Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim
If you or your family have experienced sub-standard medical care and suffered negative consequences as a result, our expert medical negligence solicitor team can help you pursue a claim for compensation.
What is breast cancer misdiagnosis claim?
Breast cancer occurs when a group of cells in the breast change and become abnormal. Breast cancer is common cancer in Ireland. The Irish Cancer Society reports that over 3000 women and around 25 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Three out of four women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50. It can occur in young women and men too, but it is not as common.
The HSE reports that detecting breast cancer in the early stage would be easier to treat and offers a better chance of recovery, hence regular screening as necessary is advised. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer at a late stage and believe that you could have been informed earlier, it can be very distressing for you and your family.
Coleman Legal understands how devastating it can be when knowing or unknowing cancer patients do not receive a proper and timely breast cancer diagnosis. We are available to offer independent legal advice and assist you with options available to you in this difficult time.
If you have experienced sub-standard medical care, received a late diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer, and suffered negative consequences as a result, our compassionate and highly experienced Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis claim solicitor team can help you pursue a claim for compensation.
For more information on Breast Cancer, please see
- Symptoms, diadnosis and prevention of Breast Cancer in women – Health Service Executive (HSE)
- Breast Cancer – Irish Cancer Society
The claim process
1. Consult our solicitor
It is advisable for you to speak to an experienced team of Medical Negligence Solicitors as soon as possible if you believe that you were not provided with an adequate or appropriate level of medical care, which resulted in you sustaining an injury or illness.
2. We obtain your medical records
After the consultation with your medical negligence solicitor, he/she will request access to your medical records and engage an independent medical expert to assess your records. The purpose of engaging an independent expert is to establish whether there was any negligence on the part of the medical professional.
3. The medical negligence litigation process
Where the independent medical expert is of the professional opinion that medical negligence did occur, upon your instructions, your solicitor will commence the process of issuing legal proceedings in Court against the medical professional and/or hospital.
Statute of Limitation
The legal time limit to make a medical negligence claim is two years from the date of injury or date of knowledge that the injury or illness resulted from medical negligence. For children/minors, the time limit expires two years after their 18th birthday. You may contact a solicitor to discuss your case to advise of the Statute of Limitations applicable to your case.
- Have you had a surgical procedure that did not turn out as it should?
- Have you been left in pain, or do you continue to suffer from physical discomfort or physical scarring?
- Have you been misdiagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness affecting your health?
Any injury suffered during a medical procedure, whether it is physical or psychological, may have long-term effects on the victim and their families. Our medical negligence solicitors have assisted many clients in recovering maximum damages, and we believe in putting the needs of our clients first.
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