Can compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer be made when a patient has been told that they have terminal lung cancer when they do not, or can a claim only be made for a failure to diagnose lung cancer?
Compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer are possible for both a failure to diagnose and for a misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer. Although the latter will certainly come as a great relief to a patient; simply being given the all clear does not stop the mental health problems which often develop as a result of such a misdiagnosis.
Compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer are frequently made in such cases, as the mental health problems suffered by a victim of a misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer often continue long after they have been told that they do not have cancer. Patients who are expecting the worst often become depressed and suffer from severe anxiety which can fully absorb the patient during waking hours, and can make sleep almost impossible. Life after a misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer can be difficult, and such mental health problems can make it impossible to return to work and to interact with family and friends.
Compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer are concerned with recovering compensation to help improve quality of life for the victim, as well as to provide some recompense for the pain and suffering that has been caused and continues to affect the victim afterwards. It will also help a patient get the proper medical care to get back to a normal life again.
In order for mental health issues to be included in compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer, they must be recognised and quantifiable. This will require medical tests to determine the extent of any mental health problems. These tests are likely to be arranged by both your solicitor and the legal team of the defence.
Compensation claims for misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer are not trivial, and the problems suffered by the victims of such a misdiagnosis can greatly affect the quality of life, as well as take a considerable toll on the family of the victim. Compensation awards are important to allow the victim and the family to return to a normal life. It is therefore strongly recommended that you speak to a medical negligence solicitor about making a claim for the misdiagnosis of terminal lung cancer, in order to prepare the strongest possible case against the doctor or hospital concerned.