Stomach Cancer Misdiagnosis
An un-common cancer in the UK, scientists think it could be avoided by a healthy lifestyle and diet.
Examples of stomach cancer include:
Are generally slow growing and do not usually cause symptoms for a few years. The average age of people diagnosed is around 60. 70% of carcinoid tumours start in the digestive system including the gastrointestinal tract, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, appendix, Colon and rectum.
Roughly 90 to 95% of stomach cancers are adenocarcinomas and they develop from cells which form the inner most stomach lining (mucosa)
These affect the immune system tissue and can be found in the stomach wall. They account for around 4% of all stomach cancers
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour
Are uncommon and start in the stomach. Not all Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours are cancerous, some are benign.
Gastrointestinal carcinoid cancer
Forms in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and some do not display any symptoms or signs in the early stages.
Cancer needs to be diagnosed early and correctly so you have the best chances of recovery. 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.
Symptoms of stomach cancer are vague and can therefore be misdiagnosed as other illnesses such as indigestion, heartburn, trapped wind and bloating and persistent stomach pain. Cancer Research estimates that 75% of stomach cancer is diagnosed at an advanced stage.
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 diagnostic imaging
- 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 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.