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Prostate Cancer Claims

Reviewed by

Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 31st May, 2024

We've got your Prostate Cancer Claim covered

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 and you have suffered as a result of this, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. If this is the case, we want to help you and 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

If you have suffered medical negligence of any form relating to your prostate cancer treatment or diagnosis, whether it be misdiagnosis or medical complications, you may be able to make a claim to seek compensation for the suffering that was caused. 


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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.

If you have suffered due to prostate cancer negligence, you could be entitled to make a claim for the suffering you have caused and the compensation can help with: 

  • Any pain and suffering caused as a result of your prostate cancer negligence 
  • The cost of additional treatment you may need 
  • Repayment of any loss of earnings if you have been unable to work due to the negligence 
  • Costs to cover travel for any additional appointments you needed 

How To Make A Prostate Cancer Negligence Claim 

If you think that mistakes may have been made during your diagnosis or treatment for prostate cancer, you could be eligible to claim for compensation. Starting your claim is easy – simply contact us either via phone or through our online claim form. We will then assess your case to see if you can make a prostate cancer negligence claim. 

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, so find out for free today if you could make a prostate cancer negligence claim. 


How Patient Claim Line Can Help

At Patient Claim Line, we are the UK’s top rated medical negligence specialists and we deal with cancer negligence claims on a daily basis so we understand the devastation that can be caused by cancer negligence. Our team of specialist legal experts have extensive experience supporting clients that have received prostate cancer negligence and they will support you every step of the way and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We understand that pursuing a claim can be daunting but we can assure you that we will be with you at every step so that you are never alone. Our team of over 100 solicitors have helped thousands of people get the compensation they deserve, so get in touch today if you believe you are entitled to compensation for the suffering that has been caused as a result of prostate cancer negligence and we can help you too.  


For those suffering with a recent prostate cancer diagnosis, we have compiled a list of helpful resources and support services for you to access: 

Prostate Cancer UK Support

Prostate Cancer UK Community 

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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.

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  • Case Study

    Sarah's Story

    "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.