Claims Arising Out of Delays in Diagnosing Cancer

Invaluable guidance on how to handle claims resulting from delays in diagnosing caner

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Course Overview

This invaluable webinar explores clinical negligence claims where the patient has suffered a possible negligent delay in the diagnosis of cancer.  

Focussing on breach of duty in failing to detect signs of cancer on diagnostic testing, this webinar will also provide viewers with an invaluable insight into the intricacies of causation in this area,

Designed to be viewed by claimant and defendant clinical negligence practitioners of any level, this course will offer a practical discussion of the facts of Penney (2) Palmer (3) Cannon v East Kent Health Authority [1999] and the subsequent wider application of this case.

Lecturer and barrister Aneurin Moloney will also consider the following topics, as they apply to claims arising out of delays in diagnosing cancer:
  •  ‘Push/Pull cases’
  •  Breaches of duty
  •  Staging
  •  Causation – Material contribution
  •  Loss of median life expectancy

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have considered breaches of duty following referral and breaches in primary care, with reference to the NICE Guidelines
  • • Have a greater understanding of the ‘but for’ and balance of probabilities test in respect of causation
  • • Be familiar with recent case law decisions in this area of clinical negligence practice

What is the target audience?


About Instructor - Aneurin Moloney

Aneurin specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury claims. His clinical negligence practice covers a wide range of medical disciplines. He is regularly instructed in claims arising out of delays in diagnosing cancer, delays in diagnosing neurological conditions (such as stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage), surgical errors, and hospital acquired infections.

Aneurin’s clinical negligence practice is largely focussed on clinical negligence claims, and he is a specialist in this area.  His practice is predominantly claimant based, although he is also instructed on behalf of NHS Trusts and individual doctors.

Aneurin handles a wide variety of personal injury claims from fast track work to the higher courts. He has particular experience in stress at work cases, but is also instructed in road trac accidents, occupiers’ liability claims, and EL/PL claims. His clinical negligence experience makes Aneurin well placed to deal with complex causation and quantum issues.Aneurin is instructed in product liability claims, and has particular experience in claims arising from defective medical products.

He has recently been instructed as junior counsel (led by Jacqueline Perry QC) in a series of cases arising out of the use of polypropylene mesh in medical devices.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    16 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 70