Why bring a cancer compensation claim for negligent care?

A patient, not happy about their care, may understandably wish to bring a medical negligence claim for compensation. They may also want to try and prevent mistakes happening to other cancer patients in the future.

There can be many good reasons for asking Medical Lawyers whether you should bring a claim for cancer compensation. You, or a loved one, may feel that:

  • a GP or a hospital doctor did not take symptoms seriously.
  • Test results were misinterpreted.
  • Appointments for investigations were late or kept being cancelled and rearranged.
  • Late diagnosis meant that more extensive surgery was needed.
  • Late diagnosis allowed cancer to spread.
  • Late diagnosis took away any chance of a cure.

We often take on medical negligence cancer claims for families after they have lost their relative to cancer. We represent the family, including the children of the family, in such circumstances.

Clearly, early diagnosis is essential to the chances of a cure. Misdiagnosis of the type of cancer can lead to undertreatment of cancer or overtreatment of cancer. Early diagnosis can also lessen the financial impact of having to undergo treatment, by reducing recovery time. Delay can have devastating effects not just on the patient, but their loved ones, who may be reliant on them financially, as well as emotionally.

Many cancers respond well to early treatment such as cancer of the colon, breast, lung, prostate, cervical, vulval, testicle, kidney and non-small cell cancers.  Unfortunately, other cancers have a poor chance of recovery regardless of when the cancer is detected.  These types of cancers include small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and ovarian cancer (unless there is early detection before the ovarian cancer has spread elsewhere).

Why Choose Us?

We’ve handled many different types of medical negligence cases and provided expert advice for over 30 years.

  • We offer FREE, no obligation legal advice all throughout
  • Our processes are hassle free & we handle all the paperwork
  • We won't charge you a penny until your case has been settled

Our cancer claims expert:

Sarah Johnson

Head of York Office

The following is a summary of monies recovered in just one of the many successful cancer compensation claims we have conducted for our clients.

Our Director, Caroline Moore, recovered £1.5 million in a medical negligence claim for a former clinical psychologist. This lady was unable to work ever again, following misdiagnosis of spread to the lung of a granulosa cancer of the ovary. She was  wrongly told that the cancer in the lung was  small cell cancer. She was wrongly told that the lung cancer was unrelated to the cancer of the ovary. As a result of the misdiagnosis of cancer, she was subjected to unnecessary treatment. This included the most aggressive cancer treatments, radiotherapy to her brain and bone marrow transplantation which involved two months having to be spent in an isolation room.

There are more examples of compensation payouts in cancer claims on the individual cancer pages (links above).

Our Lawyers at Medical Solicitors help people with Cancer claims who have suffered from delayed diagnosis of cancer and poor treatment of cancer due to Medical Negligence.

Our specialist solicitors have handled many different types of cancer medical negligence claims. We have recovered very large sums in compensation for a lot of injured patients.

Our Team

Do contact our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors about whether your cancer treatment was reasonable or not. We can advise whatever type of cancer it may be. Our friendly team of specialist solicitors will speak to you free to charge to assess your case.

We conduct most of our Clinical and Medical Negligence claims under ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements. So, our clients do not have to worry about how they can going to afford cancer claims. You have nothing to lose in speaking to us.

Some Cancer Support Groups and Charities

Breast Cancer Now  

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.


Breast Cancer local support groups- Breast Cancer Care – for free talks, courses or monthly meet-ups. You can hear from experts and have the chance to ask your questions and meet other people who are facing what you are too.


Lung Cancer   -Lungcancer.org is a service of CancerCare®, a non-profit organization providing free, professional support—including counseling, support groups, financial assistance, educational workshops and publications—to anyone coping with lung cancer.


Pancreatic Cancer – Pancreatic Cancer Uk has a support line, as well as a patients forum and a wealth of information for you at their fingertips.


All types of cancer- MacMillan support for questions and to find a local support group:


How Medical Solicitors Can Help You

We have been supporting and winning compensation for our clients for over two decades. Operating throughout the UK, we have a team of 15 friendly staff, made up of qualified solicitors, legal executives, legal assistants and administrative staff who are here to listen and guide you through your clinical and medical negligence claim.
  • We offer FREE, no obligation advice

  • We can help determine if you have a claim

  • We help you get your claim started and guide you throughout

  • We offer help, advise, get answers and secure justice for our clients

  • We offer No Win, No Fee agreements

Want to learn more about how we can help you? Get in touch

What’s Our Process

Medical Solicitors operates very differently from most other law firms. We won’t ask you to sign a contract straight away. First, we will take the time to understand your case, gather information, advise on the way forward, and if we believe you have a claim, offer a No Win, No Fee agreement.
  • Talk to us

    A claim starts with a no-obligation chat. We want to understand your case and if we can help. This can be done by email or telephone whichever you prefer.
  • We Advise

    We will advise you on the way forward. Whether that is raising a complaint with the health provider initially, or proceeding straight to obtaining medical records.
  • We Investigate

    A senior member of our team will review your case and decide if we can further investigate your claim for you.
  • We Take Action

    If we believe there is a case to investigate. We will offer you a NO Win, No Fee agreement.
  • We Keep you Informed

    As we progress your claim, we will keep you informed every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions about cancer negligence claims claims: