Cancer and delay in diagnosis

Each year almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer.

The Equality Act 2010 automatically covers any cancer patient.

If in employment, you have automatic protection against discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

An employer is required to make reasonable adjustments to work to cater for disability.

As a specialist in complex injury claims, we see more and more clients who have been diagnosed with cancer who feel that an earlier diagnosis would have made a difference to their outcome.

In such cases, we seek assistance from medical experts who can advise whether an earlier diagnosis would have resulted in earlier or different treatment and whether that would have made a difference to the outcome.

In the event that earlier treatment would have made a difference, we then act on behalf of clients or their families/their estate in pursuing a claim.

If you have been affected by any issues referred to in this article, then please do not hesitate to contact our complex/catastrophic injury partner, Parisa Costigan at Coole Bevis LLP for a free no obligation chat on 01403 224608 or email