Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

When diagnosed early, many types of Skin Cancer are very treatable.

However, when left undiagnosed, some skin cancers like Malignant Melanoma can spread aggressively. This can make treatment less effective and in the worst cases, can result in the loss of a loved one.

If you or a loved one has been victim of skin cancer misdiagnosis, Ringrose Law can help.

We can’t change your diagnosis. But we can help you claim the compensation you need to pay for the very best care and support.

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Am I Eligible to Make a Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?

There are lots of issue that can result in the misdiagnosis of skin cancer. For a successful claim, we must prove your misdiagnosis was the result of medical negligence.

If you or a loved have experienced any of the following situations, we could help you make a claim;

  • Your GP failed to properly examine you or recognise the symptoms
  • Failing to refer you to a specialist for further tests
  • Neglecting to perform a skin biopsy or misinterpreting the results of a biopsy
  • Administration mistakes caused failure provide follow-up appointments
  • Being given the ‘all clear’ by mistake

If you haven’t experienced any of the above but think your treatment was negligent, contact us. Our team can let you know if you have a claim.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis?

All misdiagnosed cancer claims are different.

The amount of compensation you’ll be able to claim will depend on your individual case.

When assessing your claim, consider;

  • The severity of your skin cancer
  • How long your skin cancer went undiagnosed
  • How much pain and suffering you’ve experienced
  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • The impact your cancer has had on your life
  • Any ‘out of pocket’ expenses you’ve incurred
  • The cost of any ongoing care, treatment, or support
  • Whether a loved one died as a result

How Long Do Claims Take?

The length of time it takes to settle you claim will depend on the severity and complexity of your case.

For us to claim the maximum amount of compensation, we need a full understanding of how the misdiagnosis has affected you and your life.

This can take time.

Settling too early could mean we claim less compensation than you’re entitled to.

However, if the other side accepts liability early on, we could claim early compensation payments.  This will help to cover the cost of immediate treatment and relieve any other expenses.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim?

There is a three-year time limit to file a skin cancer misdiagnosis claim. This starts from the date you became aware that negligence played a part in your misdiagnosis.

If you have lost a loved one to skin cancer, you have three years from;

  1. The date of their death, or
  2. The date you became aware that they died because of medical negligence

Whichever is later.

There are two exceptions to this time limit;

  1. Claiming on behalf of a child – You can claim on a child’s behalf at any point up until their 18th birthday. After that, they have until they’re 21 to make a claim for themselves.
  2. Claiming on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity – there are no time limits.

Can I Make a No Win, No Fee Claim?

We handle most skin cancer claims on a no win, no fee basis.

This means you don’t have any financial risk. There’s nothing to pay upfront and there’s nothing to pay if your claim isn’t successful.

The only time you’ll have to pay anything is when your claim is successful. Even then, the other side will pay most of the legal costs. Any other fees will be deducted from your settlement.

Rest assured, we’ll always keep you up to date on the fees you can expect to pay.

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

Why Choose Ringrose Law?

At Ringrose Law, our motto is ‘Where Individuals Count’.

We understand that every person, their circumstances, and needs are different. As a result, we take an individual approach to all the claims we handle.

Here’s what you can expect from our solicitors;

  • A dedicated and experienced solicitor – who will represent you through ought your whole case, from start to finish.
  • Patience and compassion – we understand how frightening and traumatic cancer can be. Not only on you but your wider family. We’ll treat you and your case with the utmost care.
  • Support when you need it – we’ll always answer your calls, keep you updated and address any concerns you have. Where applicable, we’ll help you access the very best medical treatment, care, and support.
  • The maximum amount of compensation – our team work hard to claim the maximum amount of compensation in all cases.

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