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Delayed Cancer Diagnosis

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer of any type, it can be one of the hardest things to hear. Medical mistakes can have significant and sometimes very serious consequences, and nowhere more so than in cancer diagnosis. If your cancer was diagnosed later than it should have been you may be able to bring a medical negligence claim.

Our specialist cancer claim solicitors can support you at this difficult time and have many years of experience in helping clients and their families.

The expert solicitors at Jefferies are ready to help you. Call us today on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.

Jefferies Solicitors have over 25 years of experience in dealing with delayed cancer diagnosis claims. If you have suffered because of somebody else’s negligence, we’ll guide you every step of the way and help you win the compensation you are entitled to.

DO I HAVE A CLAIM FOR A DELAYED CANCER DIAGNOSIS?

If you suffer from a form of cancer, early diagnosis is of vital importance if you’re to have the best chance of survival.

When initial signs are missed, the window of opportunity for early treatment can be missed and you may be prevented from the best chance of returning to health. Should that be the case, we can guide you step by step so you can put forward a dealyed cancer diagnosis compensation claim.

Sometimes a late diagnosis can lead to a patient having to endure a more severe form of treatment than might have initially been the case.

Your GP may not have made a referral when he or she should have, a scan may have been misinterpreted or delayed or symptoms misunderstood. Also, you may have been given incorrect advice about the status of your cancer and missed out on urgent treatment. Our experience across a wide range of cancer types and cases means we know how to deal with a diverse range of claims.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM?

If the case cannot be settled, usually you will need to issue your claim in court within three years of the date of the negligence. Specific circumstances or death may change this timeline. Furthermore, if the claim involves a child, the three-year timeframe begins on the date of their 18th birthday.

HOW MUCH COMPENSATION AM I LIKELY TO RECEIVE?

Each case is different, but the compensation (also known as damages) awarded can be substantial depending on the nature of the case.

Damages are calculated based on any financial loss you have experienced, for example, if you had to take time off work as a result of the negligence, or if the primary earner in your family has passed away. The extent of your pain and suffering will also help to determine the value of your claim.

START YOUR DELAYED CANCER DIAGNOSIS CLAIM TODAY

At Jefferies, we have a specialist team of clinical negligence solicitors who are experienced in dealing with all types of delayed cancer diagnosis claims. We understand how difficult and emotional the situation can be, which is why we’ll help you every step of the way. To begin with, we will need to take some initial details regarding your case and circumstances.

If you think you might have a claim, please contact us for informal advice. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis.

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well-experienced in dealing with a range of different case types and we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team at 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

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