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Cervical Cancer Solicitors for Misdiagnosis, Missed Detection & Negligence Claims


The importance of regular cervical screening - known as a smear test - is well known, and yet the number of women attending has hit a 20-year low. A smear test checks the health of the cervix, and as the NHS state, it is not a test for cancer, it is a test to help prevent cancer.

Read our blog for more information about why smear tests are so important. And listen to our podcast where Beth Heath and Katherine Jones discuss, fictitious but typical, cases involving the delay in diagnosis of cancer. 

The early stages of cervical cancer are notoriously difficult to diagnose, which is why regular screenings are so important, but unfortunately, there are cases when results have been misinterpreted following a screening test, leading to misdiagnosis

How Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors can Help?

Lanyon Bowdler is a nationally-recognised expert in clinical negligence cases, and if you have experienced any failings in your care, we can help secure the compensation you deserve.

Call the team today or complete the online contact form and someone will get in touch with you directly.

The solicitors in our clinical negligence team are leaders in their field, and are always available for a friendly, down-to-earth chat about your situation. We will talk you through the process before deciding if a claim can be made, and will be with you every step of the way, from start to finish.

You can be safe in the knowledge that you are in good hands - Lanyon Bowdler was named as Clinical Negligence Team of the Year at the Proclaim Eclipse Personal Injury Awards in 2018.

How do I make a Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?

Although mistakes are thankfully rare, there are some common stages of treatment where misdiagnosis may occur.

Cancer symptoms can be mistakenly attributed to heavy periods or the onset of the menopause, delaying diagnosis.

Cancer can be correctly diagnosed but then followed by the wrong type of treatment.

Smear test results can be incorrectly processed which resulted in misdiagnosis.

Get In Touch with Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence team

Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will be happy to discuss your case in a confidential, sensitive manner. Please call the team today or use the online contact form and someone will call you.

The lawyers at Lanyon Bowdler specialise in cancer medical negligence cases. If you feel that you or a family member has been treated negligently or not to the expected standard by a GP or Oncology consultant during cancer treatment, then it is likely you are entitled to make a Medical Negligence Claim. Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our team can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis or serious and aggressive forms of cancer, can leave people with limited options for care or, can leave the ill and infirmed feeling robbed of time. Please call for a friendly, confidential and compassionate approach to your situation.  There is no obligation you or any charges for our initial assessment. 

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler for any form of Serious Injury Claim or Medical Negligence Claim, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team. Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence team is widely acclaimed and recognised as one of the best clinical negligence departments in the country. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely and considerately with you to help find the best outcomes and help to get your life back on track.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading UK full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.


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A complete honest and friendly service from start to finish. Thank you very much. 

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Every step of the way you have cared, you have listened, you have supported and you have fought for us. And you have done all this in the most professional and dignified manner. 

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