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What can you do when doctors missed the signs of cancer?

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If a doctor or a medical practitioner has missed the signs of cancer, and you have suffered as a result of this, you could be entitled to pursue a claim for medical negligence compensation.

If we are able to prove that you have been the victim of negligence, that is when you may be able to pursue a legal case. For eligible clients, we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

You can contact the team for free, no-obligation advice here now, or read on for a little further advice.

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Compensation for cancer treatment

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As one of the most prevalent, life-threatening medical conditions, cancer demands a high quality of care and treatment to ensure that patients have the best chance of a recovery, or lives can be put at risk. An early diagnosis is also vital to ensure that the progression of the disease can be stopped in its tracks. In cases where the opportunity for early diagnosis or treatment is missed, patients may be able to claim compensation for cancer medical negligence cases.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, countless appointments, treatments and surgeries related to cancer have been cancelled or rescheduled, producing a knock-on impact on the overall effectiveness of NHS cancer treatment. While priorities may have had to change to meet the demands of controlling the virus, some have raised concerns that the pendulum has swung too far in this direction, potentially causing unnecessary harm to those affected.

Generally speaking, patients may still be well within their rights to make a compensation claim, so we can advise anyone who thinks they may have been affected by medical negligence related to cancer treatment.

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Cancer compensation claims

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Cancer compensation claims: not an area of our expertise that most people want to have to think about, let alone make use of. But it is important that victims can access some form of justice for what they must go through.

In this article, we’ll briefly explain how we can help in this kind of scenario.

It’s useful to know a little about us as well, so you know that a claim for compensation for this type of thing is in the safest of hands.

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Cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims advice

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If you need advice when it comes to cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims, we can help you. As expert injury lawyers who specialise in serious injury cases, these kinds of claims are what we set ourselves up to focus on.

A large volume of the personal injury claims that we take forward fall into the category of serious and catastrophic injury cases. We have a specific team of senior lawyers and caseworkers whose job is to look after our clients who need help with matters as sensitive and as serious as cancer claims.

It’s important to know that you’re in the safest of hands when it comes to this type of legal claim. With this in mind, here’s a little guidance for you.

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Doctors missed cancer symptoms: advice

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Cases where doctors missed cancer symptoms can lead to severe and lifelong complications and can of course be life-threatening. Having the right legal support in place can be important.

We know it’s never nice to have to make a claim for medical negligence compensation. We know that it’s never nice to even have to engage a lawyer either. We know that this is probably a difficult time for you, and you’ve got plenty of things to be doing other than speaking to a law firm.

But we are here for you as well. It’s not just a compensation claim when it’s a matter as serious as cancer being missed. With our specialist, senor legal team whose focus is on serious cases, we can also be a much-needed support network for you.

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NHS cancer screening programmes under heavy criticism

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NHS cancer screening programmes in the UK have come in for some heavy criticism after MP reviews deem systems as “unfit for purpose”.

It’s understood that there are some 360 different IT systems being used by the NHS for bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening. Some of those systems are 30 years old, and programmes “consistently fail” to hit targets.

This is worrying news that comes a year on from the NHS breast cancer screening scandal of 2018 which saw hundreds of thousands of women miss out on lifesaving check-ups because an IT glitch meant their invitation for screening was never sent. We’re taking legal action over that particular scandal having been approached for help and representation.

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Compensation for cancer treatment too late

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You may be able to make a medical negligence compensation claim if you receive cancer treatment too late, and this has an impact on your health.

Recent figures have indicated that the NHS is unable to hit their targets when it comes to starting treatment for cancer care in England. As many as a quarter of patients may be receiving treatment after the date they ought to have started treatment by. This is believed to stem from increased pressure from large volumes of patients seeking help, and is also likely linked to funding constraints as well.

We know the devastating impact that receiving cancer treatment too late can have on patients as a law firm who specialise in serious medical negligence cases. Here’s some advice about what to do if you have suffered due to starting your treatment too late.

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The Injury Lawyers investigating valsartan side effects

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The Injury Lawyers are investigating certain valsartan side effects and the potential links between the recall and the possible contamination issues.

In 2018, a Class 1 Medicines Recall was initiated by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). This is understood to be Europe-wide, and is for the products supplied by Actavis Group PTC (now Accord) and Dexcel Pharma Ltd. The recall came into immediate effect, and healthcare organisations were asked to quarantine unused lots of the blood pressure meds right away.

The issue is quite a worrying one. The potential contamination that’s understood to have stemmed from the manufacturing process could be linked to cancer.

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Legal advice for NHS breast screening problems

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If you need legal advice about NHS breast screening problems, we can help. We can take medical negligence cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis.

There can be a number of ways in which you can end up suffering as a result of NHS breast screening problems. There was the huge 2018 breast cancer screening scandal that affected almost half a million women in the UK and may have led to hundreds of deaths. We’re actually already running a legal action for victims of that particular issue, so if you were affected by it, please get in touch.

We can also look into other breast screening claims as well for individual compensation claims.

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Breast cancer screening compensation advice

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Our specialist Medical Negligence Lawyers may be able to help you claim breast cancer screening compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We’re already fighting in the legal action from the error that hit the news last year where women did not receive their invitations for life-saving screening. The issue, reported in May last year, related to an IT glitch in 2009 that resulted in thousands of letters not being sent out to women aged between 68 and 71.

Some women in the category of patients who didn’t receive their letter developed breast cancer, and some are no longer with us. We’ve agreed to help anyone who needs to claim breast cancer screening compensation, and we’ve agreed to assist on a No Win, No Fee basis. This is the case for those caught in in last year’s scandal, and potentially for other Claimants with similar issues as well.

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