A cancer diagnosis is always devastating, both for patients and their family and friends. Finding out that this diagnosis was missed at an earlier stage makes the trauma even more painful and can worsen an already overwhelming situation.
If it can be shown that the delay in this diagnosis constitutes medical negligence, you and your family may wish to make a cancer compensation claim.
making your claim
At Lees Solicitors, we appreciate the emotional strain that cases of this type can place on our clients and their families. We will always do our best to guide you sensitively through the process.
Cancer claims are not straightforward, as it is necessary to prove two different medical factors. Firstly, it must be proved that the delay in diagnosis was caused by your doctor falling below the appropriate standard of care.
Crucially, it must also be proved that this delay has meant that the outcome for you is now worse than it should have been had the cancer been diagnosed and treated earlier.
This second issue can often be hard to prove. Careful analysis of oncological and statistical evidence is needed to demonstrate what the outcome would have been with earlier diagnosis and treatment.
Lawyers will often need to have multiple meetings with the appropriate medical experts in order to build a successful case. Having an experienced solicitor on your side is critical, and Lees Solicitors can provide everything you need.
Our experienced team know the right questions to ask and have access to all the experts you will need to stand the best possible chance of receiving compensation.
contact lees solicitors
If you are in the unfortunate position of needing to make a cancer claim, contact our solicitors free on 0800 387 927.
We will be able to discuss your case with you and determine whether you are likely to receive any compensation, after which we can represent you every step of the way as we work towards a successful conclusion.
In addition to cancer compensation, we can also help with claims relating to other serious, life-changing conditions, such as spinal or brain injuries.
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Do you think it is a good case?
It is hard to assess the merits of a case fully before we have seen the relevant medical records and, if necessary, seen the reports from independent experts. Our usual procedure is to consider the facts given to us by the client and then decide whether we are able to take the enquiry any further. We would then review it again once the medical records and any other documents or reports are to hand, and indeed, will keep the merits of the case under review throughout the case.
How long will it take?
Investigation of a case usually takes between 18m-2yrs, although more complex cases can take longer. Much depends on how quickly the hospitals etc provide the medical records and then on what the waiting list of the experts are like, and whether you need to be seen by more than 1 expert.
What did you think of Lees Solicitors?
I was kept constantly up to date as soon as information from the Defendant was received, (rather than have to 'chase' and constantly ring up for news).Fiona Kempand her team treated me as a person and not just another client and it was always with courtesy, respect and friendliness. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Lees.
What did you think of Lees Solicitors?
You have been extremely kind and helpful and I've been very happy with the service that I have received all along. Someone was always available to answer my calls, and if they could not answer my call they would get back to me the same day