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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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.
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
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.
I cannot recommend Slater and Gordon enough, throughout the entire period of the case, all the staff have been both very professional, and supportive. Mr Q (medical negligence client)
Kept informed regularly as to how my claim was going, prompt replies to any questions I had, excellent customer service at all times. Excellent service from all staff that have been involved in my claim. Ms S (medical negligence client)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything Slater and Gordon have done to fight this case for us. I appreciate it has involved a lot of people. Please can you also thank the expert witnesses who have provided their expertise and help. Mr and Mrs H (medical negligence client)