Was Your Lung Cancer Misdiagnosed? Call Treadstone Law on 0161 685 0070
We would all like to think we can trust our doctors to make an accurate and timely diagnosis should we fall ill. Unfortunately, doctors do misdiagnose cases including lung cancer and this can have life changing and even tragic consequences. It has recently been widely reported that a Portsmouth hospital missed lung cancer cases. As a victim, the law entitles you to make a claim against the medical practitioner, hospital, or diagnostic clinic should you be misdiagnosed with lung cancer or have a delayed diagnosis.
Late diagnosis or delayed treatment of cancer can arise from your doctor’s failure to diagnose your condition in time, leading to unnecessary delays in treating it. Alternately, they may have diagnosed your lung cancer condition but didn’t act promptly enough. You can claim compensation for delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment if such a delay has caused further suffering to you.
The hospital in question failed to spot cases of lung cancer because it did not check patients chest X-rays properly, the Care Quality Commission reported.
Inspectors also found a backlog of 23,000 X-rays at the hospital.
It emerged that 3 patients had suffered ‘significant harm’ after junior doctors had been asked to carry out specialist radiology work without the appropriate training.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust said it had made an unreserved apology to the families of the three patients, two of whom have died.
During their visit in July, CQC inspectors also found the hospital had a backlog of 23,000 chest X-rays.
None of the 23,000 images from the preceding 12 months had been formally reviewed by a radiologist or appropriately-trained clinician.
Prof Ted Baker, from the CQC, said “When a patient is referred for an X-ray or scan, it is important that the resulting images are examined and reported on by properly trained clinical staff who know what they are looking for – this is a specialist skill.”
How do i know whether i have a claim for medical misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis of my lung cancer?
Medical negligence is where patients are harmed because they have received poor medical care from healthcare professionals. Misdiagnosis is where someone is incorrectly told that they have, or do not have, a specific illness or injury. Any form of medical negligence could have a devastating impact on your future quality of life, but when a doctor or a medical expert gives an incorrect diagnosis, or doesn’t spot a serious condition, the consequences could even be fatal. If you have suffered as a result of misdiagnosis, compensation will not only help to re-build your life, it will also provide you with the support to overcome your suffering.
Misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosis of lung cancer claim compensation:
Have you had a similar situation to that of the Portsmouth patients? We understand that when fighting lung cancer, every moment is precious, so you shouldn’t have to spend anytime undergoing the wrong course of treatment. Contact us to get a free assessment.
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We are an experienced firm of personal injury solicitors based in Manchester. We have a dedicated medical negligence team waiting to fight your case. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis and do not charge up front costs so you have nothing to lose.
How Much Can i Claim?
The amount varies depending on the impact of misdiagnosis. For example, more money is likely to be awarded if misdiagnosis leads up to unnecessary surgery or medication. Contact us today for an accurate assessment of your situation.
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Treadstone Law specialise in medical negligence claims and handle the entire legal process on your behalf. Our initial consulation is free of charge and the easiest way to check your eligibility for compensation from your healthcare provder. We will be honest about your chances of winning and only take on cases we’ll succeed in getting you compensation for.
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