Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis
The best chances of recovery come from early diagnosis and treatment. Testicular cancer is a lesser common form of cancer usually affecting men between the ages of 15 and 49. It often manifests itself as a small pea sized lump or swelling in one of the testicles. Testicular cancer occurs in around 1% of all cancers affecting males.
Testicular cancer is split into two main types, Seminoma and Non-seminoma, both are similar and are equally as common as each other.
If diagnosed in its early stages it is one of the most treatable and curable cancers. It is generally a malignant tumour of the testicle.
A quickly growing type of cancer which is more common than Seminomas. These tumours tend to consist of more than one type of cell.
Your medical professional should be able to identify and diagnose testicular cancer however misdiagnosis and late diagnosis of testicular cancer does happen. If you have been diagnosed with testicular cancer and feel that it could have been picked up earlier, you may have grounds to make a claim.
It is vital that any symptoms are picked up by your doctor and you are referred as quickly as possible. Testicular cancer is serious but very easy to treat, if caught at an early stage it is thought that around 96% of men can be cured.
You may have suffered testicular cancer related misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis if a medical professional didn’t do the following things:
- Examine you correctly
- Refer you to a cancer specialist
- Recognise and investigate symptoms properly
- Refer you for treatment
- Send you for the correct tests
Is cancer often misdiagnosed?
The NHSLA, the body that looks after all claims made against the NHS, say their figures show that in 2014/15 cancer was the second most misdiagnosed condition they received claims for.
How do we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
When someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
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If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.