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Raising Awareness Of Cancer On World Cancer Day

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

On World Cancer Day the Clinical Negligence team would like to help raise awareness of Cancer and explain how the team can assist with claims in respect of mistreatment of cancer, misdiagnosis of cancer and delays in diagnosing cancer.

Cancer is an uncontrollable growth of cells that targets a specific part of ones body. These cells go on to destroy other cells and tissues in the body and can spread quite significantly.

World-wide 18 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2018, and every 2 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Survival rates are improving, with half of those people diagnosed now surviving beyond 10 years. However, cancer still accounts for more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK.

World Cancer Day – what is it?

4th February 2021 marks the 21st Anniversary of “World Cancer Day”, which is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The aim is to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease under one singular initiative.

Charities we support

Here at Wilson Browne Solicitors we regularly support and raise money for charitable organisations, such as the Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal and Cransley Hospice Trust, who are involved in the fight against cancer.

Our Private Client team were last year recognised by Cancer Research UK after facilitating over £3.3 million worth of gifts made in aid of cancer research from people choosing to leave a legacy to the charity via our Free Will Service.

How we can help

It is imperative that cancer is diagnosed at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately this does not always happen, which can give rise to claims for medical negligence.

Additionally, when cancer is suspected in a patient the usual process is for a two-week referral to be made to the relevant Consultant for confirmation, further testing and a diagnosis. If this does not happen, or the care you have been provided is substandard, then you may be able to claim for compensation.

Our specialist clinical negligence team has assisted and has experience with the following claims:

  • GP failure to refer under the 2 week wait
  • Delay in reporting on X-rays;
  • Failure to properly report on X-rays;
  • Mistreatment of cancer;
  • Delay in diagnosing cancer;
  • Delay in commencing treatment;
  • Misdiagnosis of cancer.

We can help you recover compensation for past and future loss which can include, general damages for the pain and suffering, out of pocket expenses such as travel to appointments, loss of earnings; any additional care costs, or loss of pension.

If you would like to make an enquiry please contact the specialist Medical Negligence team , we can assist with achieving compensation or simply getting the apology that you believe you need.

Louise Tyler

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Louise Tyler

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Louise is the Head of the Medical Negligence Team working in this area of law for 25 years. She is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, the AvMA (Action for Victims of Medical Accidents) Panel and been appointed to the Executive Committee…