Cancer Claims

The failure of a doctor to diagnose cancer or delay in the diagnosis of cancer can have a devastating and ultimately tragic effect on an individual and their family. Early detection and treatment is of paramount importance. A delay in diagnosis of cancer may result in an individual having to undergo more serious treatment and it could mean that the chance of recovery is greatly reduced. A delay in diagnosis can be as a result of a number of errors on the part of the doctor or hospital, such as:

  • Failure or delay by a GP to refer the patient to a specialist for further testing
  • Failure to perform a test which would diagnose the cancer
  • Misinterpretation of test results
  • Failure to recognise the existence of a tumour
  • Failure to perform a procedure correctly
  • Failure to read or interpret x-rays correctly

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