Lymphoma Cancer Claims
Cancer can develop in the lymph, part of the immune system which helps to fight disease. There are 2 main types – Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Warning signs of lymphoma can include weight loss, tiredness, night sweats, fevers and itching.
There are various different types of lymphoma. The condition is normally diagnosed by blood tests, x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, biopsy (looking closely at tissue under a microscope and taking bone marrow samples. It is usually treated by chemotherapy, radiotherapy, steroids and other forms of therapy.
Delays in Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis of Lymphoma
If lymphoma is diagnosed early the chance of cure may be good. Delays of a few months are unlikely to make any difference to the outcome. However if left, it is likely to grow and cancer can spread to other parts of the body.
Mistakes in diagnosing lymphoma can therefore be very serious.
Lymphoma Compensation Claims
Slater & Gordon Lawyers have recovered large awards of compensation where mistakes have led to serious delays in diagnosis. These have included:
- Failure to carry out adequate investigations;
- Carrying out x-rays or scans but of the wrong part of the body;
- Failure to heed warning signs;
- Mistakes by pathologists (doctors who examine tissue under a microscope);
- Mistakes by radiologists (doctors who interpret x-rays and scans).
Importance of Lymphoma Compensation Claims
For people who become seriously ill with cancer and have a medical negligence claim, compensation may be very important for their quality of life. Compensation can enable them to have:
- Private medical treatment, avoiding delays and in greater comfort than in NHS hospitals;
- Nursing care at home;
- Help with housework;
- Money to make good any loss of earnings.
Where the patient sadly does not survive, a claim can provide for family members who relied on them financially or with domestic and other help.
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