Breast cancer claims

Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease in the UK and early signs are often easily identified but sometimes they are missed and the consequences can be a matter of life or death.

As we know, spotting cancer as early as possible increase chances of survival greatly and breast cancer is no different. Despite breast cancer’s early warning signs being well know and easier to diagnose that other types of cancer, mistakes still happen.

If you have suffered from negligence that has caused your condition to worsen, you are entitled to claim compensation and Youngs can help support you.

If you’d like to talk to us about your case, feel free to get in touch with us. Our medical negligence lawyers are more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose to instruct us.

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The statistics

Statistics suggest that nearly 50,000 people are diagnosed each year and it can affect both men and women, as well as their families who have to deal with the consequences of their family member facing a life threatening disease. In recent years treatment for breast cancer has improved and survival rates continue to rise. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to fighting this disease.

There are four main types of breast cancer:

  • Invasive
  • Non-invasive
  • Lobular
  • Ductal

What can I claim for?

Depending on the type of cancer will depend upon the treatment prognosis. Negligence claims are often due to:

  • Delayed or incorrect diagnosis
  • Failure to offer the patient a biopsy or refer them to a specialist
  • Incorrect analysis or interpretation of the test results
  • Failure to refer or carry out procedures (CT/MRI scans)

What if someone has passed due to negligence?

If someone has passed due to negligence involving their cancer, the family are entitled to seek compensation. Claims must be made within 3 years of either the person passing or within 3 years of knowing that negligence has occurred.

If you’re unsure where to start with a claim, you can talk to us for free and we will advice you on whether you have grounds to make a claim.

No Win No Fee:

If you have been given the wrong blood type and have suffered an illness or injury because of this, it is normally considered to be negligent and a claim can be brought.

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

How we can help

We know that dealing with cancer is serious and can have a huge impact on families. As well as offering you the best legal advice, our lawyers will also get to know you and take time to understand your family to give you the best outcome for your situation and wants. We understand that everyone is different, so we ensure that your legal service is unique to you.

We offer a free initial consultation with no obligation for all our cases, so if you’d like to speak with us you can fill out a contact form or call us on the number below.

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For further information and confidential advice from our team of specialist solicitors, please contact a member of our team or call us on

033 33 582 583

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