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Lung Cancer Claims Solicitors

Have you or someone you love suffered due to negligent lung cancer care? We can help you claim the justice and compensation you deserve.

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The sooner lung cancer is identified and treated, the better the outcome. But when a medical professional fails to provide adequate care, your health, prognosis and future treatment options can all suffer.

If you or a loved one had their life changed due to negligent treatment, our expert solicitors can help you prove your case. With over 30 years of experience managing lung cancer claims of all types and millions recovered in compensation, count on our team to get you justice and lasting financial security for your family.

Gillian Gadsby - Medical Negligence Solicitor, Co-founder and Managing Partner
Solicitor and Managing Partner
Gillian Gadsby
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Do you have a lung cancer claim?

We trust medical experts to take reasonable steps to spot signs of lung cancer. But when the severity of symptoms is overlooked, or test results are misreported, this can have serious consequences on the quality and length of someone’s life.

If you or your loved one’s welfare deteriorates due to the negligence of your doctors, you may have grounds to take action. Trust us to thoroughly investigate all available evidence, recover the damages you are owed, and provide the answers you need to move on from what happened.

Our clients don’t pay a penny unless we win their case.

  • No win. No fee.
  • No hidden costs
  • 100% risk-free
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The specialist lung cancer claims solicitors for Essex & East Anglia

Since 1993, we have been trusted by claimants and their families to get to the bottom of their lung cancer negligence claims, and hold those responsible to account.

We understand pursuing a legal case during a difficult time can feel daunting, so we strive to make the claims process as stress-free as possible. This starts by offering our legal services on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis to guarantee you face no financial risk, and our meticulous approach to evidence helps us build the strongest possible case – with 96% of our cases resolved out of court.

What does our lung cancer claim process look like?

Free consultation: Legal process to validate a negligence claim
A free initial consultation

Call us, request a callback or complete our online form and we’ll assess if you have a valid medical negligence claim.

Funding your claim and no win no fee: Legal process for a negligence claim
Funding your claim

Discover the ways we can fund your claim without you paying a penny at any stage of the process.

Evidence investigation: Legal process for a negligence claim
Investigating evidence

We gather medical records, witness statements and more to learn what happened to you and prove your claim.

Medical experts to review your case: Legal process for a negligence claim
Instructing independent medical experts

We work with impartial, experienced medical experts to establish whether your injuries were due to substandard medical care.

Valuing your claim for compensation: Legal process for a negligence claim
Valuing your claim

We assess your health and financial losses to accurately estimate how much compensation your claim is worth.

Presenting your case: Legal process for a negligence claim
Presenting your case

We contact the Defendants and the Courts on your behalf to set out your allegations and receive a response.

Negotiating a settlement: Legal process for a negligence claim
Negotiating a settlement

We work to achieve a fair settlement for you outside the courtroom – this is how 96% of our cases end.

Litigation and preparing for trial: Legal process for a negligence claim
Preparing for Trial

If we must proceed to Trial, we fully prepare you for what to expect so you receive the right result in court.

We believe everyone has the right to justice, no matter their financial circumstances. At Gadsby Wicks, we ensure you can claim without ever paying anything upfront – guaranteed.

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What you need to know about lung cancer claims

What is a lung cancer misdiagnosis?

Lung cancer starts in the respiratory system and one of the first signs of its presence is often a persistent cough. Other symptoms of lung cancer include breathlessness, weight loss, coughing up blood, fatigue and chest infections.

These symptoms are non-specific to one disease and could represent many different conditions, and there are reasonable steps a healthcare professional should take when investigating these symptoms to determine whether lung cancer is a possibility or rule it out completely.

But when a healthcare professional’s actions or inactions fail to provide an accurate diagnosis and this leads to a delay in treatment, and this delay impacts their patient’s health, the patient could have a valid lung cancer claim.

Lung cancer misdiagnosis reasons infographic image using HSIB data

How do I prove I have a legitimate lung cancer claim?

If a medical professional’s actions have led to a delayed diagnosis of your lung cancer, affecting your treatment options and quality of life, we can help you get the answers you deserve.

To identify whether your lung cancer claim is valid, we must understand what happened that led to a healthcare professional failing to identify this condition, leading to an avoidable delay in treatment.

A GP may have failed to refer their patient for further tests and examinations, attributing the patient’s symptoms to different respiratory issues such as asthma. Perhaps the patient’s symptoms were interpreted as signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), resulting in the patient being treated for the wrong illness and allowing the lung cancer to progress further.

Or, the patient may have undergone appropriate tests, such as a chest X-ray or CT scan, but their radiologist misses warning signs or misreports the results.

We will investigate all available evidence to establish whether mistakes were made during a patient’s treatment, and if these directly led to their condition progressing and worsening over time.

According to findings by the National Cancer Audit:

  • 72.2% of cancer patients first reported symptoms at their GP surgery or during a GP home visit
  • For more than one in five patients, GP surgeries reported an avoidable delay somewhere along the journey to diagnosis
  • 28% of avoidable delays were reported to be due to GPs or specialist doctors failing to make the diagnosis
Lung Cancer diagnosis delay stats from National Cancer Audit findings - Infographic

How will lung cancer claims compensation help me?

If a lung cancer misdiagnosis has affected a person’s prognosis, quality of life or life expectancy or resulted in death or earlier death than would have been the case, compensation can be awarded to support them or their families.

  • Compensation can cover costs for:
  • Carers and cleaners for the individual
  • Loss of earnings for the individual
  • Private medical treatment for lung cancer
  • Therapy and psychological support
  • Equipment, aids and home adaptations
  • Support for dependents if the misdiagnosis resulted in fatality

Where do I start with a lung cancer misdiagnosis claim?

Pursuing a legal case during an already difficult time can feel daunting, but with the right legal team behind you, you can get the justice you or your loved one deserve.

The first step involves us assessing whether you have a lung cancer misdiagnosis claim that has resulted in delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. This conversation will be with one of our nurse advisers who will ask for all the details they need. They will then discuss your case details with our misdiagnosis solicitors and will let you know if we think that we can help you pursue your case.

Learn more about our specialist medical negligence solicitors to find out what makes us different. Or, if you are ready, get in touch with us through one of the following methods:

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

We offer a no-win no-fee agreement, which means that you pay nothing before or during your case. If you obtain compensation then you will be asked to contribute to your costs from that compensation. If your case is not successful then we don’t ask for a penny.

If you would like to learn more about how your claim is funded, you can do so here.

How long do lung cancer claims take to settle?

We generally expect a cancer misdiagnosis claim to take anywhere between two and five years to reach a settlement. However, it is impossible to give an exact timeline as each case is unique – the time it takes to settle can be affected by the stance taken by defendants and how long it takes to receive answers from medical experts.

If you are given a definitive timeline or promise of a specific amount of compensation upon enquiring with a solicitor, we would urge you to proceed with caution. It is highly improbable they will have access to this information, and could suggest they are just doing what they can to get you to take on their case.

Contact our expert lung cancer claims solicitors

If you or a loved one have experienced substandard lung cancer treatment and would like to speak to someone about your options, our team is here to listen and advise you on your next steps.

  • We are the only medical negligence specialist firm in Essex & East Anglia
  • 96% of our cases are successfully resolved outside of court
  • No win. No fee. You only pay if your case is successful
  • Work alongside one specialist solicitor throughout your entire case
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