If you’ve been affected by negligent cancer treatment, there’s a chance that you may be able to pursue justice. Everyone deserves the best possible care when they’re undergoing treatment for cancer and it’s important that patients are fully informed about the risks involved with any type of procedure. If you were given a full explanation about these risks but your doctor failed to mention them, then this could count as negligence in the eyes of the law. However, if your doctor or another medical professional acted reasonably at all times when providing treatment or diagnosis then they will have immunity from liability unless they committed fraud by deliberately concealing information which would have enabled you to make an informed decision regarding your treatment options or understanding what was going on during surgery etcetera.

The first step in pursuing a claim for cancer negligence is to make a complaint. You must do this within three years of the date you became aware or should have become aware of any wrongdoing on behalf of your health provider. The next step is for the NHS trust to respond to your complaint within six weeks, either accepting or rejecting it. If they reject it, they must provide reasons why and explain how they will resolve any issues raised by your complaint.

In order to pursue a claim for medical negligence, you must first establish that the defendant was responsible for your condition. If they were, then there are two key dates:

  • The date of injury – this is when you were first injured by their actions or inactions. This date is used to determine whether or not it’s too late to make a claim because of the three-year time limit (see below).
  • The date on which your symptoms first appeared – this is important because there’s usually no way of telling how long it will take for an injury caused by medical negligence to develop into something more serious than it otherwise would have been had proper care been provided at an earlier stage in treatment.

It’s important to note that negligence is a legal concept, not just an ethical one. Negligent treatment is not simply bad practice–it’s failing to meet the standard of care expected by a reasonable doctor. The standard of care (SOC) is what a responsible and competent doctor would have done in the same circumstances; it does not necessarily mean that doctors should always do exactly as they did before if it would harm their patient.

The SOC will vary from case to case because every treatment situation has its own risk factors, but there are some general principles:

  • Doctors must act within their area of expertise; for example, if you have cancer and your surgeon doesn’t know much about treating it well-beyond performing surgery–then he or she could be held liable for negligence if something goes wrong during your operation
  • If there’s no clear consensus among medical professionals on how best to treat a particular condition then this makes establishing whether or not someone breached their duty more difficult

In order to prove negligence, you need to show that the person or company responsible has failed in their duty of care towards you. This means they have not provided the standard of care that would be expected from someone with their expertise and experience.

There are three types of evidence that can be used to demonstrate this:

  • expert testimony – an expert witness will give an opinion as to whether or not the defendant’s actions were negligent based on their knowledge of medicine and/or law;
  • circumstantial evidence – circumstantial evidence includes things like medical records showing how long it took for symptoms to appear after treatment;
  • direct evidence – direct evidence includes statements made by healthcare professionals who witnessed what happened during treatment

If you were the victim of negligent cancer treatment and have been diagnosed with a form of cancer that was caused by negligent treatment, then you may be able to claim compensation for your losses.

If your doctor failed to diagnose or treat your condition correctly, and this led to further complications or even death, then our solicitors are here for you.

The amount of compensation you receive for negligent treatment depends on the severity of your cancer. In general, compensation ranges from £10,000 to £200,000.

Compensation is usually awarded for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and medical expenses.

You do not need to make a complaint before making a claim for clinical negligence. However, if you were treated by a private doctor, then the process is slightly different:

  • You can still make a claim without making a complaint if your treatment was provided by a private doctor.
  • If you wish to pursue legal action against them, then it’s worth considering whether or not they are insured against claims such as these (the majority of doctors are). If so, then it may be worth contacting their insurer directly first so that they can help with any negotiations between yourself and their client.

You may be able to pursue justice if your treatment was negligent. For example, if you received an incorrect diagnosis or were misdiagnosed, then it is possible that your doctor made a mistake and caused you harm.

In this case, you may be able to receive compensation for your suffering as well as any medical bills that were incurred as a result of their error. You could also be awarded damages for loss of income and pain and suffering caused by the negligent treatment provided by your doctor.

If you have suffered as a result of negligent cancer treatment, you may be able to pursue justice. The first step is making sure that the negligence occurred within three years of your diagnosis. If so, then it’s worth contacting us today for free advice about how we could help with your case.