If you or a loved one has been a victim of delayed or misdiagnosis of cervical cancer , you may be entitled to compensation.
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When it comes to cervical cancer, regular screening is paramount. However, even with regular cervical screenings, it is still possible for medical professionals to sometimes misdiagnose or give a late diagnosis of cervical cancer, which can lead to more invasive or intensive treatment being required. It is currently the 17th most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK.
Sometimes, cervical cancer can be misdiagnosed as heavy periods or the menopause. If you are displaying the following symptoms, it's vital that you keep getting yourself checked:
Late diagnosis or misdiagnosis can have devastating consequences. Cervical cancer is, according to Cancer Research, 100% preventable and, if caught early, can have a good survival rate. However, if left untreated, the cancer can grow and spread to other parts of the body, making it much more difficult to treat.
It is only possible to claim compensation if there has been a breach of the duty of care from a health professional and it has resulted in harm or loss. If your cervical cancer diagnosis was weeks or months late but has NOT resulted in a change in the way you would have been treated, then it will be unlikely you can claim. However, if late or misdiagnosis resulted in more invasive or intensive treatment or has led to a terminal diagnosis, then you may have grounds for compensation.
If you or any member of your family have suffered from medical negligence in regards to cervical cancer misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation. We have friendly expert solicitors that can help you with your clinical negligence claim. We can also represent families where the sufferer has already passed away.