How can misdiagnosed cancer affect you?
Receiving a cancer diagnosis any time can have a significant impact on not only your physical health but your mental health too. If you've suffered a misdiagnosis or delay in treatment on top of that diagnosis it can be devastating, especially if that delay or misdiagnosis caused your condition to worsen.
We often see greater psychological effects where there has been a misdiagnosis of cancer, while a late diagnosis can lead to the patient requiring more aggressive and extensive treatment – often with worse side effects – than they otherwise would have encountered.
We know that making a claim is never about the compensation you could receive, but it can help make life a little bit easier. Making a claim could also help you understand and process what happened and effect a change to stop it from happening to someone else like you in the future.
While we know that no amount of compensation will make up for what you're going through, we know it can help ease the financial burden you may be experiencing as a result of your cancer misdiagnosis.
With 38% of cancer cases preventable, cancer is more likely to be treated successfully if it's detected early. The early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, while sometimes not curing the cancer can often at least prevent it progressing. People who had a belated diagnosis of cancer because X-rays and scans were misread or tissue samples and smears were wrongly interpreted by pathologists, or tests were not carried out, may have good reason to make a claim if earlier diagnosis and treatment would have made a difference to the outcome.
If you or your family have been affected by a late or misdiagnosis of cancer, our team of expert medical negligence lawyers could help you. We can talk you through your options and help try to get you the compensation you need at this difficult time.