Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis
Prostate cancer can develop very slowly so there may be no signs that you have it until many years down the line.
Symptoms only become apparent when your prostate is so big that it starts to press against other parts of your body, such as your urethra.
Prostate Cancer is often misdiagnosed as urinary tract infections or enlargement of the prostate gland, known as prostatitis.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 40,000 new cases are diagnosed every year according to NHS Choices.
If you have any of the following symptoms you should consult your doctor urgently:
- Increased need to urinate
- Having to strain when urinating
- Feeling that your bladder has not been fully emptied
You may have suffered from misdiagnosis if the medical professional failed to:
- Recognise and investigate symptoms properly
- Refer you for MRI and CT scans
- Send you for the correct tests
- Give you the correct treatment
- Refer you to a prostate cancer specialist
How can 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.
Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre
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.