Cancer claims

Prostate cancer claims

Mistakes made when treating or diagnosing prostate cancer can be devastating. If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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Slater and Gordon’s medical negligence experts are ready to help you with your cancer claim. Contact us online today or call us on freephone 0161 830 9632 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

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When does prostate cancer become a medical negligence claim?

If prostate cancer is treated in time, the chances of recovery are good. However, if there are substantial delays the cancer may spread and can become life threatening.

If a medical professional fails to treat you correctly, which causes significant delays, and the cancer grows or spreads, you may be entitled to claim compensation due to medical negligence.

How is prostate cancer diagnosed and treated?

Prostate cancer is usually diagnosed following various tests such as a urine sample, blood test and a digital rectal examination. The outcome of your blood tests may also lead to you undergoing an MRI scan, and if that shows a problem, you may also have to have a biopsy.

The treatment you receive will depend upon the size of the cancer, the grade of the cancer, your health, and whether the cancer has spread.

For more information about prostate cancer, the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment, visit the NHS website.

What are the most common causes of delays?

In the majority, medical professionals provide patients with a good standard of care. However, there are occasions when mistakes do happen which cause delays which can be life-threatening. The most common causes of delays are:

  • Failure to refer patient to a urologist
  • Failure to read the symptoms correctly
  • Neglecting the patient, not taking him seriously
  • Mistaking prostate cancer for a urinary tract infection
  • Mistaking prostate cancer for an enlargement of the prostate
  • Mistaking prostate cancer for prostatitis

If you are suffering because of the mistakes of a medical professional, contact us to establish your full legal position.

How do I make a medical negligence claim for prostate cancer?

Our medical negligence team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

The team is highly experienced in dealing with negligent cancer claims and can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but can ensure you get the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery.

Visit our medical negligence FAQs page or our medical negligence claims guide for further information on how to make a claim.

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