Make a cancer negligence & misdiagnosis claim

Fortunately early diagnosis and treatment of cancer leads to a complete cure for many people. However, we have represented numerous clients who have experienced a delay in diagnosis of their cancer or incorrect treatment of their condition. If you are concerned your cancer should have been diagnosed sooner or treated differently then you may be able to make a cancer negligence claim.

Recovering cancer negligence compensation

At Boyes Turner we understand that compensation can provide for your financial losses as a consequence of mistakes in your care and, if your cancer is terminal, provide reassurance that your family will be provided for after your death. 

Types of cancer negligence claim

Delays in diagnosis of cancer are sadly common. Patients are frequently incorrectly reassured that their worries are nothing to be concerned about and it is only months or years later that cancer is diagnosed. 

Signs and symptoms of many cancers can be missed by busy medical practitioners either as they might be attributed to a number of possible causes or because the cancers are rare and not considered likely explanations. These failures can be negligent and have devastating consequences.     

A breast lump may be dismissed by a doctor as fatty tissue or hormone related when, in fact, it is an early cancer. Cervical smears can be misreported when in fact abnormal cells are present which, if identified, would have led to further investigation, treatment and cure. Rectal bleeding may be attributed to haemorrhoids when investigation would have identified a bowel mass which requires investigation.

Making a cancer negligence claim

Delays in diagnosis and failures in treatment of cancer can have devastating consequences such as long term disability or death. Our specialist cancer negligence claim solicitors will work with you and your family to fully investigate all the issues and to ensure full compensation is recovered. 

Why choose Boyes Turner?

Our dedicated medical negligence claims team have worked with hundreds of clients who have suffered a delay in diagnosis of cancer or whose cancer has not been properly treated.


I am overwhelmed by the outcome in terms of the monetary value and know I should consider it as a near a 'sorry' as I am likely to get from the hospital. It will be nice to start the process of closure on the whole issue now and look towards the future for us as a family. 

Mrs T, Surrey 

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