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Cancer-misdiagnosisHave you been misdiagnosed with cancer in the past three years? Or have you been told you do not have cancer, only to be told a few months down the line that actually you do? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you could be entitled to compensation.

Being diagnosed with cancer is life changing and often creates stress, anxiety and even depression among the patient and family members.

If cancer is missed by a medical professional the results can be catastrophic for the patient as missing a few months of treatment can lead to a different prognosis and have life altering consequences.

Sometimes cancer can be misdiagnosed and the mental suffering that has occurred as a result of being diagnosed with cancer was completely unnecessary.

In both cases compensation can be claimed for.

People often claim compensation for their injury and financial loss as a result of negligence.

Although compensation cannot rectify the mistakes that were made it can help you with the cost of treatment you require as a result or the loss of earnings you have or currently experience.

People also claim to draw attention to the negligence they experienced to hope it will be improved and to dramatically reduce the chances of it happening to someone else.

Bolt Burdon Kemp are specialist compensation claim solicitors that have substantial experience in cancer misdiagnosis. They have an understanding of handling highly sensitive cases involving terminally ill cancer patients whose life expectancy is short.

They are also a no win no fee solicitors so if your compensation claim is rejected you do not have to pay the fees for their service.

It is worth being aware that recent changes to the law mean that if your case is successful you may now have to pay the ‘success fee’ to your solicitor. Bolt Burdon Kemp will ask for no more than 15% where solicitors such as Irwin Mitchell will ask for the a maximum of 25%.

If you are a victim of misdiagnosed cancer then speak to a specialised solicitor today to discuss your claim and how they can work for you.

Do not be afraid to ask them to be upfront of the legal costs that you may have to pay if your claim is either accepted or rejected. It is very important that you are aware of this so you can make an informed decision.Cancer-misdiagnosis1

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