Lung cancer is the growth of abnormal cells. One abnormal cell (perhaps damaged by smoking) can multiply and spread. The cells that spread the disease can divide rapidly and form tumours which eventually start to cause symptoms. Sadly, for many patients the symptoms only become apparent once the condition is very well advanced.
A GP will normally be the gateway through which the patient obtains a diagnosis. They refer a patient with suspicious symptoms (such as a persistent cough) to hospital. At hospital the patient will undergo an x-ray and biopsies will be taken and analysed.
The diagnosis of this condition can be delayed due to many factors. Errors often occur because of delayed referrals by GPs or perhaps due to errors in the hospital investigations.
Types of cases
In one case we were able to show that a delay of 18 months had led to a patient’s condition becoming terminal. We were able to prove, with expert evidence, that the patient had a much better chance of survival had they been diagnosed earlier. The patient’s dependents were awarded £175,000 for the loss of their loved one.
Our highly experienced team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers are here to assist and to advise. They will advise you comprehensively about the merits of your claim, funding and ensure that you and your family get the best possible results.
The majority of our cases are funded by way of a conditional fee agreement, more commonly known as a no win no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
Our Cancer Claims Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of Medical Negligence Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.
Fill out this form and one of the team will get back to you:
Our offices are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.
|Phone:||0800 437 0322|
|Fax:||020 7388 2106|
|Address:||Hodge Jones & Allen LLP 180 North Gower Street London NW1 2NB|