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Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)


Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

A late or misdiagnosis of cancer can have devastating consequences. Undetected cancer can spread to other parts of the body making it much harder to treat. In the worst case scenario patients can be left facing terminal cancer.

If you have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a late or misdiagnosed cancer, within the last three years, our medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim. We will handle your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis giving you peace of mind.

TRUE Solicitors has a team of lawyers who specialise in medical negligence claims. Our lawyers will handle your case with compassion and care, providing you, and your family, with the support you need throughout the whole process. We will help you to secure compensation along with an apology or explanation from the clinician or health trust.

Call us on 0344 854 7000 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.

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What are the most commonly misdiagnosed cancers?

The most commonly misdiagnosed, or late to be diagnosed cancers are typically:

What can I claim compensation for if I have suffered due to cancer misdiagnosis?

You may be able to claim for the following:

  • Loss of earnings.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Medical expenses such as, prescription charges and painkillers.
  • Compensation for the care and support provided by family or friends.
  • Reduced life expectancy.
  • Ongoing illness.
  • Recovery time.
  • Expected lifestyle changes.

How much will my misdiagnosed cancer claim be worth?

The amount of compensation that you may receive is dependent upon the individual circumstances of your case. The amount will depend on factors such as:

  • The severity of your further health complications.
  • How your life has been affected by the misdiagnosis.
  • Your future care and support needs.
  • Financial losses, including how much money you have lost or will lose as a result of the misdiagnosis (e.g. loss of earnings, travel expenses).

Get an idea of what financial compensation you may receive for your physical injuries below:

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Is there a time limit for cancer misdiagnosis claims?

You have up to three years from the date you became aware of the cancer misdiagnosis, to make a claim. It is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible, whilst the information and circumstances around the misdiagnosis are fresh to mind.

You are able to make a claim on a child’s behalf at any time after the misdiagnosis, before the child reaches the age of 18. After the child has turned 18 they have until they are 21 to make a claim themselves.

If you would like to pursue a claim on behalf of a loved one who has sadly passed away, where the misdiagnosis has contributed towards their death, you can make a claim within three years of that date.

How much will it cost to make a cancer misdiagnosis claim?

TRUE Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, so there is no financial risk to you. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation amount that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25 per cent of your compensation.

How long will my claim take?

The length of medical negligence claims depends on whether the other party admits fault, the severity of the injury and the extent of the claim for losses and expenses. Straightforward medical negligence claims may settle within a few months, whereas complex cases may take in excess of a year.

How do I start a late or misdiagnosed cancer claim?

If you believe that you, or a loved one, have a claim for late or misdiagnosed cancer, contact TRUE Solicitors today. We offer an initial, free, no obligation assessment of your case.

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TRUE Client Stories

Patient receives a five figure sum following a delay in diagnosing cancer

Our Process


Submit Your claim – we will establish who was at fault and submit a claim on your behalf.


Gather the Evidence and Arrange Treatment – we will collect all of the evidence needed to prove your claim, arrange a medical examination for you, and if appropriate arrange treatment to assist with your recovery.


Win Your Claim – we will fight hard on your behalf to recover maximum compensation in the shortest time.

Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)


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