Medical negligence claims for misdiagnosis of cancer compensation can be grouped into the following categories:
False cancer diagnosis
An incorrect diagnosis of cancer can cause severe distress. The medical practitioner can prescribe a non-cancer patient with unnecessary cancer treatment. Alternatively, a doctor can misdiagnose cancer for a different illness. As a result, the patient does not receive the necessary, or they miss their window of opportunity for cancer treatment.
Failure to diagnose cancer
In this case, a medical practitioner fails to recognise the signs of cancer and completely fails to diagnose the patient’s cancer. This failure can lead to fatalities as the patient may not be diagnosed until the symptoms reach their peak when it may be too late to treat cancer.
Delayed diagnosis of cancer
Late cancer diagnosis claims of cancer occur when medical professionals fail to detect the patient’s cancer at the early stages. When a diagnosis of cancer is delayed, so is the treatment. This delay can lead to future complications or an untimely death.