnosed or cancer diagnosed late because warning signals were missed, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
At PA Duffy, our medical negligence experts represent clients in a range of cancer misdiagnosis claims, securing the payments they are owed for the failures they have experienced. We know how daunting it may seem to start a legal claim at such a difficult time and we always do all we can to ensure that the process is as stress-free as possible.
We represent clients across all types of cancer misdiagnosis claim and late cancer diagnosis claim, including the following:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Brain tumour
- Bowel cancer
- Melanoma or skin cancer
- Lung cancer
- Stomach or gastrointestinal cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Ovarian cancer
How our cancer misdiagnosis solicitors can help
A late cancer diagnosis or cancer misdiagnosis can be devastating for you and your family. Our late cancer diagnosis lawyers can help you secure a compensation payment that might make your situation slightly less difficult and give you some peace of mind for the future.
We understand how hard matters are likely to be for you and you can be sure that we will always do all we can to provide the support and advice that you need. If you ask us to represent you in your compensation claim for cancer misdiagnosis, we will make sure we keep in close contact with you and that we are available as needed to discuss progress with you and answer your questions throughout.
Speak to our cancer misdiagnosis solicitors in Dungannon and Dublin
For a free initial consultation with one of our cancer misdiagnosis experts, call us on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE). We will talk through your situation with you, answer your questions and explain the steps involved in bringing a compensation claim.
Alternatively, you can fill in our online Contact Form and we will ring you.
Cancer misdiagnosis and late diagnosis FAQs
You probably have many questions about the cancer misdiagnosis claims process. We have set out below some of the common questions that we are asked, but we are always happy to speak to you over the phone to answer any other queries you may have.
How do I make a claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation?
The first step is to speak to an expert medical negligence solicitor who deals with this type of claim. If you ask us to represent you, we will take down the details of what has happened to you and the mistakes that were made in your diagnosis.
We will advise the health authority that had care of you that you will be bringing a claim and put together a case on your behalf. This will include obtaining your medical records and having medical reports prepared by medical experts.
If the health authority admits liability, we will calculate what we believe you are owed by way of compensation and enter into negotiations to try and agree on a payment for you.
If this cannot be agreed upon or if liability is not admitted, we will prepare a robust case for court on your behalf and ensure that you have expert representation. We know that this may be a difficult prospect and you can be sure of our support and guidance throughout.
What compensation will I receive for cancer misdiagnosis or late cancer diagnosis?
If you experience medical negligence by way of a cancer misdiagnosis or late cancer diagnosis, you can expect to receive compensation for the following:
- Pain and trauma
- Financial losses and expenses
- The cost of care that you will need
Will I have to go to court for a cancer misdiagnosis claim?
Our team of medical negligence experts are usually able to settle cases without the need for a court hearing. We are highly experienced negotiators and know how to present a strong case to the other party.
Even if court proceedings are commenced, we are still often able to settle claims before the date of the hearing.
How is a cancer misdiagnosis claim funded?
We understand that funding your claim can be worrying. We can discuss the issue of costs with you at our free initial consultation and go through the available options with you. This could include:
- Legal Aid, available in some cases
- Legal expenses cover
- After the Event insurance
- Private payment
If your claim is successful, the other party will generally pay the costs of your case.
What is the time limit for a cancer misdiagnosis claim or late cancer diagnosis claim?
You will usually have a period of three years in which to make a medical negligence claim. This runs from the date of the negligence or the date on which you realised that you had received negligent treatment. With cancer misdiagnosis and late diagnosis, the three-year period will generally start later than the actual date of the diagnosis.
Contact our cancer misdiagnosis solicitors in Dungannon and Dublin
Our cancer misdiagnosis lawyers have a strong track record of success in securing compensation for clients who have had cancer misdiagnosed or diagnosed later than it should have been. To speak to one of our team, call us now on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE)
Alternatively, you can Make An Online Enquiry and we’ll contact you promptly.