If your pancreatic cancer has been misdiagnosed, and you’ve suffered as a result, Asons want to help. We can tell you quickly and easily whether you’d be able to make a claim for compensation. We have an experienced team of specialist cancer misdiagnosis compensation solicitors, who are here to help you through the complex claims process. So, why not find out if you can make a claim by contacting us today?
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521133 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.
What is Pancreatic Cancer?
Pancreatic cancer is a ‘silent killer’. It can be there for years and years before it actually presents itself and, when it does, it’s usually too late for any effective treatment to take place. As the name tells you, it affects the pancreas, which is a tadpole shaped organ that lives deep inside the abdomen. It’s about 15cm in length and its function is to produce hormones, this is its endocrine function, and enzymes, which is the pancreas’ exocrine function.
The hormone the pancreas is most known for producing is insulin, which is essential for blood sugar regulation. The enzymes are used in the pancreatic juices and help break down food so that it can be absorbed into the body.
What Causes pancreatic Cancer?
As with most cancers, very little is understood about why and how cancer develops. However, there are a number of risk factors that are known to increase your chances of developing pancreatic cancer. These are:
- genetic factors
If you want to learn more about the causes of pancreatic cancer, there’s a great resource on pancreaticcancer.org.
What are the Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments Available for Pancreatic Cancer?
There are a number of symptoms you may experience if you’re suffering from pancreatic cancer and they can differ depending on the location of the tumour. These can include:
- weight loss
- dark urine
- Light stool colour
- back pain
As you can see, these symptoms could be caused by any number of different illnesses. So, it’s important that you keep notes of all the symptoms you are experiencing, no matter how unimportant they may seem. The more complete the picture, the easier it is for a quick diagnosis to be made.
What Will Happen at The GPs?
Your GP will examine you. They will probably look at your eye and skin colour to check for the yellowing that’s caused by jaundice. And they’ll probably palpate – which is the medical term for examine by touch – your tummy to see if they can feel any swelling around your liver. They will probably take blood and urine samples too.
If your GP suspects pancreatic cancer, you will be referred to a cancer specialist, an oncologist, at your local hospital. The oncologist will carry out further tests to determine if you are suffering from pancreatic cancer and what stage it’s at too. Tests can include a CT scan, MRI scan or a biopsy.
Treatments For Pancreatic Cancer
If pancreatic cancer is found there are a number of options for treatment, which depend on the placement and stage of your cancer. The treatments available usually include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. If you want to know more about the treatments available for pancreatic cancer, the best place to start is with the Macmillan Cancer Support page on the subject.
Pancreatic Cancer Compensation Claims
Claiming for a pancreatic cancer misdiagnosis is easy with Asons. Our team is experienced in dealing with these kinds of cases, so we know exactly what’s needed to make a successful claim. If you were not seen within the stated time frames, or if you were diagnosed with another, less or more, severe illness, or your cancer was not diagnosed at all, you may have a valid claim for compensation. We’ll be able to advise you on the possibility of you making a claim quickly and simply – all we need are a few details from you. Why not give us a call right now to find out if you are eligible for compensation.
Our solicitors can provide expert claim advice in a FREE consultation if you are unsure; simply call 01204 521 133.
How Much Will I Get?
Everyon’e’s claim is entirely different, so it is difficult to advise accurately. However, our Medical Negligence Compensation Calculator may provide a rough estimate of what you may receive. These estimates are based on your injuries and also other factors, such as psychological problems and missed time at work.
It’s Not Personal!
Claiming compensation if you’ve suffered because of someone else’s negligence is not personal – it’s your right! Never, feel guilty or bad about making a claim for compensation, even if you know the person you are claiming from well. You may consider them a friend, but if they are also your healthcare professional, they should make sure that the treatment you receive is both timely and correct.
All healthcare professionals are obliged to have insurance to cover themselves for just this type of situation. It’s this insurance that you claim from, not the individual.
Our Pancreatic Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims Experience
If you’re making a claim for pancreatic misdiagnosis compensation, you want to know that you have the best people for the job. That’s us!
Asons are experienced at claiming compensation for cases of misdiagnosis of pancreatic cancer and we like to keep things simple. We use clear, plain English – no fancy jargon here – so that you understand what’s happening with your case and why.
We do all the hard work, so you don’t have to. You’ll have a dedicated claim handler who will explain how everything works, we’ll contact the other people involved with the claim and deal with all the correspondence on your behalf. We take the stress, so you don’t have to.
Making a claim for a pancreatic cancer misdiagnosis is time limited by something called a ‘statute of limitations’. What this means for you, is that any claim for compensation you want to make, has to be done within three years of the date of the misdiagnosis or three years from when you were made aware that the misdiagnosis affected your prognosis in a negative way.
At Asons, we can tell you quickly and easily if you can make a claim for compensation. If you can, we’ll help you through the process – from the beginning right through to end – you’re in safe hands at Asons!
‘No Win, No Fee’
The last thing you need when you are considering making a claim for compensation is to be worrying about how you will pay for it. For this reason, Asons operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means you pay nothing, not one penny, until we’ve won your case.
And, if the person liable for your suffering admits to negligence, before your compensation claim comes through, you will be entitled to claim for interim payments. These can you help pay for any expensive treatment you may need, or rehabilitation you’d like to try. They can also help to cover the everyday costs that build up, such as gas and electric and food bills.
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
Our friendly and experienced team are waiting to help. If you’d like to find out whether Asons can help you make a claim for clinical negligence compensation – call us. In no time at all, we’ll be able to tell you how likely your claim for compensation is to succeed. At that point, you can choose to go ahead with the claim or not – you decide!