Oral Cancer Claims

Discovering you have oral cancer is a big enough worry, without finding out it could have been diagnosed earlier.

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If you think you’ve experienced negligence or sub-standard healthcare from medical professionals, you might have a claim for oral cancer medical negligence.

What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer – grouped as cancers of the head and neck – includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, hard and soft palate, saliva glands, tonsils and throat.

Types of cancer are classified by the cells where they start. The majority of cases are squamous cell carcinoma. You have squamous cells in various parts of your body.

There are three treatments used, often in combination:

  • Surgery to remove the cancerous cells
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

With early diagnosis, a complete cure is possible in up to 90% of cases using surgery alone.

When can you make an oral cancer claim?

Early detection of oral cancer substantially improves your chances of a cure.

If a dentist or doctor has failed to diagnose oral cancer symptoms, or screening has not been carried out properly, you may have a medical negligence claim.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our expert solicitors are here to help you through the claims process – so you can concentrate on treatment and recovery.

During your free consultation, our legally trained advisors will take you through the process, ask you for details and then go through your options with you.

How much compensation will I receive?

Compensation amounts vary with each individual case, so it’s hard to quote figures without knowing the exact circumstances and what you’ve been through.

Once we’ve had an initial chat with you, we can give you more of an idea. Our Compensation Calculator could also give you an idea of what you might be entitled to.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date you knew that negligence and poor treatment had occurred.

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

Get in touch with us for a free consultation. We will take you through your options after listening to your situation. It’s then up to you whether you wish to proceed.

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