CANCER MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
Cancer malpractice lawyers are frequently instructed to deal with these cases as a result of negligent late diagnosis. Some of the most common types of clinical claims are those associated with failure to properly diagnose cancer at an early stage when effective treatment can often be arranged. It is now possible to prevent, treat or cure many types of this illness and even if a cure is not possible then life can often be extended and the quality of remaining life can be dramatically improved. The types of this illness that most frequently give rise to legal proceedings include;
- Ovarian Carcinoma
Significant advances have made prevention or treatment possible provided that an early diagnosis is made however delay in diagnosis may deprive patients of the chance for a cure.
- Carcinoma of the Breast
Often responds well to early treatment however it may go undetected for months due to negligernt misdiagnosis resulting in serious delay in starting treatment. Carcinoma of the breast gives rise to more claims for negligence than any other disease.
- Lung Cancer
Mistakes that can lead to a delay in diagnosis include failure to have a biopsy performed and failure to react quickly to biopsy findings.
- Cervical Cancer
Is a preventable disease which can be detected by smear tests. If detected in its early stages, survival rates are very high however errors in screening and misinterpretation of results can lead to missed diagnosis resulting in negligence.
- Carcinoma of the Prostate
This condition can now be diagnosed by using PSA screening and recovery rates are good if treatment is started at an early stage.
- Esophageal Cancer
This carcinoma has distinct symptoms and risk factors which should be recognized by a competent doctor including difficulty in swallowing, chronic cough and often severe weight loss.
- Stomach Cancer
Misdiagnosis is usually as a result of failure to arrange timely testing including fecal occult blood tests, X-rays of the esophagus and stomach or endoscopy however misinterpretation of these results often causes substantial delay in treatment.
- Colon Cancer
Is the second leading cause of death as a result of carcinoma and misdiagnosis usually results from a failure to properly evaluate complaints of rectal bleeding.
Cancer Malpractice Lawyers
If your condition resulted from negligence our cancer malpractice lawyers can help you to exercise your legal rights to obtain compensation. There are many medical mistakes which can lead to malpractice and a delay in diagnosis may deprive patients of the chance for a cure, or early treatment to minimise pain and discomfort. Chemotherapy and radiation are designed to kill living cells and the pain and suffering and financial hardship caused as a result of these treatments can be horrendous. Early diagnosis may dramatically improve quality of life and life expectancy and may mean less pain and suffering, less financial hardship and a greater chance of survival.
Our cancer malpractice lawyers will deal with your claim using a contingency fee arrangement which means if you don't succeed in receiving compensation then your lawyers won't get paid. Our specialists will advise in early course whether you have a reasonable claim, and if so, what steps you should take to protect your legal rights. You will receive a complete professional service from lawyers who specialise in claiming compensation for personal injury caused as a result of clinical negligence. For free advice without obligation just complete the contact form and a qualified lawyer will telephone you immediately to discuss your compensation claim without further obligation.