Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Claiming Compensation for Failure to diagnose Skin cancer / misdiagnosis of Skin cancer

Cancer services are vastly improved across Britain compared with 20 years ago, but occasionally misdiagnosis of cancer does happen.  If you have suffered as a result of misdiagnosis of cancer, or failure to diagnose cancer, and someone has been negligent, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Skin Cancer

There are two main types of skin cancer.  The first is non-melanoma and the second is malignant melanoma.

Symptoms of both types of skin cancer will FAQpresent themselves as changes to the skin such as discoloured patches, raised bumps, a new mole or changes to an existing mole.  It is important to check moles particularly if you are prone to moles and / or have fair skin.

The future health of patients with both types of skin cancers really does depend on how quickly the cancer is diagnosed and how quickly it is treated, delays by GP's or Hospital staff can make the difference as to whether a person makes a recovery from their cancer or not.

Cancer is one of the most common serious illnesses in the UK with statistics showing that one in three of us will develop some form of it during our lifetime.

The problem can be where you suffer from cancer but you are given a negative result following tests, or the medical team treating you fails to make a diagnosis at all. In this scenario, failure to diagnose can mean that the cancer is allowed to grow untreated. The opportunity to treat the cancer can be lost completely, leading to additional pain and suffering and possibly to a reduced life expectancy or death.

Medical negligence claims involving cancer often involve one of the following factors:

A specialist solicitor can deal with medical negligence compensation claims for any type of cancer where your health care provider has been negligent.

How much can I claim?

A number of factors will determine the value of your settlement:

What can I claim compensation for?

Making a claim for compensation

A specialist medical negligence solicitor can assess your case and inform you about: