If you or a loved one suffered from a mistake or delay in cancer diagnosis, call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free consultation on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we'll be happy to help you.
98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded by a No Win No Fee agreement, which is formally called a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
We offer a free consultation to help you understand if you have a claim for bowel/colon cancer compensation. When you contact us and provide the details, a No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitor will review your claim based on the information you provide; and this helps us to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.
We can provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. We also offer home and/or hospital visits particularly for people who cannot visit one of our offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Preston and Watford.
Medical mistakes & delays in diagnosing bowel cancer can be very serious. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors have recovered substantial amounts of compensation where mistakes have led to serious delays in bowel cancer diagnosis. These have included:
The condition is normally diagnosed by procedures passing a tiny camera up the rectum (colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), x-rays (with a barium enema), CT scans and biopsy (looking closely at tissue under a microscope). It's usually treated by surgery along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Sometimes a small growth can be removed by colonoscopy rather than by surgery.
If bowel cancer 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's likely to grow and cancer can spread to other parts of the body.
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:
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.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).