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Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim

Cancer Negligence Claims

We put a lot of trust in the health profession and trust what our doctors and nurses tell us. But what if that information is wrong? If you or a relative have suffered a missed or delayed diagnosis of cancer which has led to the condition worsening then you may be eligible to claim cancer negligence compensation.


Our Medical Negligence team have acted for many clients who have suffered a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a range of cancers including breast cancer, bowel cancer, brain tumours, lung cancer, gynaecological cancers and skin cancer.

When Should I Make a Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim?

You can make a cancer misdiagnosis claim if your doctor failed to diagnose you in time, or was negligent. At Howells, we have also represented clients who were incorrectly diagnosed with cancer and who underwent unnecessary surgical procedures as a result.

Usually, you can make a claim for cancer misdiagnosis or negligence if it’s been three years or less since it happened. There are some exceptions, however.

Why choose us for your Cancer Negligence Claim?

We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the care and attention it deserves.

We appreciate that worry about costs can be a barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a cancer misdiagnosis claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.

If you choose us to look after your claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:

  • Earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for the client
  • Helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
  • Removing any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly and sensitively
  • Remaining a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights

Free drop in sessions

We run free drop in sessions for new cancer misdiagnosis claims clients every week, with no appointment necessary:

  • Sheffield Office – Tuesday 10am – 4pm
  • Barnsley Office – Wednesday 10am – 4pm
  • Rotherham Office – Thursday 10am – 4pm

By telephone; We also hold free 30 minute telephone consultations – just call 0114 2496723 on Tuesday or Thursday 2pm – 5pm (for any office).


Can I Sue the NHS For Misdiagnosis of Cancer?

Yes, you can claim against the NHS if your doctor has been negligent and misdiagnosed your cancer.

What Happens if You are Misdiagnosed with Cancer?

In cases where cancer is not identified, or it’s mistaken for a different disease, patients could miss a critical window for treatment. This could lead to devastating results for the patient and their family.

What are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Cancers?

The most commonly misdiagnosed cancers include breast cancer, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer.


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The Team

Our Medical Negligence team headed up by the highly rated Michelle Gyte, is a specialist practice group driven hard by their belief that everyone is entitled to access to justice.

Professionally, this is a group of highly skilled, very diligent medical negligence lawyers who scrutinise every aspect of a claim, and represent their clients tirelessly. Very simply, they want to give people the best possible chance of continuing their lives with the requisite financial and medical support.

Personally, they are down to earth, friendly and approachable people whom you can talk to and confide in. They’ve seen most things and understand how these traumatic incidents can devastate lives, gauging the true cost of the physical, psychological and emotional damage sustained. They will listen and encourage and then use their technical skills to translate everything that they’ve heard and felt into positive action for you.


“You have made a very fortunate choice of legal representation who have done a fantastic job of persuading the Defendants to part with a large sum of money. I am certain that no legal team could have done better.” His Honour Judge Robinson, Medical Negligence Case, 2021 talking of the Howells team.

Chambers UK

The prestigious Chambers UK 2022 guide ranks the department highly and says Howells is a “noteworthy team offering a broad range of clinical negligence advice to clients, including related human rights claims. Further experience in claims concerning issues surrounding failures in hospital care, including severe birth injuries and delayed diagnoses. Also acts on spinal injury claims, amputations and fatal accidents. The department possesses significant experience in medical inquests.”

“They go the extra mile for the client and are highly efficient.”

Michele Gyte is named as a Star Associate in this area of law and that she is “A very good lawyer – technical, conscientious and hard-working.”

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 recommends Howells Clinical Negligence department, saying “Michelle Gyte directs the clinical negligence offering at Howells Solicitors. A specialist in birth injury and fatal accidents, she oversees a team notable for its expertise in niche areas such as prison healthcare, inquests and the interests of secondary victims. Notably the firm also covers matters arising from mental health care, purported violations of the Human Rights Act and supports families during inquests linked to the coronial process.”

Jenna Kisala is also named as a key lawyer in this field.

Jenna Kisala

0114 249 6754
Michelle Gyte

0114 249 6695
Amy Fiddler

0114 249 6673
Rebecca Pepper

0114 249 6712
Sasha Marshall-Congreve

0114 249 6706