Cervical cancer claims
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Our specialist medical negligence solicitors support cervical cancer compensation claims.
We can help when a diagnosis has been missed or delayed or when care has been inappropriate.
We support women who have suffered due to negligence in their own medical care. We also help families with fatal injury claims, where delayed diagnosis or negligent treatment has led to the loss of a loved one.
We understand that pursuing a claim when you’re facing the turmoil of cancer treatment or bereavement can be daunting. We will support you throughout, including during the process of deciding whether to pursue a claim.
Contact us for an initial free informal chat about your situation.
Cervical cancer compensation – who we help
We are one of the UK’s leading medical negligence firms with teams of highly experienced solicitors.
We support all kinds of medical negligence claims, including those relating to cervical cancer care.
We can support in cases that involve:
- missed diagnosis
- surgical negligence
- failed or delayed smear tests
- extended or more intensive treatment due to delays or mistakes, in diagnosis or care
- women who have suffered infertility due to mistakes in cancer diagnosis or care
- inappropriate, delayed or mismanaged chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- failures relating to hysterectomy, trachelectomy and pelvic exenteration
- all kinds of gynaecology claims
- fatal injury claims when a loved one dies due to failings in cervical cancer care.
Cervical cancer misdiagnosis – should my symptoms have been spotted sooner?
If you are worried that your symptoms were missed and it has resulted in cervical cancer being overlooked or getting worse, it is a good idea to seek advice.
Every case is so different that it is impossible to know if your care was handled properly without discussing the details.
If you fear your cancer should have been spotted sooner, you can seek reassurance and explanation.
Your care providers should be happy to discuss what happened with you and to address your concerns. If you don’t feel you are getting the full story or are not happy with the response, you can take further steps.
Cervical cancer is not always easy to spot but medical professionals must be alert to the signs. If cervical cancer is suspected then women in England should be seen by a specialist within two weeks, according to NICE guidelines.
We are happy to offer further advice about raising questions about your care, making a complaint or the next steps after a complaint. Do get in touch for an initial, free, no obligation discussion.
Do I need a specialist cervical cancer solicitor?
The more specialist and experienced a solicitor is in dealing with medical negligence claims like yours, the more likely you are to get the outcome you desire. An apology, explanation and assurances the same mistakes won’t happen again are often as important to people as damages.
Specialist solicitors build up a bank of knowledge around specific areas of treatment. This means they are better at spotting where mistakes may have been made and ensuring you get the answers you need.
Specialist solicitors will often also have up-to-the-minute information on reliable new treatments, palliative care, pain management and aids that can make life easier. They will work to ensure you get access to these where appropriate and possible. Making a claim isn’t just about getting damages, it’s about accessing the best treatment after a mistake has been made and ensuring a person gets the best life and future they can despite the mistake.
Enable Law’s solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with cervical cancer claims, other types of cancer misdiagnosis claims and gynaecology negligence claims. Our solicitors represented dozens of women in the Rob Jones group action gynaecology case which included cases of delayed cervical cancer diagnosis.
Are cervical cancer claims successful?
In our experience, cervical cancer is among the types of cancer where successful claims are more common.
This may be partly because cervical cancer is screened for via smear tests. If it is missed it is perhaps more likely to demonstrate there was negligence.
To prove medical negligence it is necessary to provide evidence of two things:
- the treatment received was not up to expected standards
- harm was caused due to that negligence.
For a claim to be successful both elements have to be proven or accepted. For example, if a cervical cancer diagnosis is delayed but that delay did not lead to a worse outcome for the patient it would not amount to negligence.
To find out if you have a potential claim, it is best to seek advice. We are happy to give you initial free, informal advice about your specific situation. Do get in touch.
What is Clinical Negligence?
Clinical negligence, also known as medical negligence, is when you suffer an injury (physical or psychiatric) as a result of substandard medical treatment. This treatment may be provided privately or on the NHS by a range of medical professionals, such as GPs, hospital staff, community nurses, dentists etc.
What is a Group Action/Group Litigation?
Group Litigations are where a number of individuals with similar claims, arising from similar circumstances (and usually agai...
How do you prove a claim?
In order to prove a medical negligence claim, there are two tests that we must apply. First, we must show that the medical ...
How much compensation will I receive?
Every claimant’s circumstances are different, depending on the type of injury sustained and how the injury may have aff...
Will my claim be successful?
To succeed with a clinical negligence claim we need to establish both breach of duty and causation. We need to show that the ...
How much will it cost me to bring a claim? How will I be able to fund my claim?
Clients are often worried about making a claim because of what it might cost. Concerns about the cost should not put you off ...
Cervical cancer support
Cancer Research UK provides extensive information about cervical cancer signs, symptoms, stages, survival rates and diagnosis.
Expert help with your cervical cancer claim
At Enable Law we’ve helped both women whose lives were devastated by late diagnosis of their cervical cancer, and the families of women whose treatment came too late.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.0800 044 8488