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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims 

Medical Negligence Solicitors

Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims

Receiving a diagnosis of Cancer is devastating news for you and your family.  If you received a misdiagnosis of cancer or a delay in a cancer diagnosis then you may be able to bring a medical negligence compensation claim.  
Each year in the UK an average of over 360,000 people receive the news that they have cancer.  Unfortunately over 100,000 patients receive their diagnosis too late to allow them the best chance of survival. 

How can SG Murphy Solicitors help you?

The medical negligence team at SG Murphy Solicitors bring a combination of empathy, experience, determination and knowledge to assist you with your clinical negligence claim.  
We can help you with compensation claims for the misdiagnosis of most cancers including:
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

We are here to help.

Contact us now on 028 90 36 5595

Why Choose SG Murphy

Read our Five Star reviews  to see why hundreds of clients across Northern Ireland continually choose SG Murphy solicitors to represent and advise them.

SG Murphy are specialised Medical Negligence solicitors.  Our team of Medical Negligence lawyers are highly skilled at taking successful Medical Negligence claims.  We are empathetic and focused on achieving for you the full compensation you deserve.   

Our business grows by our customers recommending us.  Our satisfied clients trust us to the extent they refer us to their friends and family, knowing we will do a similarly excellent job for them.  

Our solicitors are specialised, experienced and focused on achieving results that meet ours and our clients’ high expectations. Looking for medical negligence solicitor Northern Ireland? Get in touch now!

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Delay in Cancer Diagnosis

Receiving a late diagnosis of cancer can have a devastating impact on your health and your chances of survival.  Where there has been a delay in diagnosis this may be regarded as medical negligence if the medical professional negligently missed the symptoms of cancer.
A delay in identifying the cancer can impact on the treatment you receive, your chances of surviving and can lead to an earlier death.  
If medical negligence caused the delay in diagnosis, you can bring a medical negligence compensation claim.  

Why choose SG Murphy to bring your Cancer compensation claim?

Our cancer medical negligence team are experienced and determined to ensure you receive compensation for any misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.  
We realise that misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis can have a life changing and devastating impact on your life and that of your loved ones.  Our lawyers bring a level of care and respect that you deserve, helping to make the legal process as easy as possible for you.  
Please read our reviews to see why hundreds of clients across Northern Ireland continue to choose SG Murphy solicitors and recommend us to their friends and family.  

Contact Us

If you have suffered from a misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancer that you believe was negligent, please contact us on 028 90 365595 or by email on law@sgmurphysolicitors.com .

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Medical Negligence

How a Cancer misdiagnosis or late diagnosis Medical Negligence claim works

1. Initial Free Consultation

Speak to us, free of charge.  Our team of experts will advise you if you have a case and what the next steps are.  They will also advise you if Legal Aid or alternative funding may be available.

2. Evaluate

A full and detailed statement is taken from you and your medical records and documentation are requested.  In addition medical evidence is obtained.  

3. Present claim to Defendant

Once supportive medical evidence is obtained, your claim is submitted to the defendant and we invite them to accept they are at fault and negotiate with us, so that you can be fairly compensated.   

4. Issue Proceedings

If a suitable offer of compensation is not made by the defendant, then having fully advised you of the merits of your claim, the next step to progress your case is to issue court proceedings.

4. Conclusion

Even if court proceedings have been issued, claims are often settled before reaching a court hearing.  If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached and your case has to go to hearing, we will provide you with the support, advice and information you need to feel as comfortable as possible.

How can I take a Cancer misdiagnosis Medical Negligence claim?

The initial step is to contact our Medical Negligence team on 028 90 365595   or use the contact form here  Contact us – SG Murphy Solicitors .  With our expert team ready to speak to you, we have the opportunity to advise you as to whether you could bring a successful Medical Negligence claim.  

Are there time limits to bring a Medical Negligence claim?

You normally have to start a medical negligence claim in court within three years of receiving negligent treatment or three years from the date you found out that you were treated negligently.  There are two exceptions to this time limit:

  1. If a person under 18 receives negligent care, then they have up until their 21st birthday to issue a claim.
  2. If an injured person suffers from lack of mental capacity then no time limit applies, unless they regain mental capacity in which case the three year time limit applies from the date they regained capacity.   

Can I obtain Legal Aid for my Medical Negligence claim?

Legal Aid may be available for your Medical Negligence claim.  During our Free initial consultation we will advise you as to whether you may be eligible for legal aid or any alternative funding arrangements, such as Litigation Insurance cover or Legal Expenses cover.

How long does a Medical Negligence claim take?

Each claim is different and depends on a number of things, such as whether the defendant accepts they were at fault and the severity of your injury.  We aim to try and settle your claim within a few months of obtaining your medical evidence, but more complex cases can take a number of years.  


We treat all of our files with the strictest confidentiality, meaning your claim always remains private.


You deserve to be fully compensated for any Medical Negligence you have suffered. We focus therefore on achieving results that we can be proud of and you satisfied with

We Take Care

We understand how emotionally challenging and stressful a Medical Negligence claim can be, we ensure therefore that you receive the support, communication and help you need to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

What is a late diagnosis of cancer?

A late diagnosis of cancer happens when a patient who shows symptoms of cancer fails to have them identified.  
This can happen through the failure of a medical professional to identify the symptoms or where cancer checks have been delayed due to long waiting lists or administration mistakes.  

Can I obtain Legal Aid for my Medical Negligence claim?

Legal Aid may be available for your Medical Negligence claim depending on your financial circumstances and the merits of your case.  During our Free initial consultation we will advise you as to whether you may be eligible for legal aid or any alternative funding arrangements.

Can I bring a compensation claim for misdiagnosis of cancer?

If you have received a negligent misdiagnosis of cancer, whether through the NHS or privately, then you should be able to bring a compensation claim.  
The two main types of cancer misdiagnosis are:
  • Where your cancer has been undiagnosed, that is where the medical professional failed to identify the cancer.
  • Incorrect diagnosis.  Where you received treatment for the wrong illness, following a misdiagnosis by a medical professional. 

How much compensation can I get?

Cancer medical negligence compensation claims differ depending on the facts of the case.  Such as:
  • the severity of the consequences arising from the misdiagnosis or late diagnosis.
  • what financial losses, such as loss of earnings you have suffered

How can I start a claim with SG Murphy Solicitors?

To book your free initial consultation with a specialised solicitor at SG Murphy Solicitors contact us now on 028 90 36 5595 or via email at law@sgmurphysolicitors.com.  

Do not delay as there are strict time limits to start a Medical Negligence claim. 

Let us help you!

If you need help with any legal matter, please contact us now to speak to an expert solicitor.

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