However, recovery rates often depend on the cancer being diagnosed quickly and accurately. Early detection and treatment can be a crucial element in patients’ chances of survival. Sadly, delays or mistakes in the diagnosis may result in the cancer getting worse or becoming incurable. It can make the difference between life and death.
Given the high incidence rate of cancer, it is perhaps unsurprising that sometimes opportunities to detect the disease are delayed, missed or misdiagnosed. After all, doctors are human and mistakes can happen. But given the high stakes, it is vital that when negligence occurs, patients can get help to find out why it happened and try to prevent it happening to others.
If you have cancer and are suffering due to delays in your diagnosis or mistakes being made in your treatment, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
How Novum Law can help
Cancer is a frightening experience and whether it’s you, a family member or even a close friend whose diagnosis has been delayed or incorrectly identified, it’s vital you have a specialist, experienced legal team to help.
We understand how devastating this can be for you and your family and how worried you will be about what the future might hold.
Our expert medical negligence team has a strong track record in cancer compensation claims and is renowned for its in-depth understanding, sensitivity and compassion. We specialise in getting to the bottom of complex medical negligence cases and can make a huge positive difference to you and your claim for compensation.
We have lots of experience successfully dealing with cancer compensation claims relating to:
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Brain tumours
- Lung cancer
- Bowel cancer
Can I make a claim?
You have a right to make a claim for compensation if it can be proved that you or your loved one was treated negligently. This means that that medical care has fallen below an acceptable standard and mistakes have occurred that no medical professionals should make. It is also needs to be proved that the delay or errors led to your suffering.
Every claim is individual and we appreciate that quick action and a swift resolution is often required. Where this isn’t possible, we can work on your behalf to secure interim payments at an early stage of the compensation process. This will help reduce the financial strain on you and your family at this difficult time, leaving you to focus on the more important things.
If you or a loved one has cancer and experienced delays or a misdiagnosis, don’t delay in getting in touch with our specialist legal team. Strict time limits apply to medical negligence claims, so it’s important to act as quickly as possible to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Our specialist medical negligence lawyers can provide you with a free initial consultation and provide you with advice how to pursue your compensation claim.