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Our Medical Negligence Services

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims


Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. However, this trauma can be escalated if your cancer was misdiagnosed or diagnosed later than it should have been, and you may be able to claim for compensation.

Do I Have a Claim for Cancer Misdiagnosis?

You may be eligible for cancer misdiagnosis compensation, if:
  • There’s a delay in diagnosing an illness
  • There’s a delay in treatment
  • You’ve had the wrong treatment, or the treatment goes wrong
  • You haven’t been told about the risks of a certain treatment
Cancer is one of the most common illnesses in the UK and it causes thousands of deaths every year.

Diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming for a patient and their family at any time, but this news can be even more distressing if there has been a delay in discovering the illness.

If there is a delay in diagnosis, this may impact on life expectancy, the treatment options that are available and how long treatment lasts.

Quite often no-one is to blame for an apparent delay in diagnosis of cancer. However, sometimes things go wrong; for example, delays can be caused by a GP failing to refer a patient to hospital for further investigation.

Hospitals can also be at fault by failing to follow up test results or incorrectly reporting x-rays.

Following negations with the defendant, Mr X was offered £250,000 gross of the interim payments of £52,009 to settle the claim. Mr X accepted this offer and was very thankful for our assistance with his claim.
Absolutely amazing service, I had an accident back in 2016 and they fought tooth and nail to get me the treatment and pay out that I deserved, my case handler Amy kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Howells to anyone.
From start to finish my daughter’s medical negligence claim was handled brilliantly. Communication was excellent and her case was handled sensitively and professionally, with a successful outcome at the end.
Excellent service as always, Highly recommended wouldn't use anybody else , always on hand to help and advice . Thank you!!!!!

Paul Gander
Sue dealt with my personal injury claim with professionalism at all times. She kept both myself and my son fully informed throughout the process and always responded to queries quickly and efficiently. I would have no hesitation in using this firm again.

Stuart Marks
I recently used Howells' for a claim. After an initial telephone conversation, Amy (our assigned representative) went through the process of our potential claim. She outlined time frames and the strength of our case. We ended up receiving compensation above our expectations. I was thoroughly impressed the team from Howells and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. They handled the whole process in a manner which inspired confidence, knowing that we were in good hands.

Simon Marks
Howells have been fantastic when dealing with my claim and i would recommend them to anyone. I would like to thank Sue for her outstanding service and patience throughout my case. You were great and I cannot thank you enough for the end result. Also thank you to Glendora and Amy for all your help. 5* service all round

Gavin Herbert
Life changing issues affected our daughter due to a misdiagnosis and then catalogue of errors. We are so grateful to Sue and the team and the lovely Glendora! Thank you so much for all your hard work, perseverance and pure doggedness. Hopefully this has saved another family from having to go through this! Amazing service from such nice people! Enjoy the hamper!


Case Study: Medical Malpractice Failure to Diagnose Cancer

D v Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

A claim arose out of a negligent delay in the diagnosis of terminal renal cancer which could otherwise have been avoided. Damages were awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity, in addition to a significant award for future end of life care and adaptations.

The claim was settled for £330,000.00.

M v Cwm Taf University Health Board

This claim related to the misdiagnosis of cancer on the claimant’s nose, which later transpired to be an insect bite. Unfortunately the hospital was negligent to assume the lesion was cancerous without first referring the claimant to dermatology for a biopsy sample. The hospital proceeded to undertake incision surgery to the claimants nose to remove the suspected cancer, sadly this resulted in significant scarring to the claimant’s face and nose for which plastic surgery was required on multiple occasions. Upon the hospital testing the removed lesion it transpired that it was non-cancerous and that the claimant could have avoided surgery altogether. Despite the efforts of multiple plastic surgeons the claimant was left with lifelong scarring to their face.

We were able to secure compensation for the claimant in the sum of £25,000.00 before Trial.

Want to Find Out More?

If you have suffered undue physical or mental injury due to medical care you have received, or believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice due to failure to diagnose cancer contact Howells today.
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Howells Solicitors Reviews

Meet the Key Individuals



Sue Edwards
Sue Edwards
Partner
Solicitor

Head of Medical
Negligence and Personal
Injury Department
Cardiff Office


Thomas Stride
Thomas Stride
Associate

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


Amy Downey
Amy Downey
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence


Glendora Hendrickson
Glendora Hendrickson
Personal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office


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