If you or a loved one has suffered because of a cancer misdiagnosis you could be entitled to claim compensation.
To find out what your claim could be worth call 0800 633 5730.
Claim case example:
The family of a bowel cancer patient has received an undisclosed six figure payout two years after his death.
Call us at Imperium Law on 0800 633 5730 to make a claim after a cancer misdiagnosis.
Mr M was 37 years old in 2005 when he visited his GP complaining of symptoms which were indicative of the early stages of bowel cancer.
There was a family history of bowel cancer, and in spite of advising his GP that his father had been diagnosed with bowel cancer at just 45 years of age, Mr M was not referred for further tests.
Mr M's bowel cancer was not detected for a further 6 years, at which stage his cancer had spread throughout his body and his condition was terminal.
Sadly Mr M died from carcinomatosis in 2012 just a few short months after his cancer had been finally detected.
If you have suffered injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, you are entitled to seek compensation for your pain, suffering and other losses.
Medical experts who examined the evidence of his case advised that if his GP had referred him for further tests when he first showed signs of bowel cancer, a benign polyp could have been detected and removed. Mr M would then have gone on to make a full recovery.
Failure on the part of his GP to take his bowl cancer symptoms seriously meant he died at just 44 years of age leaving behind a wife and two young children.
Following his death his family made a delayed diagnosis claim. The case recently went before the High Court where the judge awarded an undisclosed six figure settlement to be paid by the family's former GP.
If your health or that of a loved one has been compromised by substandard GP care seek legal advice.
This is just one case which highlights how a delayed medical diagnosis can result in a treatable medical condition developing into a terminal illness.
Sadly each year we hear of more and more cases of younger cancer patients dying because of their GP's failure to correctly diagnose their condition due to their young age.
As cases are highlighted, health carers should be taking notice and treating patients according to their symptoms and not according to their age. While certain cancers are more prevalent in older patients this does not mean they are exclusive to the old.
Making a medical negligence claim.
If you or a loved one has been let down by a healthcare professional, and have been misdiagnosed or suffered injury because of substandard treatment or care do not suffer in silence.
You have the right to highlight healthcare failings, and are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
The compensation payout awarded to Mr M's family cannot bring him back or reduce the pain of their loss, however it can help them to move forward with their lives. It can also highlight healthcare failings which could help other patients from suffering a similar fate.
For 'No Win-No Fee' legal advice and a no-obligation review of your case contact us at Imperium Law.
To discuss making a claim call our medical negligence team on 0800 633 5730.