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Like most other forms of the disease, bladder cancer misdiagnosis can critically delay and even prevent effective treatment. Where this has happened to you, Blackwater Law can help you make a bladder cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim.
Bladder cancer has the potential to spread to surrounding tissues, and to other areas of the body through the lymphatic system. As a result, a bladder cancer misdiagnosis can lead to the condition becoming unmanageable and untreatable. If you or a family member have had bladder cancer misdiagnosed, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the pain, suffering or negative impact on your prognosis that has been caused. You will tough need expert legal advice from a specialist medical negligence solicitor in order for your case to be successful.
Any failure on the part of medical personnel responsible for your care that leads to a delayed diagnosis, and subsequently delayed or incorrect treatment, could mean you are eligible to make a bladder cancer misdiagnosis claim.
Should you decide to make a claim, the extent to which your misdiagnosis has had a negative effect on your condition will play a part in deciding how much compensation you could eventually receive, and indeed whether you can claim at all. Only by speaking with a specialist medical negligence solicitor at Blackwater Law will you find out whether you may have grounds for a successful case.
GPs are trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer in patients, and to take the necessary precautions to avoid misdiagnosis. As such, some common instances of negligence that may qualify patients to make a bladder cancer compensation claim include:
The above situations situations do not represent an exhaustive list of all scenarios where a compensation claim for bladder cancer might be made. If you are not happy with the care you have received, you have experienced GP negligence or hospital negligence, call Blackwater Law and speak with a specialist medical negligence solicitor.
When you call Blackwater Law, you will be dealing with a team of expert medical negligence solicitors with a wealth of experience in dealing with bladder cancer misdiagnosis compensation claims. Our services are ranked by the Legal 500 as some of the very best in the South East, and when you decide to make a claim with us you can be sure we will piece together the strongest claim possible on your behalf and fight for the maximum possible compensation sum available, according to your specific circumstances.
Blackwater Law act for clients across the country due to our national reputation in the field of medical negligence.
We understand the devastating impact a bladder cancer misdiagnosis can have on your health, your family life and on your finances. We know that putting together the funds to make a compensation claim for misdiagnosis of bladder cancer at a time like this can be a daunting prospect; so with Blackwater Law you do not have to do this. At Blackwater Law we undertake all of our medical negligence claims – including those for bladder cancer misdiagnosis – on a no win, no fee basis.
That means if we don’t win your case you simply do not pay us anything. None of your own money is ever at risk, and whilst any fees we do charge for winning your case are capped according to strict government regulation, the amount you could potentially receive is not. That means you get a risk free, fair deal with excellent legal representation – whatever happens.
Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors acted for Mr L in a medical negligence claim in the High Court after he was misdiagnosed. The misdiagnosis meant he went on to suffer a serious stroke causing life-limiting disability.
There 3 primary forms of bladder cancer which vary in terms of their progression:
Bladder cancer ensues when the cells in the bladder begin to mutate and replicate in an abnormal way, at an uncontrollable rate. There is no single definitive cause for the disease, but it is frequently linked to exposure to certain hazardous chemicals.
The carcinogenic chemicals released when smoking tobacco are linked to a higher risk of contracting bladder cancer. Those who smoke heavily for a period of several years will have these harmful chemicals filtered by their kidneys from their bloodstream and into their urine, which in turn passes through the bladder. The bladder acts as a storage space for urine, and as such is exposed to these harmful carcinogens for extended periods of time. This exposure can damage the lining of the bladder wall, and cause the cells therein to become cancerous. At present around a third of cases of bladder cancer occur amongst smokers. People who take up smoking regularly are now approximately four times as likely to contract bladder cancer.
After smoking, exposure to harmful industrial chemicals is ranked as the next biggest threat in terms of elevating your risk of developing bladder cancer. Medical studies now estimate that this is the case for around 25% of all bladder cancer patients, with the following chemicals listed as being amongst the most hazardous:
Long term occupation in certain manufacturing or motoring industries can regularly expose you to these hazardous chemicals over a long period of time, posing an elevated risk of bladder cancer. If you have ever worked with dyes, textiles, rubbers, paints, plastics or leather tanning this could be applicable to you. However, anyone who is or has been in a work where they were regularly using chemicals may be entitled to make what would be known as an industrial disease claim.
Other factors too can elevate your risk of developing bladder cancer:
Any treatment you receive will depend on which form of bladder cancer you have, and the state of your personal health. A multidisciplinary team will discuss your options and the associated risks with you; this is likely to include an urologist, a clinical oncologist, a pathologist and a radiologist.
Treatment solutions can include:
A misdiagnosis of bladder cancer increases the likelihood of you requiring a more aggressive treatment plan with more negative side effects associated with it. It may also prevent you from recovering altogether, making it critically important for doctors to recognise your bladder cancer quickly.
The legal experts at Blackwater Law have successfully helped secure misdiagnosis compensation for clients across the country. Whether you or a family member have suffered a misdiagnosis of bowel cancer, testicular cancer, breast cancer, or any other form of the disease, we can help you get the compensation you need to move forward.
Through a challenging period, the legal support, advice and guidance provided to me by Blackwater Law has been excellent. My medical negligence solicitors always had my best interests at heart and kept fighting on my behalf until the very end of my case.