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Breast Cancer Negligence

With more than 46,000 breast cancer diagnoses every year in the UK, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer. Problems can arise if there is a delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer, or it is incorrectly misdiagnosed. If this has happened to you, what are your options? What can you do and should you claim for medical negligence to stop this happening to other people?

For a free, discrete and no obligation discussion with one of our specialist breast cancer negligence solicitors, please call us today on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile 01761 490883).

Reasons For Breast Cancer Negligence

The most common reasons that breast cancer can lead to a claim for medical negligence compensation can include:

  • Delayed diagnosis of breast cancer;
  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer from signs or symptoms;
  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer from the results of a scan.

Urgent Referral Required

In their guidelines, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) state GPs must arrange urgent referral to a cancer specialist for patients:-

  • Of any age with a separate, distinct, hard lump that is fixed, with or without dimpling;
  • Aged 30 years and over with a separate, distinct lump that is still present after their next period, or occurs after the menopause;
  • Aged younger than 30 years with a lump that is growing or has other feature linked with cancer of other factors such as a family history of breast cancer;
  • Of any age who have had breast cancer before, and have a new limp of other suspicious symptoms;
  • With a recent change in nipple shape;
  • With bloody discharge from one nipple;
  • Who are male, aged 50 years and older, with a firm lump on one breast with out without changes in skin or nipple shape.

The patient should be seen within two weeks of the referral.

Delay in Diagnosis and Medical Negligence

A delay in diagnoses can lead to the cancer spreading requiring more treatment and in some occasions can even be fatal.

Worried About Breast Cancer?

If you or a loved one has suffered injury as a result of a delay in breast cancer diagnosis, we do not want you to worry. Please call us urgently and let us explain your options. Please call us today on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile 01761 490883) or complete a free online enquiry.

Costs & How We Can Help You

We are always happy to speak to you early after the event to explore the circumstances of your cancer misdiagnosis and to advise you of your options. We act for clients throughout England and Wales, if we cannot help you we will make no charge for our time. If we can help you to make a claim for compensation, you will benefit from the following funding options:

  • Conditional Fees ("no win, no fee")
  • Legal Expenses Insurance
  • Private Funding
  • Structured Payment Plans

Let Us Advise You Now

Early legal intervention can be vital so please contact us if you think you may have a claim. All initial enquiries are completely free of charge and without obligation.

Please call us free on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile 01761 490883) or complete our Online Enquiry Form.

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"Before we contacted you we had no real idea that we had grounds for a medical negligence claim but after speaking to you if became clear that Wendy was indeed treated poorly. Chris took the time to explain what was happening and kept us to speed. Our deepest gratitude to you all and Chris in particular."

"I would like to say a big thank you to you for making this whole process easy and relatively painless. You kept me informed throughout and you were always polite and courteous in all forms of communication. I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family, so a really big thank you and I wish you all the best in the future."

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