Cancer claims

Being told you have cancer is something all of us dread. But a misdiagnosis of cancer can be equally traumatic.

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If you’ve been misdiagnosed with cancer, had a delayed diagnosis or it’s been missed altogether, you may have a medical negligence claim for compensation.

According to Cancer Research, 38% of cancer cases in the UK are preventable and there are more than 360,000 new cancer cases in the UK every year.

Types of Cancer Claims

Cancer shares symptoms with many other illnesses, so errors do get made. We can help you if you’ve had a cancer misdiagnosis or delayed / missed diagnosis of:

What is cancer?

Cancer develops when abnormal cells start to divide in an uncontrolled way. The cells can spread and/or grow into tumours. Happily, nowadays, many forms of cancer are treatable.

There are five types of cancer, grouped according to the types of cell:

  • Carcinoma – affecting the skin or tissues surrounding internal organ.
  • Lymphoma – cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system.
  • Leukaemia – starts in blood forming tissue like bone marrow and then moves into the blood.
  • Brain tumour – affecting the central nervous system.
  • Sarcoma – begins in connective tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels.

Why make a cancer medical negligence claim?

You certainly shouldn’t just accept that mistakes happen! NICE provide clear guidelines for medical professionals to follow when it comes to suspect cancer.

With cancer, early diagnosis can be an extremely important factor and if treatment is delayed it’s a big deal.

Not only do you need to make those responsible aware, you also need to make sure you are secure when it comes to costs, treatment and recovery. Compensation can help you do that.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our cancer medical negligence solicitors are extremely experienced in this area and can take the strain during what is a very emotional time.

We can do the legal leg work and make a claim that gets you the best outcome.

Can I make a No Win No Fee* claim?

We offer No Win No Fee for medical negligence cases in England and Wales, so you don’t have to worry about upfront costs. And if the case isn’t successful, you don’t pay any legal fees.

About No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Yes, there is a medical negligence claims time limit. There is usually a three-year period, from the date of knowledge (when you found out about the negligence), but there are exceptions for children and those with limited mental capacity. Our trained legal advisors will be able to take you through the details.