NHS England have a list of ‘never events’. This is a list to help providers ensure they give patients ‘safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable’. The ‘never...
Thankfully, advancements in both the research and treatment of cancers in recent years mean that survival rates for illnesses like bone cancer are much increased, especially when the condition is diagnosed promptly, and treatment can start quickly.
Unfortunately, bone cancer misdiagnosis can sometimes occur. This is when either the wrong condition is diagnosed, or the bone cancer diagnosis is delayed, and means that the appropriate treatment isn’t started as early as it could have been. It is also sometimes the case that a misdiagnosis of bone cancer can mean that incorrect treatment is given for a condition that the patient doesn’t actually have, which can be harmful in itself, as well as the delay in treating the bone cancer correctly. Issues like this can have a seriously detrimental impact on someone’s prognosis.
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of bone cancer misdiagnosis, you might be eligible to make a bone cancer misdiagnosis claim for compensation. While compensation can’t change the illness or prognosis, a successful bone cancer claim can help the whole family to gain a sense of justice for what has happened and start to move forward. Call our team on 0161 696 6165.