Friday, 24 May 2013

Delay in Diagnosing Cancer

Claims for Delay in Diagnosing Cancer - A Series of Six Blog Posts

Part 1 - Breach of Duty
Part 2 - Investigations on Referral
Part 3 - Diagnosis and Staging
Part 4 - Treatment
Part 5 - Reduced Life Expectancy
Part 6 - The Dying Claimant 

Here are links to various publications, websites and authorities which may be of use to those who have read my posts on litigation arising out of delay in diagnosing cancer.


Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer - NICE 2005

Improving Outcomes in Breast Cancer - NICE

PREDICT - a model for clinicians and patients to help decide on treatment and which will assist with prognosis

NPI - the Nottingham Prognostic Index - online tool but use with care - no substitute for expert advice

Adjuvant Online - requires registration to use and should only be used by clinicians - but added here for information

Cancer Research UK - a very helpful resource for information about cancer

Breast Cancer Care - a helpful resource for information about breast cancer

Factor 50 - helpful resource for information about skin cancer

AVMA - Action against Medical Accidents - organisation helping those who have suffered as a result of medical accidents. - website with health information including on cancer


Gregg-v-Scott [2005] UKHL 5

JD-v-Mather [2012] EWHC 3063 (QB)

Oliver-v-Williams [2013] EWHC 600 (QB) 

Adhsead-v-Tottle - Unreported 25/20/07 Gray J

MOJ-v-Carter [2010] EWCA (Civ) 694

Manning-v-Kings College Hospital [2008] EWHC 1838 (QB)

Thompson-v-Arnold [2007] EWHC 1876 (QB)

McGlone-v-Greater Glasgow Health Board

Crowther-v-Jones - Lawtel report of out of court settlement (approved)

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