We know that cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, with the most common cancers (lung, breast, bowel, prostate) accounting for more than four in ten of all cancers diagnosed. This means that our medical services are seeing ever increasing numbers of patients presenting with symptoms of potential cancer. Diagnosing cancer promptly offers an opportunity to institute treatment promptly, thus reducing the chance of the cancer spreading (commonly known as ‘metastasis’).
A delayed diagnosis, or a misdiagnosis of cancer due to a failure to refer for specialist input, can be not only incredibly distressing for the individual and their family, but can also have a dramatic impact upon treatment options, future prospects of recovery and survival.
We have helped individuals and families who are experiencing first hand the devastating consequences of a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of many different types of cancers, as well as those who have suffered negligent treatment during the course of their cancer therapy. We can guide you through the legal process, and provide support and signposting to support services at what may be a difficult time.
Contact our specialist clinical negligence team today on 01803 213251 or complete the enquiry form below, for an informal chat, without obligation.