Specialist clinical negligence solicitors at Leigh Day have handled many negligence cases relating to the misdiagnosed or delay in diagnosis of cancer, particularly breast cancer. Two of our most prominent cases were those of Ruth Picardie and Beth Wagstaff. These two women were in their early thirties, with young families, when they were finally diagnosed with breast cancer. They both died because their cancer was not picked up early enough and tragically, their deaths could have been prevented.
Other types of claims relating to cancer are medication issues in chemotherapy, the side effects of medications and the incorrect treatment or inappropriate treatment of cancers. Our industrial disease lawyers also handle compensation claims relating to cancers caused by exposure to substances in the workplace that cause cancer such as asbestos.