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Cervical Cancer

More than 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.

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Regular screening and smear tests play a crucial role in preventing and treating cervical cancer, as does early and accurate diagnosis.

If your condition was misdiagnosed or delayed, you may be able to claim medical negligence compensation. First4Lawyers are here to help.

What is cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer is largely preventable. Almost all cases are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is passed on during sexual activity. 

HPV is common and usually goes away without causing harm, but in some it develops into abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix (the lower part of a woman’s womb), which start to grow in an uncontrolled way.

Treatments have a high rate of success when caught early.

The disease is not believed to be hereditary.

Delayed diagnosis claims

Early diagnosis is key to successful treatment. If you’ve waited an unreasonably long time for a diagnosis, you may have a claim.  You’ll need to prove that any delay has affected the outcome – such as the type of treatment needed, or the cancer having spread to other parts of the body.

The same applies if you’ve been misdiagnosed with another illness or condition. If this has caused delays in getting treatment for cervical cancer, speak to us and we can explore your eligibility to claim.

Why make a cervical cancer claim?

If you’ve received a level of care that is below an acceptable standard, you have the right to raise a complaint.

Cancer is a terrifying concept for most people and the psychological impact of delayed or incorrect diagnosis can be extremely stressful.

Making a claim can not only compensate you for the physical and emotional suffering, it can also ease the financial pressures of any time away from work and subsequent loss of earnings.

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How can First4Lawyers help?

We will be by your side right from the start – our legally trained advisors will offer a sensitive ear to listen to what’s happened and advise you of your options.

They can put you in touch with expert medical negligence solicitors who have lots of experience handling complex clinical negligence claims.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

You have three years in which to make a claim, starting from the date the negligence occurred – or you became aware of it.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Get in touch with us as soon as you can.  There’s no obligation or commitment; you can have a free consultation where we can discuss what has happened. We can then assess whether you are likely to have a claim and outline your next steps.

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Jacqueline Speight

Jacqueline Speight

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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