Cancer screening claims for compensation

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Cancer screening claims for compensation is a particularly delicate and sensitive area of law, and it is one that we can represent people for claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Medical negligence is a complex and niche area of law that requires particular specialism and expertise to be able to make sure that patients can access the justice they may be entitled to. We specialise in medical negligence matters, and our expert team can provide free, no-obligation legal advice on a completely confidential basis to those who may need our help.

The importance of available screening

The importance of available cancer screening is huge to avoid claims for compensation that can arise when there has been a lack of a diagnosis, or a misdiagnosis. In a scenario of a lack of diagnosis, or a misdiagnosis, this can mean the opportunity to treat cancer in the best way possible to minimise the damage and, perhaps, even save the patient’s life is missed.

Screening must be readily available, particularly for those in vulnerable groups, and people need to make sure they are aware of when they should be undergoing screening and checks. As we said above, if anything is missed, the opportunities for helping people can also be missed.

Cancer screening claims for compensation

Ultimately, cancer screening claims for compensation usually come down to where there has been some form of negligence in the treatment or checking process. If a patient was not screened at all, or not screened properly, and this is the fault of the healthcare profession, that is when the claim for compensation could be pursued. If screening was done, but something was missed that resulted in a misdiagnosis or a lack of diagnosis, this could lead to a claim for compensation.

To pursue a case, you need to prove that there has been negligence and that the negligence has caused you to suffer in some way that was avoidable. In cancer screening claims, it often comes down to whether the outcome is worse for the patients as a result of the negligence that has taken place. If the outcome is worse, that is when a patient could be eligible to recover compensation for any additional pain, suffering and loss of amenity that has been caused that could have been avoided. If losses and expenses are factors, these can be considered too.

We appreciate that cancer screening claims for compensation are very sensitive and delicate matters, and area of law. It requires particular expertise and specialism in medical negligence law to be able to make sure that a patient has the best chance of succeeding with a claim, and the best chance of recovering what they should be owed in compensation. As part of our commitment to access to justice, we can represent people for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis to allow people to claim comfortably without the worry of what happens if the case does not succeed.

These kinds of claims can be hard to succeed with, so our No Win, No Fee legal representation is incredibly important.

Free, confidential advice now

Our expert legal team is happy to provide free, no-obligation legal advice in respect of medical negligence matters. All our advice is available on a completely confidential basis, and we can let you know if we can help you. It is then up to you as to what you wish to do.

The best starting point is to contact our expert team for free, no-obligation legal advice here.

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