Negligent delay in diagnosing thyroid cancer
We are representing a young woman in her early 20s with a clinical negligence claim arising out of a delayed diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
Substantial claim for delayed breast cancer diagnosis
We recently settled a substantial claim for damages for a client who suffered a delay in diagnosis of her breast cancer due to negligent errors in the interpretation of biopsies performed on a breast lump.
Claim settled for breast cancer patient who was misinformed about the type of cancer she had developed
We have advised on a claim against Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust for a mother of two teenage daughters who, during her diagnosis for breast cancer, was wrongly told that she did not have the inherited form of the disease.
Claim for failure to treat hepatitis C leading to liver cancer
This was a complicated claim on liability against both the deceased’s GP and the hepatology team at his local hospital. The claimants’ case was that the defendants had negligently failed to arrange or conduct a hepatitis C blood test.
Claim settled for incorrect pancreatic cancer diagnosis resulting in major abdominal surgery
We have investigated and concluded a claim for a woman who was wrongly informed that she had pancreatic cancer and therefore underwent major emergency surgery to remove her pancreas.
Removal of abdominal tumour leads to substantial settlement for damage to femoral nerve
Our client was training to be a medical doctor when he was diagnosed with an abdominal tumour. He alleged that he had not been adequately informed about the nature of the tumour, which was likely to be a benign schwannoma.
Negligent delay in diagnosing breast cancer
We successfully settled a claim for a woman from Redhill in Surrey against her GP for failing to act properly on a lump which she feared might be cancer. The case highlights the need for patients to be persistent where they do not feel their concerns are being fully considered.
Delay in diagnosis of recurrence of breast cancer
We secured a settlement of £215,000 for a client who is now terminally ill following the incorrect diagnosis of her recurring cancer.
Settlement for breast cancer patient whose symptoms were missed by consultant
We recently represented a client in a claim against Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust following a delay in diagnosing her breast cancer.
Fatal delay in diagnosing renal cancer
We are pursuing in the High Court a claim arising from a missed diagnosis of renal cancer. Our client has tragically died as a result and we now pursue the claim on behalf of his widow and estate.
Claim settled against GP for delayed kidney cancer diagnosis
We settled a claim against a former GP for a delayed diagnosis of kidney cancer which led to our client’s death.
Delay in excising basal cell carcinoma
Our client had known Atypical Mole Syndrome (AMS) phenotype and was recognised as being prone to skin cancer. She attended her specialist with a basal cell carcinoma on her nose that was wrongly diagnosed as actinic keratosis and was discharged.
Settlement for family of woman who received negligent care while suffering from endometrial cancer
We have secured settlement for a client who pursued a clinical negligence claim on behalf of the estate and dependants of his late wife.
Settlement for delayed diagnosis of ovarian cancer following catalogue of administrative errors
Our clinical negligence team has secured a settlement for a 56-year-old mother of four whose diagnosis of ovarian cancer was delayed for seven months.
Fatal delay in diagnosing ovarian cancer
We have recently settled a case in which the NHS Litigation Authority accepted that our client had a high prospect of being cured had she been treated properly. Instead, at the age of 42, she tragically died when a malignant ovarian cyst was not diagnosed for over eight months.
Fatal colorectal cancer
Our client's wife attended her GP for nearly three years complaining of bowel problems. The GP failed to consider colorectal cancer as a potential diagnosis.
Damages for patient’s husband after tragic delay in diagnosing lung cancer
We investigated a case relating to an elderly woman’s delayed diagnosis of lung cancer, from which sadly she died, on behalf of her husband. She attended Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital with a severe and persistent cough.
Claim against GPs for delayed diagnosis of lung cancer due to failure to investigate patient’s cough
The patient had been a heavy smoker but had given up the habit because of concerns about the risks and due to a family history of cancer. She developed the cough in mid-March 2012. Initially, she thought that this would go away of its own accord but after two weeks when it remained, she arranged an appointment to see her GP.
Delayed diagnosis of meningioma
We acted for a client who suffered unilateral deterioration of her vision in the early 1990s. She reported this to her optometrist, whom she attended regularly between 1997 and 2004 while her vision continued to deteriorate.
Settlement for stroke resulting from Legionnaire’s Disease during cancer treatment
Our client had been admitted to Guy’s Hospital with complications following treatment for throat cancer. During his stay, he contracted Legionnaire’s Disease due to contamination on one of the wash basins.
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