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Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
If you or a loved one have been affected by skin cancer that was either misdiagnosed or subject to a delay in treatment, we can help you to make a successful claim and ensure you receive the maximum possible amount of compensation.
JMW’s medical negligence solicitors understand the stress and confusion you may be feeling if your cancer has spread and your prognosis worsened due to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. That’s why we’ll help you to claim the compensation you require to support you and your family financially at this difficult time.
Get in touch with our expert solicitors today for a no-obligation discussion about your skin cancer misdiagnosis claim. Call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you. We are able to handle cases on a no win, no fee basis.
How JMW Can Help
We have one of the most experienced and respected clinical negligence teams in the UK and have worked on many medical negligence cases relating to skin cancer, finding the majority are down to a lack of action by GPs at the diagnosis stage. We have also acted for clients who have suffered due to a surgical error when removing an ulcer or lesion.
Claiming damages for clinical negligence is a specialist area of the law that requires solicitors who have specific training and experience in these cases. You can rely on JMW to give you the best possible chance of achieving a successful outcome.
A number of our solicitors are on the Law Society’s specialist panel for clinical negligence, while we also have members on the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel.
We are able to handle most cases we take on using a no win, no fee agreement.
Making a Claim for Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis
There are a number of risk factors associated with skin cancers that medical professionals should be aware of when caring for a patient, including a family history of melanoma, pale skin, freckles, and red or blond hair.
Prompt diagnosis, referral and treatment are key to the successful management of skin cancers. Unfortunately, the most common compensation claims we see are those where a GP has failed to refer a patient to the hospital and wrongly said that the symptoms are nothing to worry about. We have a great deal of experience in claiming compensation for clients who have suffered due to negligence.
Other examples of clinical negligence that can give rise to a claim include:
- A failure to be informed about changes in a suspicious abnormality in your skin
- Misdiagnosis of cancerous cells as another form of cancer
- A failure to adequately inform patients on their treatment options and associated side effects
- Inadequate care during surgery that results in nerve damage, damage to surrounding organs or infection
- Falsely diagnosing skin cancer when a patient has no form of the disease
What are the different types of skin cancer?
There are two main types of skin cancer - non-melanoma and malignant melanoma. Non-melanoma refers to slow-spreading cancers in the upper layers of the skin while the rarer, yet more severe, melanoma cancers spread rapidly to other organs after first appearing as cancerous moles.