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Protect yourself from skin cancer this summer

As the nights grow longer and the sun makes its long-awaited appearance, thousands of Britons will be flocking to the beach en masse. But as well as long evenings spent in beer gardens, the sun also brings with it a serious threat of skin cancer if we don’t take precautions.

Skin cancer statistics

Skin cancer, known as melanoma, is the third most common cancer among people aged 15 to 39. In 2011, 13,348 people in the UK were diagnosed with malignant melanoma skin cancer.

Additionally, malignant melanoma is almost twice as common in young women (up to age 34) as in young men, but more men are known to die from it.

How to prevent skin cancer

The easiest way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer is to ensure that you protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays:

• Try to stay out of the sun at the hottest times of day; usually from 11am-3pm.
• If you do find yourself exposed to the sun, use high-factor sun cream liberally.
• Avoid sunbeds; everyone wants a healthy golden glow in summer, but it’s much healthier to use one of the many fake tan products on the market than to expose yourself to harmful UV rays.

Skin Cancer Diagnosis

88.2% of people suffering from skin cancer survive, but failure to correctly diagnose a melanoma can have devastating consequences. Treatable melanomas can rapidly metastasize (meaning to spread to other areas of the body) and become life threatening if not analysed.

Conversely, harmless moles can sometimes be incorrectly diagnosed; leading to unnecessary biopsies and even chemotherapy.

If you feel that you have suffered needlessly, or that you face advanced stage melanoma because of a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, and you would like expert advice, contact the Hampson Hughes Solicitors Medical Negligence Team today on 0151 242 1025 or email medicalnegligence@hampsonhughes.com

Why use Hampson Hughes

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.

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Claim Process

Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.

Our 6 steps
to justice

1

Initial Enquiry

Once you get in touch, we can offer you a free consultation with the relevant specialist solicitor for your case.

2

Case Acceptance

Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.

3

Medical Records

We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.

4

Negotiation

Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.

5

Court Proceedings

Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.

6

Outcome

Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.

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Hampson Hughes Stats

We’ve established a great track record in our industry having helped many clients with their personal injury or medical negligence claims. Here are some of the key numbers that tell our story so far.

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use us again

9/10

of our clients would
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