It's a tragic reality that 1 in every 4 deaths in Ireland is caused by cancer. This illness devastates the lives of both the patient and the people around them, and a misdiagnosis makes it even more difficult to bear. Due to the life threatening nature of this illness, an early diagnosis can make a significant impact on the outcome, resulting in earlier intervention and the highest likelihood of recovery. In contrast, a delay in diagnosis or an inaccurate diagnosis can mean a much lower chance of recovery and even death.
The most common types of cancer in Ireland are:
If your cancer has been misdiagnosed by a doctor or hospital staff member due to medical negligence on their part, then you may be entitled to bring a cancer misdiagnosis claim against them for compensation for your losses.
Contact us at OBM Solicitors today and we can assist you with your cancer misdiagnosis claim.
The term "cancer misdiagnosis" refers to the failure by a medical practitioner to diagnose cancer, or to detect its presence in the body, despite symptoms that would typically signal a diagnosis. This can occur when doctors fail to perform tests necessary to diagnose cancer, or when they misinterpret test results in such a way that they miss the presence of cancer altogether. The effects of cancer misdiagnosis can be devastating for patients and their families. Not only do they face the possibility of dying from their disease, but they also may have undergone unnecessary treatments and lost valuable time that could have been spent trying to cure the illness.
Cancer misdiagnosis claims are typically based on negligence, meaning that medical professionals failed to exercise reasonable care in diagnosing and treating their patients' symptoms. Such claims can occur when:
Cancer misdiagnosis can happen with any type of cancer, however there are some variants that are more commonly misdiagnosed. These include:
It is simply not acceptable for patients to be dismissed when these symptoms occur and each patient should expect to be given precautionary cancer screening in these instances. Failing to do so can cost lives, and this is something that has become even more apparent in the wake of the cervical cancer screening scandal here in Ireland.
Two of the most common types of diagnosis errors are:
If you have received a cancer misdiagnosis in Ireland, our friendly and approachable solicitors are here to guide you through the process of making a claim. With years of experience in dealing with cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims, we understand the sensitivity required in this area to help our clients feel comfortable and reassured every step of the way.
In your initial consult, we will discuss your experience and invite you to ask any and every question you might have so that you are armed with all of the information you need for the journey ahead. During this consult, we will go through the steps involved in making a cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim:
Our team of specialist solicitors have experience in a vast number of cancer misdiagnosis claims including, but not limited to, bowel cancer, vulvar cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer. We pride ourselves in building and maintaining a strong, trusting relationship with our clients to achieve the best possible outcome for each case. This has helped us to get substantial compensation for 1000s of individuals in Ireland.