Kidney Cancer Misdiagnosis
There are three basic types of kidney cancer and they usually affect adults in their 60s or 70s. they can be split into:
Renal cell carcinoma
It is rare in people under 50 and usually affects adults in their 60s. If caught early enough it can be cured unless the cancer has spread outside of the kidney. Two of the symptoms include pain in your lower back or side, just below your ribs and blood in your urine.
Transitional Cell Cancer
Accounts for around 8% of cases and occurs in the central area of the kidney called the renal pelvis. The renal pelvis is where urine collects before it goes to your bladder.
Is also called nephroblastoma and affects children. It develops when the baby is growing in the womb from cells which develop into mature kidneys. The cells do not mature and stay as immature cells until the child is around 4 years old. If the cells again fail to mature, they grow out of control and may develop into Wilms’ tumours.
If kidney cancer is found early enough it often can be cured but it must be caught in its early stages before it has spread to be curable. If mistakes are made by medical professionals, your diagnosis might be delayed and it may mean your cancer is harder to treat, or has become terminal.
You may have a medical negligence claim if a medical professional failed to:
- Examine you correctly
- Refer you to a cancer specialist
- Recognise and investigate symptoms properly
- Refer you for Ultrasound, MRI and CT scans
- Send you for the correct tests
- Give you the correct treatment
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 life, 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.