Liver Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Accounting for 2% of new cancer cases each year in the UK, liver cancer is rare. Life expectancy and survival rates depend on the stage at which it is diagnosed. In its most advanced stages, liver cancer can be untreatable which can lead to devastating consequences.

If you or a loved one has had their liver cancer misdiagnosed, or diagnosed late, contact us today.

Our caring and supportive team can help you claim compensation.

We know this will not reverse the suffering you have gone through. That said, it could help provide financial support to you and your family.

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How Would I Know if I Can Make a Claim For Liver Cancer Misdiagnosis?

There are a lot of reasons that can lead to a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis.

For a liver cancer claim to be successful, we need to prove medical negligence was a factor.

Examples of negligence include;

  • Your doctor failing to recognise the symptoms
  • Your GP failing to examine you or refer you to a specialist for further investigation
  • The misinterpretation of blood tests, ultrasounds, CTR or MRI scans
  • Failing to perform a biopsy
  • Misinterpretation of a biopsy
  • Overly aggressive or invasive treatment
  • Faulty or defective testing equipment
  • Getting the ‘all clear’ when you should not have
  • Being told you had liver cancer and receiving treatment for it when you did not

To find out if you have a liver cancer claim, contact our medical negligence solicitors today.

Common Misdiagnoses For Liver Cancer

The symptoms of liver cancer often do not present themselves until it has reached an advanced stage. If they do, a doctor might mistake them for other conditions, such as;

  • Alveolar hydatid disease – caused by the larval stage of fox tapeworm
  • Fatty liver – caused a build-up of fat in the liver
  • Hepatic haemangioma – a benign mass in the liver made up of tangles blood vessels.
  • Liver abscess – a puss-filled mass caused by infection

Misdiagnosing liver cancer can result in having treatment for a condition you do not have.

Not only can this be harmful, but your liver cancer will still be progressing.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Liver Cancer Misdiagnosis?

All liver cancer misdiagnosis claims are different. The circumstances and consequences are wide-ranging.

When assessing how much your claim is worth, we will consider;

  • How long your liver cancer went undiagnosed
  • The amount of pain and suffering you have gone through
  • Whether your misdiagnosis resulted in more invasive or aggressive treatment
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Any specialist treatment or ongoing treatment
  • If a loved one died as a result

Can I Make a Claim On Behalf of Someone Else?

There are situations in which you can make a claim one someone else’s behalf. These are;

  • Claiming on behalf of someone who has died – either as a bereaved relative or the executor of an estate.
  • Claiming on behalf of a child – this is anyone under the age of eighteen.
  • Claiming on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity – and they are not able to make a claim for themselves.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim?

Cancer diagnosis claims are subject to a three-year time limit. This starts from the date you became aware that your misdiagnosis was the result of medical negligence.

That said, there are two exceptions;

  1. Child claims – you can claim on behalf of a child until they turn 18 years old. After their 18th birthday, they have until they are 21 years old to claim for themselves.
  2. Mental capacity claims – there are no time limits for claiming on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to claim for themselves.

When claiming on behalf of a loved one who died, you have three years from;

  1. The date they died, or
  2. The date you became aware that negligence contributed to their death

How Long Do Claims Take?

The length of time your claim will take depends on how severe and complex your case is.

The more severe and complex the claim, the longer it will take.

For us to claim the maximum amount of compensation we need;

  1. A full and proper understanding of your diagnosis, and
  2. How it will affect the rest of your life

If we do not take this time, you could get less compensation than you are entitled to.

As a result, some claims take months to settle. Others take years.

If the other side accepts liability early, we could claim early compensation payments.  These ‘interim’ payments help to cover the cost of;

  • Immediate medical bills
  • Any put of pocket expenses, and
  • You day to day living costs if you are not able to work

Will I Be Able to Claim on a No Win, No Fee Basis?

Our cancer misdiagnosis solicitors handle most claims on a ‘No win, No Fee’ basis.

This eliminates all financial risk, so you will not pay anything;

  • To start your claim, or
  • If your claim is not successful

You will only have anything to pay if your claim is successful. Even then, the other side pay most of the legal fees.

Anything else is deducted out of your settlement.

Make a No Win, No Fee Claim

We can pursue most liver cancer claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. Get in touch and start your claims with no financial risk.0333 3580 393

Why Use Ringrose Law?

Our motto is ‘Where Individuals Count’.

Liver cancer is scary and different people have different diagnoses, circumstances and needs.

We also know how a late or misdiagnosis can make things even worse for you and your family.

That why, when you instruct us to handle you claim on your behalf, we will;

  • Provide an experienced, dedicated solicitor – to represent you throughout your whole case. From start to finish.
  • Act with patience, kindness, and compassion – we understand the stresses that cancer puts on you and your family. As such, we will always handle your case with the utmost care.
  • Provide you with the support you need – we are always here when you need us. Either by phone email or where possible, face to face. If needed, we can also help you access the very best medical care, treatment and support.
  • Claim the maximum amount of compensation – our whole team work hard to claim as much compensation as possible.

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