Administrative errors can have catastrophic consequences.
There may be fault associated with: (1) losing a patient in the system meaning treatment is delayed; (2) failing to arrange an appointment; (3) failing to act on a suspicious finding on XRay, CT or histology meaning the correct treatment is delayed or does not take place at all. Such administrative mistakes can lead to negligence claims.
Such errors can have catastrophic implications in cancer treatment. Cancer can affect any organ of the body. Different cancers typically present with different symptoms; some symptoms are considered “red flag” for certain cancers and require urgent referral. For example, blood in urine is a red flag for urinary tract cancer; a breast lump is a red flag for breast cancer..
Delay in diagnosing cancer can result in: loss of cure so the cancer is incurable; worse symptoms and more extensive treatment; reduction in life expectation.
If your treatment has been delayed due to administrative errors you should contact MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM on 0800 246 11 22 or complete the form below and we will call you back.