Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims – Medical Negligence
Many people find it difficult to comprehend, with so many advances in modern medicine, that it is still a regular occurrence that cancer is misdiagnosed.
The most common type of misdiagnosis occurs when there is a delay in diagnosing cancer. As cancer is considered to be progressive and in many cases can spread quickly, early diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. A delay in the diagnosis, in many cases, is due to medical negligence / medical malpractice. Some cancers are easier to detect than others and can be diagnosed through the use of screening tests, however, even when these screening tests are carried out, mistakes can be made in evaluating these scans.
We have all been shocked and upset to learn of the recent inexplicable failures of the HSE and the Cervical Check Screening. Many young women died needlessly as a result of this outrageous incompetence. People place an inherent trust in their doctors and in recent times that trust has been shattered for many people. The above list is in no way exhaustive and there are many types of cancer that can be misdiagnosed or diagnosis is delayed.
The most common types of cancer where these screening tests are carried out: Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer.
This list is in no way exhaustive and there are many types of cancer that can be misdiagnosed or diagnosis is delayed: Melanoma, Lung Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Throat Cancer, Bowel & stomach Cancer, Brain Tumor, Ovarian Cancer, Leukemia
At Synnott Lawline we have a specialised and dedicated team, with over 30 years’ experience, handling all types of medical negligence claims. We understand the devastation that a delay in diagnosis or a misdiagnosis of any kind can cause. We also have an expert, female led team, of medical negligence solicitors, to provide help and advice to any women that have been misdiagnosed with cervical cancer or breast cancer.
If you have been the victim of medical negligence / medical malpractice get in contact with us without delay. One of our solicitors will talk you through the entire process of bringing a claim for medical negligence whether it is against your GP, consultant or the HSE. Synnott Lawline are here to help, advise, understand and most importantly, ensure you obtain the best possible outcome from your medical negligence litigation.