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, 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 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.
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.