Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Claiming Compensation for Failure to diagnose Colon or Bowel cancer / misdiagnosis of Colon & Bowel cancer

Cancer services are vastly improved across Britain compared with 20 years ago, but occasionally misdiagnosis of cancer does happen.  If you have suffered as a result of misdiagnosis of cancer, or failure to diagnose cancer, and someone has been negligent, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Colon and bowel cancer

In the UK, bowel cancer is the second most common cause of death, accounting for 10% of all deaths. Around 35,000 people are diagnosed with it each year. Early detection and treatment is therefore essential.

Various tests can be carried out which can help to identifyFAQ bowel or colon cancer including: Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enemas, biopsy and blood tests. If the cancer is left untreated, it can grow through the wall of the bowel and spread to other parts.

Compensation claims usually arise as a result of a failure to diagnose or a delay in diagnosis.

Cancer is one of the most common serious illnesses in the UK with statistics showing that one in three of us will develop some form of it during our lifetime.

The problem can be where you suffer from cancer but you are given a negative result following tests, or the medical team treating you fails to make a diagnosis at all. In this scenario, failure to diagnose can mean that the cancer is allowed to grow untreated. The opportunity to treat the cancer can be lost completely, leading to additional pain and suffering and possibly to a reduced life expectancy or death.

Medical negligence claims involving cancer often involve one of the following factors:

A specialist solicitor can deal with medical negligence compensation claims for any type of cancer where your health care provider has been negligent.

How much can I claim?

A number of factors will determine the value of your settlement:

What can I claim compensation for?

Making a claim for compensation

A specialist medical negligence solicitor can assess your case and inform you about: