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 0800 916 9049 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 London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Bowel Cancer Compensation Claims
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:
- Failure to heed warning signs such as pain and passing blood
- Failure to carry out an adequate examination
- Failing to advise a patient to return if their symptoms worsen
- Failing to arrange investigations such as a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, x-rays and scans
- Mistakes by pathologists (doctors who examine tissue under a microscope)
- Mistakes by radiologists (doctors who interpret x-rays and scans).
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.
Delays in Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis of Bowel Cancer
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.
Importance of Bowel Cancer 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.
Call our Clinical & Medical Negligence Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049 or start your compensation claim online and we will call you.
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).