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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting 47,500 each year. Early diagnosis and effective treatment can massively improve your chances of recovery, so it can be a devastating blow if you’ve experienced medical negligence in relation to your cancer diagnosis or treatment.
If you or a loved one have received an incorrect diagnosis or negligent treatment of prostate cancer, we want to help you. Our expert solicitors could help you to receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
PROSTATE CANCER AND MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE
In most cases, medical professionals provide prostate cancer patients with adequate care and correct diagnoses. However, if a medical professional fails to treat your condition correctly, this could have devastating effects causing the cancer to grow and spread.
The most common types of prostate cancer claims include:
- Misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis of your prostate cancer
- Failure to make a fast referral to a relevant specialist
- Incorrect staging of your cancer
- Avoidable complications during treatment and care
Prostate cancer usually develops at a slow rate so if the symptoms are spotted quickly enough, the cancer can be prevented from spreading and treatment can be more effective. Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes fail to spot the signs or will incorrectly diagnose the symptoms as a less severe condition.
Prostate cancer has commonly been misdiagnosed as:
- Urinary tract infection
- Prostatitis (inflammation or swelling of the prostate gland)
- Enlarged prostate
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What is the impact of prostate cancer negligence?
If there was a delay in the diagnosis or treatment of your prostate cancer, it could have a significant impact on your wellbeing. Not only can it impact the outcome of your condition, but it can also cause unnecessary distress to you and your loved ones.
The treatment you receive 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 result in the wrong type of treatment being given.
HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM
If you think that mistakes may have been made during your diagnosis or treatment for prostate cancer, you could be eligible to claim. Starting your claim is easy – simply contact us either via phone or through our online claim form.
We believe that nobody should have to pay upfront to seek fair compensation for medical negligence or personal injury that wasn’t your fault. We work on a strictly ‘no win no fee’ basis, meaning that If you pursue your claim with us, and the claim is not successful, then you walk away without having to pay us a penny. That’s our promise to you.
RESOURCES FOR PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS:
For those suffering with a recent prostate cancer diagnosis, we have compiled a list of helpful resources and support services for you to access:
Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Prostate Cancer Claim?
Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a 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.
Frequently asked questions about Prostate Cancer Claims
Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Prostate Cancer Claim
The general guidance for making a prostate cancer claim is that you should make a claim within three years from the ‘date of knowledge’ in which you first became aware that you had been a victim of medical negligence.
If you are putting forward a claim following the death of a loved one that suffered due to a treatment delay or misdiagnosis of prostate cancer, you have three years from the date of their death to make a claim.
There are some exceptions to the time limits for those who are less capable, so please contact us for further information.
Compensation for those who have suffered from a prostate cancer misdiagnosis or negligence can help to support people both financially and medically. The amount of compensation that you receive is dependent on the severity of damage caused and will account for any future needs you may require.
Prostate cancer compensation can help to cover:
- Ongoing Treatment.
- Additional Healthcare Costs.
- Loss of Earnings.
- Travel Expenses.
- Rehabilitation and Therapy.
According to the NHS, symptoms of prostate cancer are not usually caused until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis. They do, however, say that symptoms can include; needing to go to the toilet more frequently, needing to rush to the toilet, suffering difficulty in starting to pee, straining or taking a long time peeing, weak flow whilst peeing, the feeling your bladder has not emptied fully, and blood in your urine or semen.
As prostate cancer is asymptomatic until the cancer has grown, it can sometimes be misdiagnosed. We have worked with many clients who have experienced cancer misdiagnosis and from our experience, the three most common misdiagnoses of prostate cancer are: prostatitis, urinary tract infections and enlargement of the prostate.
Meet our Prostate Cancer Team
Rebecca is an Associate Solicitor who specialises in representing clients and their families in catastrophic and life changing clinical negligence claims. The majority of her case load is claims valued in excess of £500,000.
After graduating in Law in 2008 from Keele University, Becky completed her LPC and became a fully qualified Solicitor last year, specialising in Medical Negligence.
Rebecca has developed her skills and strengths dealing with complex issues including cases with withdrawal of indemnity in private practice, vicarious liability and delegable duties in medical services provided by out-sourced companies for the NHS and dealing with the death of Defendants prior to and post issuing Court proceedings.
