Cancer

A diagnosis of cancer and treatment for the disease is difficult for a patient and their family. If it is then discovered that there was a delay in diagnosis or that the treatment had not been carried out properly it is devastating for people already having to cope with illness.

If these circumstances arise, we can help by investigating what has happened and if it was negligent we can bring a claim for compensation on your behalf. Whilst we cannot change what has happened we can help by getting answers for you and financial support for you and your family.

We have acted in cases relating to different types of cancer including cervical cancer, breast cancer, sarcoma, lung cancer, abdominal cancers, melanoma, bowel cancer and lymphoma.

Misdiagnosis and/or delay in diagnosis can include:

  • failure by a GP to refer a patient with abnormal symptoms to hospital for tests
  • failure by a hospital to carry out tests correctly
  • failing to do the correct tests
  • misreading/misinterpreting investigations and tests such as failing to analyse smear tests correctly, failing to interpret biopsies taken, failing to test for tumour markers
  • misinterpreting radiology such a CT scans and MRI scans causing  tumours or malignant cell changes to be missed
  • failing to carrying out a colonoscopy correctly or misinterpreting the results
  • failure to act on and investigate abnormal findings from tests
  • failure by hospitals to follow up on tests

Mistreatment can include:

  • administering the wrong dose or type of chemotherapy
  • performing surgery incorrectly by removing the wrong part of the organ or the wrong organ
  • performing surgery incorrectly by failing to achieve clearance of the malignancy
  • performing the wrong type of surgery or using the wrong method
  • failure by a district hospital to refer a cancer patient to a specialist cancer centre for treatment thereby causing the patient to fail to have the correct specialist treatment
  • failing to advise the patient on their treatment options in circumstances where there are alternative treatment paths
  • failing to obtain informed consent from a patient

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Our personal injury lawyers can pursue compensation for you on a 'no win no fee' basis.

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Partners

Clare Carter
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426936
07500 935 695
Personal Injury
John Hall
Partner & Head of Occupational Disease
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0526
07881 343953
Personal Injury
Tom Hartigan
Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426969
07917 272 373
Personal Injury
Gavin Lane
Partner & Head of Personal Injury Group
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0535
07884 184 681
Personal Injury
Chris Whiteley
Managing Partner
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426921
07884 184 580
Personal Injury

Associates

James Braund
Senior Associate - Personal Injury Solicitor in Poole
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339014
07887 525 415
Personal Injury
Rhiannon Daniel
Senior Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426923
07879 448 632
Personal Injury
Frances Gillett
Associate
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426956
07880 712459
Personal Injury

Consultants

Sarah Mills
Consultant
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8032 0405
07801 577120
Personal Injury

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Laura Rowe
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0537
Personal Injury

Chartered Legal Executives

James Gleisner
Chartered Legal Executive
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0465
Personal Injury

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Katherine Knapman
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426925
07881 343 962
Personal Injury
Adele Martin
Paralegal
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426975
Personal Injury

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Charlotte Harwood
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426983
Personal Injury

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Medical Records Nurse Assessor
Personal Injury
Southampton
+44 (0) 23 8082 0474
Personal Injury

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Joan Ferrett
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
02380 820541
Personal Injury
Amy Gregory
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
023 8082 0538
Personal Injury
Anna Hagan
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426918
Personal Injury
Lorraine Morrissey
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426931
Personal Injury
Claire Parrett
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426987
Personal Injury
Pamela Perry
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Salisbury
01722 426931
Personal Injury
Tanya Reeves
Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Poole
01202 339031
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Legal Secretary
Personal Injury
Southampton
02380 820521
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