Compensation can be claimed where there has been delayed diagnosis of cancer of the cervix or substandard surgery or treatment for cancer of the cervix due to Medical Negligence. 

Do contact our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors. 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 to afford to pay for cervical cancer claims. You have nothing to lose in speaking to us.Even if we cannot assist with actual compensation claims for cervical cancer, we always do our best to think ‘outside of the box’ and signpost our clients for other advise and support that might be of benefit to them.

About Cancer of the Cervix Care

Cervical screening for early detection of cancer of the cervix began in the mid-1960s and covered many women but not all. In 1988, the NHS introduced the National Cervical Screening Programme for women aged 25-65. About £4million women take part annually.

The Programme is meant to detect early cervical changes (so, not cancer but pre-cancerous changes) that can lead to cancer. Detection early on at the pre-cancerous stage means simple and effective treatment is possible for about 80-90% of cases.

Most cases of cancer of the cervix take many years to develop so screening should detect all of these cases before the cancer is advanced. Unfortunately, there are sometimes errors in the interpretation of samples by a pathologist leading to late diagnosis when a later smear test is done and legal claims. Sometimes, a doctor may fail to act appropriately upon reported test results. If a patient has been having regular screening but is then diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer, questions need to be asked.

These days the NHS conduct an audit of all patients who are diagnosed with cervical cancer and have had previous smears. The NHS report should be requested. In some cases, the audit will disclose that errors were made in the reporting of the smear result.

 

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Our cancer claims expert:

Christine Brown

Senior Solicitor

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.
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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    A senior member of our team will review your case and decide if we can further investigate your claim for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions about cancer of the cervix claims: