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Cancer Misdiagnosis Lawyers Sydney

If you or a loved one are living with advanced or end-stage cancer as a result of a delay in diagnosis of your cancer by your doctors, you may be entitled to compensation.

Contact our experienced solicitors at Garling and Co Lawyers to learn about your legal options and expeditiously explore your rights to compensation.

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We Specialise In Cancer Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims

Cancer is a disease that has become increasingly common. It does not discriminate and can affect any person at any age. There are many different types of cancer, with some being more aggressive than others. Cancer is often a dreadful diagnosis and for some patients, it could even be a death sentence. 

Timely diagnosis of many types of cancer is a major determining factor of prognosis and life expectancy. Sadly, some cancers cause little or no symptoms in the early stages and patients only develop symptoms after the cancer has progressed or metastasised. For those patients, prognosis is often poor, and the cancer may be terminal at the time of diagnosis. 

Other cancers cause symptoms that may initially be mild or subtle but still noticeable. It is important to seek prompt medical advice if new symptoms develop, even if they are only mild. Usually, diagnosis and treatment of cancer at its early stages are associated with a good prognosis for patients and some patients may even be cured and live a normal life expectancy following effective treatment. 

Unfortunately, promptly seeking medical advice does not always result in adequate investigation of symptoms or timely diagnosis and treatment. Some patients may present to their doctors many times over the course of several years before their symptoms are appropriately investigated and a diagnosis is made. 

A delay in the diagnosis of cancer at its early stages deprives the patient of timely treatment and a good prognosis. Sometimes, the cancer is terminal by the time that diagnosis is made several years after the onset of symptoms. This significantly reduces the patient’s life expectancy.

Types of Claims for Cancer Negligence: 

  • Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis of Cancer 
  • Failure to Perform Timely or Appropriate Cancer Screening
  • Inadequate or Incorrect Cancer Treatment 
  • Failure to Properly Monitor and Follow up on Cancer Patients
  • Negligent Management of Cancer Patients’ Medical Records 
  • Misinterpretation of Cancer Test Results 
  • Failure to Refer Patients to Specialists for Further Evaluation
  • Claims for dependents arising from the death of the bowel cancer patient due to negligence
  • Emotional Distress and Psychological Impact Due to Cancer Negligence. 

Talk to Garling & Co Lawyers today: 

Navigating cancer negligence claims can be complex and emotionally challenging. At Garling & Co Lawyers, our experienced team specialises in handling cancer negligence cases. With years of expertise, we will meticulously evaluate your claim, provide expert guidance, and ensure transparency throughout the legal process. 

To discuss your claim with our highly knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers, please reach out to us on (02) 8329 9500 or via email. Alternatively, you can fill out our Confidential Case Assessment form, free of charge and without any obligation. Expect a prompt response as we aim to support you during this difficult time and help you seek the compensation you rightfully deserve for cancer negligence.

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Alternatively, we are available to talk by phone and email. Please contact our experienced accredited specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how we can help.

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Kimberly B.
23:14 14 Feb 24
Mathew is very knowledgable and has been of great assistance to me. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I'm so happy I found this firm.Thank you Mathew and team for your great work in my case.... I am 100% happy with what you achieved for me.read more
Julie M.
10:16 16 Jan 24
My last stage of Workers compensation claim was managed by Emma Perkins, Natasha Stojanovic, Rebecca Dunshea and Kelli Robinson at Garling and Co. Lawyers who went the extra mile with their service... from the beginning to the end of 3 years of my case. I have become very anxious with almost everything after a workplace injury and a lot of times I probably ask more questions than I need to, but Emma Perkins always finds clear answers to my questions in a short time and explains to me patiently even using her mealtime or between her meeting and make me feel that I have been very well take care and supported. I am so grateful and extremely satisfied. The excellent service, attitude, and culture of Metthew Garling and his team are second to none with a very high success rate. If you going to battle with your workplace injury for a short or long period, you are better off with Garling and Co. lawyers who are able back you up every step of the way. I strongly recommend it to anybody who needs their service like me. Julieread more
patrick P.
01:46 19 Dec 23
I like to say that I had a very wonderful experience,And the support, and also understanding with all my requests,I could not ask for a better team!Thank you Emma and also her assistant Rebecca... thank youread more
Kazi H.
13:38 13 Dec 23
Work cover fund is GOVT’S money but insurer think that it is from their 14th generation. So only they can have it. Not only that, people from the work, IME doctor from insurer, back to work... coordinator from work, Rehab provider from any side push the worker as hard as possible that the worker (doesn’t matter how the workers mental or psychical condition) either go back to his pre injury duty or leave the job.More over on that very bumpy any difficult journey some of them only treat the worker as a MONEY MAKING MECHINE .in some point worker feels like, no rooms to breath. On that moment need someone to support legally, someone to care, someone to relive.On my case I believe that, somehow, I manage to make my God happy. That’s why God sends me to Matthew Gerling and his team Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, and all of GARLING & co Lawyers.I am not good enough in English, can’t express my gratitude.Matthew, Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, please accept my appreciation and pass it to others.read more
Carol L.
01:32 29 Nov 23
Professional, understanding and friendly
Sean G.
23:21 14 Nov 23
Matthew Garling and everyone I spoke to at Garling and Co were kind, caring and compassionate. They were sensitive to my psychological condition and were patient in explaining everything to me, so... that I clearly understood the legal process. I am exceptionally grateful for the settlement outcome that Garling and Co obtained for me. Many thanks.read more
waqas A.
08:33 13 Nov 23
Great Experience with Garling & Co. Matthew explained everything in detail during the first appointment. Allison, Nathan, Rebecca and the staff have been extremely helpful. Thank You to the team and... lawyers at Garling & Co. for making the long process easy for me and getting an excellent outcome for my compensation claim.I would highly recommend Garling & Co. Lawyersread more
Saskia L.
21:42 08 Nov 23
The world of workers compensation is long, hard and confusing, but Emma and Rebecca at Garling & Co always treated my case with kindness, respect and understanding. No question was ever silly and... they always had time to make sure I knew what would happen next and how we could best prepare. I am so thankful for their expertise and could not have chosen anyone better to represent me.read more
Antonio P.
08:46 06 Nov 23
Thank you Matthew and his team for taking care of my case couldn’t ask for a better results and couldn’t have better team to do that thank you
Julie M.
00:40 06 Nov 23
Garlic & Co Lawyers have been wonderful, supporting me through some difficult times. With their assistance, positive outcomes were achieved. Many thanks to the Team.Julie

Cancer Misdiagnosis Frequently Asked Questions

1. How is cancer negligence compensation calculated?

Compensation for cancer negligence is calculated based on the nature, extent and severity of the injury, loss or damage suffered as a result of the negligence. Compensation can be awarded for pain and suffering, loss of expectancy of life, medical expenses, personal care, domestic assistance, palliative care and lost earnings. If the cancer negligence resulted in the person’s death, dependents of the deceased may be entitled to compensation.

2. Which cancers are harder to diagnose?

Cancers that do not cause any symptoms or very subtle symptoms in the early stages can be difficult to diagnose. Some of those cancers include prostate, bowel and ovarian cancer.

3. Can I make a cancer negligence claim for someone else?

Yes, a claim can be made by a parent or guardian on behalf of a child, who has suffered as a result of cancer negligence. A claim can also be made by dependents of a deceased or the estate of the deceased if the death was caused by cancer negligence.

4. How long does a cancer negligence claim take?

A cancer claim can take anywhere between 12 to 24 months. However, if the cancer is terminal and life expectancy is significantly reduced, a court application is filed to expedite the proceedings.

5. What is the average payout for cancer misdiagnosis?

It is difficult to provide an average payout for cancer misdiagnosis as there are different types of cancer at different stages and of varying aggression. No two cancer negligence claims are the same as no two people are the same and individual circumstances differ. Ultimately, compensation depends on the nature, extent and severity of the injury and loss suffered and expected life expectancy.

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Kimberly B.
23:14 14 Feb 24
Mathew is very knowledgable and has been of great assistance to me. All the staff are friendly and helpful. I'm so happy I found this firm.Thank you Mathew and team for your great work in my case.... I am 100% happy with what you achieved for me.read more
Julie M.
10:16 16 Jan 24
My last stage of Workers compensation claim was managed by Emma Perkins, Natasha Stojanovic, Rebecca Dunshea and Kelli Robinson at Garling and Co. Lawyers who went the extra mile with their service... from the beginning to the end of 3 years of my case. I have become very anxious with almost everything after a workplace injury and a lot of times I probably ask more questions than I need to, but Emma Perkins always finds clear answers to my questions in a short time and explains to me patiently even using her mealtime or between her meeting and make me feel that I have been very well take care and supported. I am so grateful and extremely satisfied. The excellent service, attitude, and culture of Metthew Garling and his team are second to none with a very high success rate. If you going to battle with your workplace injury for a short or long period, you are better off with Garling and Co. lawyers who are able back you up every step of the way. I strongly recommend it to anybody who needs their service like me. Julieread more
patrick P.
01:46 19 Dec 23
I like to say that I had a very wonderful experience,And the support, and also understanding with all my requests,I could not ask for a better team!Thank you Emma and also her assistant Rebecca... thank youread more
Kazi H.
13:38 13 Dec 23
Work cover fund is GOVT’S money but insurer think that it is from their 14th generation. So only they can have it. Not only that, people from the work, IME doctor from insurer, back to work... coordinator from work, Rehab provider from any side push the worker as hard as possible that the worker (doesn’t matter how the workers mental or psychical condition) either go back to his pre injury duty or leave the job.More over on that very bumpy any difficult journey some of them only treat the worker as a MONEY MAKING MECHINE .in some point worker feels like, no rooms to breath. On that moment need someone to support legally, someone to care, someone to relive.On my case I believe that, somehow, I manage to make my God happy. That’s why God sends me to Matthew Gerling and his team Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, and all of GARLING & co Lawyers.I am not good enough in English, can’t express my gratitude.Matthew, Allison, Rebecca and Nathan, please accept my appreciation and pass it to others.read more
Carol L.
01:32 29 Nov 23
Professional, understanding and friendly
Sean G.
23:21 14 Nov 23
Matthew Garling and everyone I spoke to at Garling and Co were kind, caring and compassionate. They were sensitive to my psychological condition and were patient in explaining everything to me, so... that I clearly understood the legal process. I am exceptionally grateful for the settlement outcome that Garling and Co obtained for me. Many thanks.read more
waqas A.
08:33 13 Nov 23
Great Experience with Garling & Co. Matthew explained everything in detail during the first appointment. Allison, Nathan, Rebecca and the staff have been extremely helpful. Thank You to the team and... lawyers at Garling & Co. for making the long process easy for me and getting an excellent outcome for my compensation claim.I would highly recommend Garling & Co. Lawyersread more
Saskia L.
21:42 08 Nov 23
The world of workers compensation is long, hard and confusing, but Emma and Rebecca at Garling & Co always treated my case with kindness, respect and understanding. No question was ever silly and... they always had time to make sure I knew what would happen next and how we could best prepare. I am so thankful for their expertise and could not have chosen anyone better to represent me.read more
Antonio P.
08:46 06 Nov 23
Thank you Matthew and his team for taking care of my case couldn’t ask for a better results and couldn’t have better team to do that thank you
Julie M.
00:40 06 Nov 23
Garlic & Co Lawyers have been wonderful, supporting me through some difficult times. With their assistance, positive outcomes were achieved. Many thanks to the Team.Julie

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Legal Profession Admission Board of New South Wales
The law society of nsw professional standards scheme logo.
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