How Do I Know If I Have A Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?
Asons takes on claims for lung cancer compensation in cases where we can prove that mistakes or neglect by your doctors resulted in lasting personal harm. This is known legally as ‘medical negligence’. In the case of cancers, medical negligence can lead to very serious harm. A failure to diagnose lung cancer, an improper treatment, or having it diagnosed as something else completely (a lung cancer misdiagnosis), can have a severe impact on your chances of recovery. You could potentially be left with lasting breathing problems, as your cancer is allowed time to spread and develop, when it should have been caught. In the worst cases, these mistakes can put lives at risk and shorten your lifespan Lung cancer has been divided into four stages which indicate the progression of the cancer, allowing medical professionals to decide on a course of treatment action. Misdiagnosed lung cancer can cause significant and unnecessary suffering, with the potential to be fatal.
Here are some of the most common cancer misdiagnosis claims we see at Asons:
- Delay or failure to refer the patient to a specialist
- Failure to arrange further testing when symptoms of cancer were presented
- Failure to schedule a biopsy or further investigation, after abnormalities were discovered
- Failure to act appropriately upon biopsy results
- Failure to organise appropriate treatments
If you believe you may have a case for lung cancer compensation, or even if you’re unsure and just want to find out more about the claim process, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01204 521133, message us on Live Chat, or Request A Callback. We are here to help, and all calls are made with no obligation!
How Much WIll I Get For My Lung Cancer Claim?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked at Asons – but it’s also one of the most difficult to answer. There are no hard and fast rules with lung cancer claim payouts; everyone’s case is entirely different, with a whole range of different factors which could influence the compensation you could get. These might include things like loss of earnings, the length of a delay in diagnosis, the evidence available, and the result of the error.
However, our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator may provide a rough estimate of what you may receive. These estimates are based on your injuries and also other factors, such as psychological problems and missed time at work.
Are Your Lung Cancer Claims No Win No Fee?
Absolutely. At Asons Solicitors, we wanted to take the risk out of making a claim for our clients, particularly in these tough financial times. That’s why over 98% of our claims are No Win No Fee (and if yours can’t be, we’ll tell you what needs to be done). This way, we can allow everyone access to justice, regardless of their financial position. If you choose to make a claim with us, there are no upfront fees or unexpected costs, as we take on the risk for you.
Learn a bit more about No Win No Fee here.
Why Should I Make A Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?
If a doctor has made mistakes which have caused your lung cancer to worsen, then chances are that you can apply for misdiagnosis compensation. Some of our clients tend to feel guilty that they are claiming against people whose job it is to try to make others better. Yet claiming compensation is not personal. Each and every healthcare professional working in the UK has to be covered by professional insurance, for times like this. It is the insurance that pays out, not the individual.
Compensation is the legal way for people to make amends for harm which wasn’t your fault – in this case, for a doctor failing in their duty of care to patients. Maybe you’ll need expensive follow-up treatment or rehabilitation costing thousands of pounds – that’s where compensation can help. Or maybe you will now require a carer to look after you for long periods – again, that’s what compensation is for! Claiming can also help prevent similar mistakes happen to others in future, as it alerts doctors to the costliness of their errors.
In past cases, claiming for lung cancer compensation has helped pay for:
- Private medical treatment, which often gives a better quality of care than in the NHS
- Nursing care at home
- Help with housework
- Money to make up for any loss of earnings from time spent off work
Our Lung Cancer Compensation Claims Experience
When you’re faced with making a claim for compensation for lung cancer, you want to know that you have the best people for the job. That’s us! Asons’ team of specialist cancer misdiagnosis solicitors are highly experienced in pursuing compensation claims for victims of medical mistakes in treating cancer. Our UK claims lawyers have a proven track record of success – so much so that 95% of our clients said they were satisfied with the service we provide!
We aim to make the process of claiming compensation as straight-forward as possible – taking all the worry away from you, and your loved ones. We’ll claim for the distress, pain and suffering you’ve endured, as well as any time spent off work and care or equipment you need in future. Our expert clinical negligence solicitors are on your side. They will investigate every detail of your case thoroughly and they’ll explain the process to you in clear, uncomplicated language so you fully understand what’s happening as the claim progresses.
Our claims lawyers are very experienced in claiming for lung cancer compensation. With hundreds of cases handled by our claims team, it’s likely we’ve dealt with cases just like yours in the past. This means that we know how to gather evidence quickly and efficiently to achieve the best outcome for you. It’s our job to keep you up to date every step of the way as we get you the results you deserve.
Our guide, How Will A Cancer Misdiagnosis Change Your Life? was written to give you some guidance on how to deal with a cancer misdiagnosis. It also highlights just how surprisingly common these incidents are, in what is quickly becoming an even more overcrowded NHS.
For a more brief summary of what we do, we have also put together a factsheet on cancer misdiagnosis. It details the key things you need to know about claiming with us.
Lung Cancer Charities
Named after the much-loved UK entertainer Roy Castle, who died of lung cancer in 1994, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation aims to raise awareness about the disease and help to fund research into its treatment.
The British Lung Foundation campaigns for better services and care for people with lung conditions and spreads the word about the signs and causes of lung disease.