If you or a loved one has been a victim of delayed or misdiagnosis of cervical cancer , you may be entitled to compensation.
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When it comes to cervical cancer, regular screening is paramount. However, even with regular cervical screenings, it is still possible for medical professionals to sometimes misdiagnose or give a late diagnosis of cervical cancer, which can lead to more invasive or intensive treatment being required. It is currently the 17th most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK.
Sometimes, cervical cancer can be misdiagnosed as heavy periods or the menopause. If you are displaying the following symptoms, it's vital that you keep getting yourself checked:
Late diagnosis or misdiagnosis can have devastating consequences. Cervical cancer is, according to Cancer Research, 100% preventable and, if caught early, can have a good survival rate. However, if left untreated, the cancer can grow and spread to other parts of the body, making it much more difficult to treat.
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV spreads through sexual contact and can cause abnormal changes to the cells in a woman's cervix. There are many types of HPV and most of them do not cause cancer. Cervical cancer, in the early stages, does not always have symptoms, so it is important to get yourself checked regularly with a cervical screening.
Our medical negligence solicitors are experts in dealing with cervical cancer claims. We understand that a late or misdiagnosis of this cancer can result in serious complications including leading the cancer to be terminal. At Forbes Solicitors, we can help you with bringing a cervical cancer claim against the NHS, a private clinic or healthcare professionals. We typically work on a no win no fee basis and we are one of the very few law firms in North West of England who hold a Legal Aid franchise for clinical negligence, which means we are recognized by the Legal aid agency as specialists in this area. If you have suffered loss or injury due to a late diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cervical cancer, contact our dedicated team of cervical cancer solicitors today on 0800 037 4625.
If you have been misdiagnosed or had a late diagnosis of cervical cancer due to negligence, then you may be able to claim compensation. Common causes for misdiagnosis or late diagnosis can include:
It may also be possible to bring a cervical cancer claim if you have had inappropriate treatment that was not necessary such as a hysterectomy. When you call one of our dedicated solicitors we will listen carefully to your story and work with several experts to help us build a case. If you do have a case you may need to be examined by an independent medical expert, who can help us determine the impact of the negligence. This will help us decide how much compensation to ask for. For more information on how to start your cervical cancer claim call us on 0800 037 4625.
If your GP suspects you may have cervical cancer or your cervical screening test shows an abnormal result then you may need to see a gynaecologist and be referred for a colposcopy, which will look for abnormalities in your cervix. A small tissue sample, known as a biopsy, may also be taken. Depending on the results, you may need to have some further tests.
It is only possible to claim compensation if there has been a breach of the duty of care from a health professional and it has resulted in harm or loss. If your cervical cancer diagnosis was weeks or months late but has NOT resulted in a change in the way you would have been treated, then it will be unlikely you can claim. However, if late or misdiagnosis resulted in more invasive or intensive treatment or has led to a terminal diagnosis, then you may have grounds for compensation.
If you or any member of your family have suffered from medical negligence in regards to cervical cancer misdiagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation. We have friendly expert solicitors that can help you with your clinical negligence claim. We can also represent families where the sufferer has already passed away.
Cervical cancer claims fall under clinical negligence law, which means you have three years from the time you found out about the late or misdiagnosis to make a claim. It is also possible to make a claim on behalf of a loved one who has passed away. If you think a late or misdiagnosis of cervical cancer has caused you loss or harm, then we recommend contacting a cervical cancer solicitor as soon as possible.