Rebecca deals with a range of cases including fatal claims, orthopaedic claims including amputations and drop foot, avoidable and delay in diagnosis of cancer and spinal injuries. She has a particular interest in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary cases. Rebecca’s current case load includes avoidable strokes, delay in diagnosis of antero-vascular fistulas, Fatal Accident claims, birth injuries including Erb’s palsy, above the knee amputations and complex cancer cases.
Rebecca prides herself in building lasting relationships with her clients and being the voice of the seriously injured when they need her the most.
“Rebecca was absolutely amazing throughout the whole process. She dealt with the case with such empathy and understanding and I was kept up to date at all times. Thank you so much”
“I have to say that all of you were very professional and supportive during the long 6 years, with a special mention to Rebecca who was a rock at particularly difficult times”
Acting on behalf of a lady who suffered an avoidable amputation as a result of being prescribed a contraceptive pill which was contraindicated in her circumstances. Achieved settlement of £2.5million.
Acting on behalf of a gentleman who received an incurred diagnosis leading to progressive spinal cord compression. Achieved settlement of over £1.5million.
Acting for a lady who was given incurred post-surgical advice resulting in an amputation. Achieved settlement of £850,000.
Acting for a lady who required bowel resection following a failure to manage her abdominal condition. Achieved settlement of £500,000.
Acting for a Minor who lost her Mother due to substandard treatment. Achieved settlement of £450,000.
Acting on behalf of a lady who suffered an avoidable stroke leaving her with profound ongoing difficulties. Achieved settlement of £380,000.
Acting for a lady who suffered surgical error during a gall bladder removal. Achieved settlement of £300,000.
Acting for a gentleman who, due to surgical error, sustained significant knee injuries. Achieved settlement of £250,000.
Acting for a lady who developed an avoidable stroke as a result of incorrect advice and treatment. Achieved settlement of £200,000.
Acting for a gentleman whose ruptured bicep tendon was not identified and treated during the treatment window. Achieved settlement of £100,000.
Jennifer is a Solicitor who specialises in Medical Negligence. Jennifer has worked in Medical Negligence across the North of England and joined the Manchester office in 2018. Jennifer has a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim and prides herself on giving the very best customer service. Jennifer works in team 14 and has a wide range of experience, particularly in delayed diagnosis of cancer claims, shoulder and eye injuries.
Outside of the office Jennifer is a Trustee of Warrington Youth Rowing, a charity which currently works with children receiving pupil premium in over 20 schools across Cheshire and Merseyside. The charity aims to help the participants to develop a wide range of life skills such as time keeping, team work and commitment as well as improving their self-confidence.
Highlights of recently settled cases
C v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – 2020 – £90,000.00 for a 76 year old who suffered with a gastric ulcer which was not monitored. They lost the opportunity for an early diagnosis of gastric cancer which would have been curative and were only able to receive palliative chemotherapy. Their life expectancy was reduced by five years.
AO (deceased) v Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust -2020 – £90,000.00 for a 77 year old who suffered a deterioration of their cardiac function when they were lost to cardiac follow up. Their deterioration during this time lead to their premature death in 2018.
H v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust -2021 – £300,000.00 for a 62 year old who suffered negligent treatment leaving them with only 5% vision in their left eye which caused depression and their premature retirement from their job as a carer.
W v St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -2022 – £137,000.00 for a 47 year old for the poor management of their skin cancer which metastasised. Their life expectancy was estimated to be less than 12 months beyond settlement.
R v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board -2022 – £34,000.00 for a 84 year old who suffered subsidence of their total hip replacement and a grade 3 pressure sore which continued to cause pain at settlement. Causation was disputed
“Jennifer was Fantastic, she deserves a medal!
“From beginning to end if I ever needed to call her, she was there. Sometimes I called her and I got upset about losing my husband- she understood and was so lovely to me. I’ve already recommended Fletchers to my friends. Thank you so much”
“My agent Jennifer has been a godsend!! She has been the main person that I have had contact with, she has been reassuring, understanding and compassionate. She has answered all my questions and she asked me questions I didn’t even think of! I’ve been very happy with the service so far as my case is ongoing. Jennifer is a credit to your company, thank you”.
“Thank you for everything you have done. You have been nothing but outstanding and a credit to the practice! Thank you once again”.
“The level of communication has been excellent. I have been dealing with Jennifer Argent who has been phenomenal. I would highly recommend Fletchers”.
