Compensation for failure to diagnose cancer

As one of the biggest killers in the UK, early detection of cancer is absolutely crucial to the effective treatment of this disease – and ensuring that your medical professional is able to identify and treat cancer as quickly and effectively as possible is crucial to your potential for survival. In many situations cancer can be quickly and easily identified by modern technology, but unfortunately this is not always the case, and this could have a potentially fatal effect on your health.

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Cancer is perhaps one of the most debilitating diseases that you can suffer from and in many cases it takes a long period of treatment and rehabilitation before it is effectively dealt with. If you find that your healthcare professional has not appropriately dealt with this illness then you could consider making a compensation claim to cover any costs that you have incurred. 

Who is responsible for diagnosing cancer?

A cancer diagnosis is solely the responsibility of your GP and health professional. If you do visit these individuals exhibiting symptoms of cancer then it’s crucial that they take the necessary measures to test you for this disease. If you feel that your GP has not taken the appropriate measures to take care of your health and safety then you could consider making a compensation claim against them for any damages that you have sustained.

Where could I be the victim of this?

There are a number of situations where negligence could have occurred from a failure to diagnose cancer and these include:

  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Failure to conduct the appropriate tests
  • Failure to correctly analyse test results
  • Failure to identify abnormalities in scans and x-rays
  • Mis-diagnoses of an illness or injury.

At Manners Pimblett, can you help me with my claim?

If you are looking to make a personal injury claim then the team at Manners Pimblett are on hand to help you and ensure that you are guided throughout the compensation claim. Making a claim is not always easy, but you shouldn’t feel overwhelmed or intimidated by it and if you do then taking on board the help of an expert can really help you out. 

To find out more about what we can do, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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