As a result of recent medical advances one of the most common types of compensation claim dealt with by a cancer negligence solicitor are those associated with failure to diagnose in a timely manner thereby allowing adequate treatment to take place or following diagnosis, failing to arrange an appropriate treatment regime. It is now possible to prevent, treat or cure many different types of cancer and even if a cure is not possible then life can often be extended, and the quality of remaining life can be dramatically improved. The following categories are those which most frequently give rise to medical negligence legal proceedings that result in settlements: –
- breast cancer
- cervical cancer
- colon cancer
- esophagus cancer
- lung cancer
- ovarian cancer
- prostate cancer
- stomach cancer
The usual key to successful treatment of cancer is early diagnosis which may dramatically improve quality of life, survival chances and life expectancy and if a health care professional has failed through their negligence to diagnose the illness in a timely manner then specialist cancer negligence solicitors may be able to obtain a settlement for the worsening of the illness. Chemotherapy and radiation are designed to kill living cells and the pain and suffering, and financial hardship caused as a result of these treatments can be horrendous. Early diagnosis of cancer may mean less pain and suffering, less financial hardship and a greater chance of survival. Medical negligence can lead to a delay in diagnosis which may deprive patients of the chance for a cure or delay early treatment to minimise pain and discomfort and these include lost records, failing to realize the importance of a patient’s complaints, treating a patient inappropriately, misreading x-rays, inaccurate test results or failing to refer a patient to a cancer specialist.
Most UK cancer negligence solicitors use contingency fee arrangements to represent their clients, which means that if your firm of solicitors don’t achieve settlement then they don’t get paid. A cancer solicitor will advise in early course whether you have a reasonable medical negligence claim and if so, what steps you should take to protect your legal rights. If your condition resulted from medical negligence, a cancer negligence solicitor can help you assert your rights to get the compensation that you need. You can rely on a medical negligence solicitor to take care of your cancer compensation claim in a comprehensive, helpful, sympathetic and professional manner. All solicitors will respect your confidentiality at all times and will explain legal issues clearly and without jargon.
Settlements may include;
- care and assistance for the past and for the future
- pain and Suffering (including psychological damage)
- loss of past and future income
- loss of amenities of life
- medical expenses for the past and for the future
If you believe that you have been the victim of medical negligence, then just speak to a specialist lawyer who is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of clinical negligence experts who will discuss your claim at no cost to you.