UK Wide Medical Negligence Claims Service
We have specialist Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland waiting to help you now.
We have specialist Medical Negligence Claim Solicitors ready to help you across the UK
Delayed Cancer Diagnosis In Young People
Delayed cancer diagnosis commonly occurs in young people aged between 13 and 25, as sadly there is just not enough recognition from GPs. Doctors, unfortunately for so many teenage cancer sufferers, are the first battle in their battle with cancer. Problems getting a diagnosis are stressful and many teenagers are thought to be paranoid or a hypochondriac rather than being seen for what they are - sensible and understanding of their body.
If you or a loved one has experienced this kind of delay in diagnosis, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim. If the symptoms of cancer are present in a young person this should be taken seriously and cancer should be completely ruled out at a cause for the symptoms, rather than ignored and put to the back of the queue.
Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Medical Negligence Claims
Cancer statistics show us almost two thirds of cancer incidences in the UK are diagnosed in people over the age of 65 and more than a third are diagnosed in the elderly (over 75s). Therefore, delayed cancer diagnosis in teenagers is often due to the lower incident rates in young people. Cancer is less focused on as a possibility due to the possibility being a lot lower than in other age groups.
A delayed diagnosis claim is therefore more complex when it comes to cancer diagnosis in young people. This is because a lot of cancer symptoms mimic other less severe diseases. Therefore when making a claim a careful assessment will have to be made to consider whether with the symptoms which were presented at the time and the type of cancer which was diagnosed, a diagnosis should have been made in a more timely fashion. Often this is a complex enquiry, and you will need to instruct a specialist medical negligence solicitor to help you through this claiming process.
1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.
Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.
Can We Help You?
If you are unsure whether you have a valid basis for a delayed young persons cancer diagnosis claim or are simply unsure as to whether you wish to claim at all, we will be more than happy to talk it through with you. Our medical negligence claims team is just a click or a phone call away. 1st Claims can help you get the compensation you deserve for the unnecessary pain and suffering the negligence of a third party has put you through.
If you would like 1stClaims' expert Medical Negligence Solicitors on your side please call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Free Claim Enquiry form now and we will be in touch with you very soon.
Remember, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you.
We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.
What Happens Next?
Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:
- Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
- Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
- Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.
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