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 team
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation
Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.
Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.
Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.
Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.
Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.
Medical Negligence Solicitor
Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.
Senior Litigation Executive
Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.
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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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