Six of our UK offices worked together to raise over £850 (and counting) for Macmillan Cancer Support this month.
Firstly, thank-you so much to all who donated and got involved. Your generosity means there’s extra money in the pot for the vast support Macmillan provide for people who are affected by cancer. People who may have been diagnosed recently, are living with the illness, or caring for somebody who needs them.
Debora Harrison, Clinical and Medical Negligence specialist, said:
“I feel very strongly about the fantastic work that Macmillan do because they help day-to-day to maintain quality of life. Cancer is a devastating diagnosis for anybody, which also affects family, friends and colleagues. Our role as lawyers is to help people when they have questions about their diagnosis or treatment, so there’s clarity.”
The Birchall team baked and bought delicious cakes. Then a wonderful crowd of clients and staff purchased a slice (or two), with all proceeds going to charity.
“It was important for us to be involved because like Macmillan, we’re there when people are rocked by uncertainty. People naturally have questions about their diagnosis because most aren’t medical professionals. Some want to know if diagnosis should have been made at an earlier stage and answers can bring peace of mind.”
Cancer researchers say almost half of cancers are diagnosed late
Last month, a report from the charity Cancer Research UK found that almost half of cancers are diagnosed at a late stage “costing lives and money.” Sadly, this is not a new discovery – the National Patient Safety Agency released a peper on the same theme back in 2010.
Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers help people to get answers, along with recovery of damages where appropriate.
If you have any uncertainties, or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact our team for an informal conversation. Our advice is first and foremost sympathetic – we understand the worry and pain of discovering medical errors.
Clinical and Medical Negligence is a complex area of law but you can rely on our decades of experience reviewing medical records and notes. We’re here to keep you involved, informed and to get the best possible outcome for you.