If you have reason to believe your Doctor, GP, or their staff members have been negligent in relation to your bowel cancer diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, or care, finding evidence can prove problematic. There may be many reasons preventing you from holding a hospital responsible for your misdiagnosis, poor treatment or surgery, or perhaps the death of a loved one.
Moreover, if a patient is at an advanced stage of an illness, if they have experienced many complications, which can be highly interdependent in terms of cause and effect, it can be difficult for a Doctor to take the correct course of action. As such, determining why a Doctor did not perform an obvious procedure is often not so easy.
Often patients are unsure whether their case amounts to a cancer medical negligence claim. This is why consulting a Solicitor/Lawyer or a law firm that deals with bowel cancer negligence claims is often the best step. As ‘no win no fee’ Solicitors, we are more than happy to discuss whether you have a potential claim before any formal action is taken. All initial enquires with us are free and carry no obligation.
Any form of cancer can be deeply worrying, whether you have received the diagnosis yourself, or it is a close family member affected. Bowel cancer normally forms in the bowel or colon. If your doctor has missed signs of your cancer, and this has led to the growth of a cancerous tumour, you may be able to make a claim for compensation due to a missed or delayed diagnosis of bowel cancer.
As with all cancers, bowel cancer can develop for many reasons. Non-cancerous growths within the bowel are not uncommon, so the presence of any lumps should not immediately cause worry. Some of the reasons why Doctors think bowel cancer may form are due to:
Bowel cancer is often not detected early, as the initial symptoms may be minor and missed – not only also by the person with the illness, but also by medical professionals. You should always consult a Doctor if you notice any of the following:
In the later stages, bleeding internally within the bowel may cause anaemia, and this, in turn, can lead to feelings of tiredness and being out of breath. Your abdomen may start to swell, and sickness may develop.
If your Doctor suspects bowel cancer, they should arrange tests as soon as possible, andif they indicate bowel cancer, surgery will be carried out in most cases. Chemotherapy will usually follow. The earlier the detection, the more chance there is of recovery.
If detection is made late due to the fault of your Doctor, then you may have a claim for bowel cancer compensation.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors can help you with your claim and can give timely, friendly and expert advice. If the cancer has spread and is no longer treatable, or the damage that has been causedto the body has escalated due to misdiagnosis or lack of any diagnosis, then a claim should be considered.
A claim can be made by the affected party or by their relatives, so do consult our claims experts as soon as possible.