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Cancer Waiting Times at 'Worst level ever'

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BBC Health reports that NHS cancer treatment times are at their worst ever level

Cancer Referral Report

NHS patients should be seen by cancer doctors no more than 62 days after their GP first refers them but the report says this two month waiting period is not always being met causing dangerous delays.

Over the past 3 years there has been a 5% rise in the number of patients being referred to cancer doctors.  This increase coupled with limited NHS resources has caused real strain on cancer services. 

Cancer Mis-diagnosis Claims

Time is of the essence in diagnosing and treating many types of cancer.  Our leading medical negligence solicitors act for patients when there has been a delay in diagnosis of cancer which can, of course, led to devastating long term injuries and very sadly even premature and avoidable death.

In our experience it is crucial for patients to be seen early on by specialist cancer doctors.  We often act for patients who have been falsely reassured by non-specialist doctors about a persistent lump or bump and when they are finally seen by a cancer doctor the correct cancer diagnosis is made but the treatment options may well be limited because the original cancer has spread elsewhere. 

We help our clients and their families find our whether poor medical treatment has caused them injury.   We obtain answers for our clients, compensation and, very often, reassurance that the doctors or Hospitals involved have acknowledged mistakes and changed their policies and practices.   

Click here to read different case studies about Cancer Misdiagnosis cases and here to read about our most recently concluded cancer misdiagnosis medical negligence case involving two GPs.

For more general information about cancer misdiagnosis medical negligence claims click here.

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Our team of lawyers specialise in medical negligence law.  We are here to help you find out answers if you or someone you love have suffered from poor medical treatment. 

Click here to read about our team or contact us to speak directly to an experienced solicitor.