What Causes A Cancer Misdiagnosis?
A cancer misdiagnosis can happen from several different reasons, including:
- The incompetence of a medical practitioner who fails to recognise the signs of cancer or misinterprets cancer as a different illness.
- False-positive or false-negative results from a faulty cancer screening.
- MRI or CT scans fail to identify cancerous lesions if the lesions are too small to detect.
- Laboratory errors
How to Make a Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim
Making a claim for cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim must be brought through the courts. However, your claim can be settled outside of court. This happens if the medical practice accepts responsibility for the misdiagnosis and they offer an adequate cancer misdiagnosis settlement.
Cancer misdiagnosis compensation amounts will vary de- pending on the cancer misdiagnosis case.
The first step in assessing whether you have a cancer medical negligence claim is to contact a medical negligence solicitor. To establish whether there is a case, they will need:
- All your medical records, including those from before the misdiagnosis, will need to be obtained before making a cancer compensation claim.
- A medical examination and subsequent report with an expert in the eld is required to prove your misdiagnosis and that the medical practice you were treated by fell short of acceptable standards.