Was there a delay in diagnosis of your cancer?

Then with the help of the specialist clinical negligence solicitors at Powell & Co, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Powell & Co has years of experience in assisting clients with negligence claims involving a delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Several members of the team have particular expertise in this area. The team has handled cases involving brain tumours, gallbladder cancer, skin cancer, cervical cancer, gastric cancer, bowel cancer, bone cancer, lymphoma, and others.

Being diagnosed with cancer is difficult enough but when there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment, the delay may have huge consequences which would have been avoided with timely diagnosis and treatment. Some of our clients have required more extensive treatment as the result of the delay in diagnosis, but others, sadly have had shortened life expectancy or have died as the result of the delay in treatment.

We pride ourselves on our expertise and caring and empathetic approach, being with you all the way through your compensation claim.

Receive compensation that you deserve

The extent of the delay in diagnosis and treatment of your cancer and its impact will be a major factor in how much you will receive as part of your claim.

Whatever you have endured as a result of a negligent delay in diagnosis and/or treatment of your cancer, the team at Powell & Co will use all of their expertise to get you the compensation that you deserve.

We are able to help with negligence claims arising from delays in diagnosis of cancers, including:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Brain tumours
  • Gynaecological cancer
  • Ophthalmic cancer

Case studies

M v. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

The Claimant claimed damages arising from delay in diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour. Following attendance at the Defendant’s A&E department he was initially incorrectly diagnosed with Bels Palsy.

Fortunately, the Claimant made a good recovery from his injury despite the delay in treatment. The claim was initially disputed so proceedings were issued. The claim subsequently settled with the Claimant receiving agreed damages of £35,000.

J v. Kings College Hospital NHS Trust

The Claimant claimed damages for clinical negligence arising from the death of his wife from bladder cancer.  His case was that the Defendant had failed to follow up abnormal results from cytology reporting hematuria (blood in the urine) and if there had been follow up, this would have resulted in earlier diagnosis and successful treatment of the cancer.

Liability was disputed.  However, the parties agreed a mediation of the claim which resulted in settlement and payment of agreed damages of £65,000.

W v Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The Claimant brought a claim against Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust regarding a delay in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer (Basal Cell Carcinoma). Powell & Co took over this case from another firm of solicitors shortly before the limitation period was due to expire. The Defendant denied liability and made an offer for the Claimant to discontinue his case. Despite this, we were able to negotiate a settlement in the sum of £4,000.

Contact Us

If you believe that there was a delay in diagnosing and treating your cancer, please telephone 020 8854 9131 to speak to a member of our team.