The Government has announced a change to the “discount rate” for clinical negligence claimants
Cancer is a well-known disease, claiming many lives every year. In some cases, it can be difficult to detect cancer early enough in order for treatment to be effective.
Sadly, cancer can be misdiagnosed. Most commonly, cancer is not detected as early as it could have been. There are also instances where cancer is diagnosed where it is not actually present.
When cancer is caught early, it is inevitably generally easier to treat by operating or with a course of treatment. However when cancer is identified at a later stage, it can result in further treatment being required. In the worst cases, the cancer may be untreatable.
If cancer is diagnosed when it isn’t actually present, the effects can be serious including long-term psychological problems which may require medication and therapy. In addition, an individual may receive unnecessary treatment and even surgery, sometimes leaving original symptoms and related problems untreated.
The effects of cancer misdiagnosis can vary greatly from requiring mental health support for anxiety, to death. A late cancer diagnosis can result in surgery that can affect an individual both physically and psychologically.
We may be able to help you with a claim for compensation where:
We have a wide range of contacts with organisations who can work closely with you to help secure the help you need. These include:
If you think you may have may have had a cancer misdiagnosis, you or your family should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. The sooner we can begin work on your claim the sooner we can start to help you.
Whilst dealing with your claim, our specialist community care team can also provide you with advice and support in relation to your entitlement to health and social care at home or in the community.
If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered as a result of medical negligence please contact Tim Spring. We deal with clients throughout the country and we will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.