Cancer claim

Cancer claim

Cancer is the second biggest killer in the UK. Whilst the prognosis for many forms of cancer is good if diagnosed early, a late diagnosis can lead to a progression in symptoms and the cancer becoming more advanced before it is discovered. This can mean a worse prognosis, and even an earlier death.

Exposure to carcinogens

Exposure to asbestos has been demonstrated to cause damage to the lungs. This damage can lead to mesothelioma (a cancer affecting the lining of the lung and abdomen). The use of asbestos is now banned the in the UK but this ban has come too late for many ship-builders and constructions workers that have already been exposed.

Several chemicals with links to bladder cancer have been banned in the UK. People working in rubber production, gas works, dye factories and other chemical industries may have been exposed to these chemical prior to the ban.

Clinical negligence relating to cancer

You may suspect that you have suffered a delay in diagnosing cancer, as a result of your doctor failing to refer you for specialist advice or tests. Or you may consider that there was a negligent delay in providing appropriate treatment to you once the diagnosis had been made. Alternatively, you may have been diagnosed wrongly with cancer for example by being given wrong test results.

Claiming compensation for cancer

If you feel you have cancer as a result of being exposed to asbestos or other chemicals you should speak to a specialist injury lawyer who deals with claims related to exposure to known carcinogens.

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a negligent delay in diagnosing or treating cancer you should speak to a specialist medical negligence lawyer who is experienced in claims relating to cancer.

All lawyers listed on this page specialise in cancer claims.

Specialist cancer lawyers

Mark GuyGADSBY WICKSChelmsfordSenior Litigator
Elizabeth SmithWOLFERSTANSPlymouthSenior Litigator
Tony MayCHADWICK LAWRENCE LLPHuddersfieldSenior Litigator
Julie HardyBARRATTS SOLICITORSNottinghamSenior Litigator
Paul BalenFREETHS LLPNottinghamSenior Fellow
Gillian GadsbyGADSBY WICKSChelmsfordSenior Litigator
Mike BirdENABLE LAWTruroSenior Litigator
George OwensNALDERSSt AustellSenior Litigator
Emma ZukowskaBARRATTS SOLICITORSNottinghamSenior Litigator
Tami FrankelGADSBY WICKSChelmsfordSenior Litigator
Brenda GilliganLincolnSenior Litigator
Simon ParfordWOLFERSTANSPlymouthFellow
Angelina RigbyNEWLAW SOLICITORSCardiffSenior Litigator
Barry BayleyWOLFERSTANSPlymouthSenior Litigator
Ann LoganBALFOUR+MANSON LLPEdinburghSenior Litigator
Robert AntrobusENABLE LAWPlymouthSenior Litigator
Fran PollardGADSBY WICKSChelmsfordSenior Litigator
Margaret Bailey-TsavalasWHITESTONE SOLICITORSRochdaleFellow
Paul TaylorTEES LAW LTDCambridgeSenior Litigator
Jane CanningGADSBY WICKSChelmsfordSenior Litigator
Fiona FollisTHOMSON SNELL & PASSMORE LLPTunbridge WellsSenior Litigator
Julie GraystonGRAYSTONS SOLICITORS LTDBebington, WirralSenior Litigator
Kathryn TurnerSTERNBERG REEDBarkingSenior Litigator
Rachel PearceCOODES LLPFalmouthSenior Litigator
Alan MendhamGADSBY WICKSChelmsfordSenior Litigator
John McQuaterATHERTON GODFREYDoncasterSenior Fellow
Ken ThomasHARDING EVANS LLPNewportSenior Litigator
Richard BarrSCOTT-MONCRIEFF & ASSOCIATES LTDLondonSenior Litigator