“Jennifer has been extremely patient with me. Despite the long and stressful nature of this case, she’s always there to keep me up-to-date and answer any questions I have. Outstanding”
“Jennifer has been lovely and amazing and explain everything in a way that was easy for me to understand”
“My case handler Jennifer Argent has been fantastic throughout, my case has not been simple and has ended up being quite drawn out but Jennifer worked diligently and got the best outcome.”
“Made me feel at ease at all times especially when listening to my story of what happened and always feel the best is being done. Thank you very much, would highly recommend
“Jennifer is a first class solicitor all round”
“Jennifer Argent was amazing, she really connected with how I felt, what happened and made me feel reassured all the way through. She kept me fully updated with where we were and what happens next. She did an amazing job and I will always ben thankful for all the help and work that was put in. I would definitely recommend should anyone need to consult in them and a massive thanks again to all involved”
Peter is a Solicitor who specialises in medical negligence. He first joined the team in 2015 as a fee earner, and soon moved on to a trainee solicitor role in personal injury. During this time, Peter also worked across many medical negligence cases, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2019.
Peter has a passion to positively influence his client’s lives, using his legal expertise built over a number of years. Outside of the office, Peter has founded and manages an inclusive local football team, with the purpose of promoting men’s mental health through football.
Highlights of recently settled cases
C v B 2019: Acting for client who suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured shoulder, following a road traffic accident whilst client was out cycling. Achieved settlement of £25,000.
K v CICA 2019: Acting for client who was victim of historic sexual abuse. Represented client at tribunal to obtain settlement in excess of £20,000.
KSJ v C 2020: Acting for client who suffered cardiac arrest on the operating table after incorrect medication was accidentally injected into client instead of anaesthesia medication. Achieved settlement for over £20,000.
R v T 2020: Acting for client who suffered a severe laceration to his right arm when a lift door closed on him whilst on holiday in Greece. Secured settlement of over £10,000 for client.
S v M 2020: Acting for client who suffered a broken ankle whilst working after tripping over a loose piece of wiring. Client unable to return to work for over 12 months, achieved settlement for over £50,000.
W v A: Acting for client who was involved in a severe head on road traffic collision. Unusually, the Defendant was the local highway as the accident occurred due to traffic light error, after 12 months of rigorous investigation. The Client sustained serious multiple injuries, both physical and psychological, the claim settled for over £150,000.
M v U 2022: Acting for client who was subject to an excessive 3 day delay in undergoing an emergency laparotomy for widespread faecal peritonitis due to 3 separate colonic perforations. Our client was left without urgent intervention over the festive period. Achieved settlement in the sum of £12,500.
“I would like to thank Peter Daly and all the team. After nearly 3 years of waiting, we now have the outcome we hoped we’d get – mainly with thanks to Peter doing his homework and bringing some evidence forward to the decisions panel.” – Successfully represented client at Tribunal in Glasgow re a CICA matter after client was assaulted, sustaining severe injuries.
“The most amazing solicitor ever. I can’t thank Peter Daly enough, he is fantastic, he is so kind and friendly. He has given me hope in life…I just can’t thank him enough! I would recommend this solicitor 100% he has made my life feel so much better and he had hope in me. Peter Daly you are amazing please keep up your amazing work and make other people’s lives amazing just like you did with mine. Thank you for everything you have done!” - Successfully secured compensation for client after client suffered cardiac arrest on operating table
Associate & Chartered Legal Executive
Amy is a well-respected Team Leader at Fletchers with over 15 years’ experience dealing with personal injury; specialising in clinical negligence since 2014.
She has a particular interest in deceased / preventable death claims, stillbirths, traumatic births, orthopaedic injuries, psychiatric injuries and group action work.
Amy’s caseload specialises in claims valued up to around £200,000. She is extremely passionate about how every Claimant, no matter how big or small their claim is, should have the access to legal representation having suffered clinical negligence.
“Thanks so much for all your efforts on this. You’ve always taken time to explain everything to me. I’d definitely recommend Fletchers.”
“Very happy with how I’ve been looked after, Amy was so easy to get on with, explained everything.”
“My case handler (Amy) aways gave me good advice, and went over and above to make sure I was happy, but then again, all your staff have extremely helpful. I cannot fault the service you have provided me.”
(1) SC, (2) AC, (3) KC v (1) County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (2) South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: A deceased / preventable death claim of a 69 year old involving a delayed diagnosis of lung cancer. Achieved settlement for just short of £88,000.
X v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust: A disputed stillbirth case including psychiatric injury. Achieved settlement for £30,500.
"Now we have peace of mind"
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.
In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.
He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.