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Bowel cancer can be difficult to diagnose or detect in the early stages since symptoms usually appear in the later stages. However, when symptoms do occur, misdiagnosis and delays in treatment can have devastating impacts on those affected. If bowel cancer is diagnosed and treated quickly enough, the chances of recovery are more likely, however, when left untreated or treatment is significantly delayed due to medical mistakes, the cancer can become life-threatening.
Generally, the NHS have a good reputation for their cancer treatment, however, unfortunately errors are sometimes made. Patients can suffer delays in cancer treatment with almost half of cancers being diagnosed at a late stage. If you have been affected by a misdiagnosis or delayed treatment of bowel cancer which has worsened your condition, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Our team of bowel cancer specialist solicitors have years of experience dealing with medical negligence bowel cancer claims and are ready to support you to ensure that you receive the treatment and compensation that you deserve.
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BOWEL CANCER AND MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
Delays in treatment or poor-quality care can be distressing and can also impact the outcome of your condition. A misdiagnosis of bowel cancer is harmful as it may lead to you receiving the wrong treatment or your symptoms may even be dismissed and left untreated. Failure to provide treatment quickly and effectively can result in long-term issues such as bowel damage and, in some cases, can result in death.
Treatment for bowel cancer will depend on the staging as well as other factors, such as any other health conditions you may have. If your cancer has been staged incorrectly, this could also result in the wrong type of treatment being given.
TYPES OF BOWEL CANCER NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS
There are several reasons for a bowel cancer negligence claim to be brought forward. We have represented and supported bowel cancer patients and their families affected by negligent medical care.
Some examples of the bowel cancer negligence claims that we have pursued include:
- A misdiagnosis or a delay in the diagnosis of your bowel cancer
- Failure to recognise bowel cancer symptoms
- A failure to make a fast referral to a relevant specialist
- Incorrect staging of your cancer leading to incorrect treatment
- Avoidable complications during treatment and care
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A BOWEL CANCER CLAIM?
In order to claim for bowel cancer negligence, you must be able to prove that negligent care was the direct cause that led to the worsening of your condition. If treatment was delayed, there would need to be a delay of several months to prove that this led to the cancer progressing to an advanced stage.
If you have experienced substandard medical care when it came to your bowel cancer diagnosis or treatment and this led to the advancement of your condition, you may have a claim for bowel cancer negligence.
HOW TO MAKE A BOWEL CANCER NEGLIGENCE CLAIM
If you believe you have experienced failures in your bowel cancer care, then please speak to us today. You can call us on 03301075310 or fill out our contact form to start your claim. If you’re not sure if you have a claim, then don’t worry – with our experience, we can usually advise you very quickly if you have a valid claim.
Our expert team will support you throughout the process of making a No Win No Fee medical negligence claim, providing guidance and empathy during what can be a difficult time.
Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Medical Misdiagnosis claim?
Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.
It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.
Meet the medical negligence team
Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury
Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.
Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.Email me
Head of Medical Negligence
Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.
Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.
Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.Email me
Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department. She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.
Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work. She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people. Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.
One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area. Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.
Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council.Email me
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.
Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.
He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.
Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.Email me
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My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.
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