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Sadly, despite all the hospital tests available, a cancer diagnosis is sometimes negligently delayed or even mistaken for another health problem.
Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can lead to loss of life expectancy, more aggressive and costly treatments, loss of income, scarring or disfigurement, and, in worst cases, premature death.
Common errors include...
- Failing to identify obvious lumps;
- Failing to order the proper test or properly interpret test results;
- Failing to recognise common signs and symptoms of cancer;
- Diagnosing a tumour as benign or mistaking the tumour as a cyst or an infection;
- Failing to follow-up.
If you feel your doctor or hospital has missed or ignored warning signs of cancer, or if you have received a delayed cancer diagnosis, you should seek the advice of a specialist medical negligence lawyer to evaluate your claim.
Our specialist team has won substantial compensation for cancer patients and their families. We know that a diagnosis of cancer can be extremely upsetting and distressing and that’s why we’ll be there whenever you need us to guide you through the process.
Free cancer claim advice
Contact our specialist medical injury lawyers at Boyce Hatton for honest, expert advice. Contact us online or call 01803 403403 for a free and confidential consultation.
If we take on your case, we guarantee you won’t pay a penny up front, there are no hidden costs and you’ll pay nothing if the claim is unsuccessful.