Cancer Misdiagnosis Compensation

Professional legal advice for late or incorrect diagnosis of cancer

Cancer can be traumatic for you and those around you. If your diagnosis is delayed or incorrect, the consequences could be even worse. If you or a loved one have been misdiagnosed, and feel this may be due to negligence, contact us to discuss your situation in confidence.

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Medical Negligence SolicitorsHow can a cancer misdiagnosis occur?

There are several instances which could be classed as a cancer misdiagnosis. For example, a General Practitioner may have delayed referral to a specialist for further examination, meaning that your condition is left untreated.

Similarly, a misdiagnosis could also be when a test has not been carried out, or the results of a test have been misreported in some way. Sometimes, a delayed diagnosis of cancer can lead to a situation where the disease has become advanced to the extent that a cure has become considerably less likely.

Sometimes it can be very difficult, or even impossible, to prove that a misdiagnosis has had an effect on your life expectancy. However, it may still be possible to claim based on the extra pain and suffering caused by your GP or the healthcare professional in question.

In appropriate circumstances, it may be possible to claim for your present injuries, and and to reserve the right to make a claim at a later stage in the event of serious deterioration or a later serious disease arising out of the original negligence.

How can a compensation claim help me?

Cancer can be devastating, especially if more could have been done earlier on and your condition was not diagnosed as quickly as possible. By making a claim, you may be able to get the funds you need to receive treatment and any other care necessary. It can also help you to pay for any home adjustments that you may need. As well as a financial settlement, an apology and explanation can also be just as important.

When can I make a medical negligence claim?

In most cases, claims need to be made within three years from when you either suffered negligent care, or three years from when you first discovered the negligence or misdiagnosis. However, this time restriction can vary depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, when making a claim for a child, the three year time restriction begins after the child turn 18 years old. Likewise, someone who lacks mental capacity and cannot make a claim on their own may also be exempt from the restriction.

Our Medical Negligence Specialists

Suzanne Munroe Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Suzanne Munroe

Director & Solicitor

Sarah Tipton Walker, Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Sarah Tipton Walker

Director & Solicitor

Janet Baker Medical Negligence Solicitor and Director

Janet Baker

Director & Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Charlotte Reeves

Associate Solicitor

Georgina Peckett, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Georgina Peckett

Associate Solicitor

Lucy Wells, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis Sheffield

Lucy Wells

Associate Solicitor

Natalie Cosgrove, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Switalskis

Natalie Cosgrove

Associate Solicitor

Sadie Simpson, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sadie Simpson

Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Sunny Sandhu

Solicitor

Helena Tindall, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Helena Tindall

Solicitor

Kate Gelder, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Doncaster

Kate Gelder

Solicitor

Ruth Tucker Medical Negligence Solicitor

Ruth Tucker

Solicitor

Delyth Ann Jones, Medical Neglicence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Delyth Ann Jones

Consultant Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Stephanie Kennedy

Solicitor

Linda Smith, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Sheffield

Linda Smith

Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Belinda Norcliffe

Solicitor

Lisa Mann, Medical Negligence Solicitor

Lisa Mann

Solicitor

Jim Gladman, Medical Negligence & Inquest Solicitor

Jim Gladman

Solicitor

Burhan Akhtar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Burhan Akhtar

Solicitor


Emma Frank

Trainee Solicitor

Heather Kolar, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield

Heather Kolar

Solicitor

Sian Morris, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Sian Morris

Chartered Legal Executive

Claire Garrity, Medical Negligence Solicitor, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Claire Garrity

Paralegal

Lisa Simpson, Medical Negligence Lawyer, Huddersfield - Switalskis

Lisa Simpson

Paralegal

Lesley Graves, Professional Support Lawyer

Lesley Graves

Solicitor & Professional Support Lawyer

How are Cancer Misdiagnosis claims funded?

There are various options for funding claims. Many of our cases are funded using Conditional Fee Agreements, (also called a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement). In a Conditional Fee Agreement, you will only pay for our solicitors’ work if we win the case for you. In very limited cases we can offer advice for free thanks to Legal Aid funding. Our solicitors can review and discuss your funding options and help you decide the best route to take.

How can Switalskis help me?

We can work with you to assess the facts and determine whether or not you have a case for Medical Negligence. You can contact us for confidential advice whenever suits you - for example you or your loved one may prefer to concentrate fully on  treatment and recovery before looking into your legal situation. Whenever you choose to speak to us you can be sure that you'll speaking to knowledgeable, experienced specialists who will treat you with compassion and understanding.

Our team includes solicitors who are accredited as specialists by both The Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). We are also recognised as being among the top Clinical Negligence teams in England by the Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.

Call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website to talk to a medical negligence solicitor about your circumstances.

What our clients say

"We really appreciate all your efforts and the positive outcome so far of your research and professionalism. You have picked up the baton at the eleventh hour when we were at our lowest point and abandoned by everyone else – thank you so much."

'GM' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I felt comfortable with Ruth and I trusted her. Ruth kept me up-to-date with every detail. I would strongly recommend Switalskis, and Ruth in particular."

'PL' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I would like to thank Jim Gladman and the Switalskis’ team for everything they did for me. A job well done."

'NM' - Medical Negligence Client

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"I was extremely satisfied with how [Claire Garrity] dealt with my case. It was difficult for me and Claire guided me through with consummate skill."

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