Cancer misdiagnosis claims for compensation in Ireland are on the increase even though each year, more cases of cancer are diagnosed. Detecting cancer when it is in the early stages of development usually means that treatment methods are far more effective. However, despite advances in modern technology and medical imaging tests, the misdiagnosis of cancer is also more common.
Failure to diagnose cancer early on or even at all can result in reduced effectiveness of the usually prescribed treatments. This misdiagnosis can mean:
- Unnecessary pain, suffering and injuries
- Prolonging of the illness.
- Reduced chances of recovery