Over the last number of years in Ireland, cancer misdiagnosis claims have been a feature of the
Courts and received a lot of attention in the news. The early diagnosis of cancer to ensure all
treatment methods are available is vital for any patient. Unfortunately, the misdiagnosis of cancer
can have detrimental effects meaning that patients have limited their treatment options, cause
pain and suffering and reduce one’s life expectancy.

Misdiagnosis can arise in many forms, namely:

  • False positive or false negative results from a faulty screening;
  • Human error/negligence on the part of a medical practitioner;
  • Laboratory error;
  • Failure to refer patients properly after a diagnosis;
  • Errors in MRI or CT scans.

If you have received a misdiagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or a failure to diagnose, we will advise
you through the process of obtaining answers from the hospital, laboratory or medical
practitioner. It is important to make contact with a medical negligence solicitor as soon as you
are aware of the misdiagnosis and we ask that you get in touch with us urgently. Contact us by
email at info@tomcollins.ie or 01 4900121.