Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Diagnosis is a critical part of the medical process and it’s vitally important that your medical professional performs any diagnosis in accordance with the general approved practice appropriate for that condition. If diagnosis subsequently proves to be wrong or missed you may have a misdiagnosis claim. McGinley Solicitors Medical Negligence Team will be able to advise you further if you have any queries.

Cancer Misdiagnosis claims can fall into seperate catergories

  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Incorrect Cancer Diagnosis

The following are the different types of Cancer which misdiagnosis can occur, but this list is by no means exhaustive:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Bowel & Stomach Cancer

Taking a claim for cancer misdiagnosis is different to taking a Personal Injury Claim – See below regarding cancer misdiagnosis claims:

Making a claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation differs from personal injury claims *. The Injuries Board do not review medical negligence claims *. Therefore the claim must be brought through the courts. However, if the medical practice is responsible for the misdiagnosis, they may offer an adequate cancer misdiagnosis settlement so it is possible for your claim to be settled outside of court.


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