What Is A Tumour?
A tumour, is an abnormal mass of tissue which may be solid or fluid-filled. A tumour does not necessarily indicate cancer, though they are usually one of its earliest signs. This is why it is extremely important that doctors take symptoms most commonly related to tumours seriously. There are three main types of tumour: benign tumours (not cancerous), pre-malignant tumours (soon to be cancerous), or malignant tumours (cancerous).
In cases where a tumour is cancerous, an accurate diagnosis needs to be made as quickly as possible. Any delay may cause extremely costly complications, which could prove to be fatal. If there has been a shortfall in the care you received, there may be grounds for a medical negligence claim.
How Are Tumours Diagnosed?
When a tumour is found, a piece of the tissue is removed and examined under a microscope in a procedure known as a biopsy. This must be performed to determine whether the tumour is cancerous or not. Depending on the location of the tumour, this initial biopsy may be a simple procedure or a more serious surgical operation.
A CT, MRI, or PET scan can also determine the exact location of the tumour and see how far it has spread.
Other tests that may be performed include blood tests, bone marrow biopsies, chest x-rays, complete blood count and liver function tests.
How Do I Know If I Can Make A Tumour Misdiagnosis Claim?
With today’s significant advances in medical technology, cancer is now being recognised at its earliest stages, which means a better outcome for the patient. Their quality of life, survival chances and life expectancy prognosis all dramatically improve.
However, if negligent treatment of your condition has resulted in a misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis of the tumour and you have suffered as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.
A timely and correct diagnosis can lead to quick treatment, meaning the patient is subject to minimal suffering. Yet a delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis altogether, can allow the tumour to worsen. This could mean the spread of cancer, damage other neighbouring organs, or generally worsening, causing significant and unnecessary suffering – sadly even, in many cases, death.
If you feel a medical professional allowed a tumour to develop unnecessarily, due to lack of diagnosis or misdiagnosis, you may be able to make a claim for tumour misdiagnosis 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.
‘No Win No Fee’
At Asons Solicitors, we have taken the risk out of making a claim for all of our clients, which is why over 98% of our claims are No Win No Fee. This way, we can allow everyone access to justice, regardless of their financial position. If you choose to make a claim with us, there are no upfront fees or unexpected costs, as we take on the risk for you.
More on ‘No Win, No Fee’ here.
Our Tumour Misdiagnosis Claims Experience
Asons are experts in dealing with claims for compensation of this kind. Our medical negligence solicitors can assess your case quickly and easily. And, we will offer you honest, straight-forward advice about how likely you are to be successful if you make a claim, in just a matter of minutes. So give us a call – we’re here to help!
Tumour Misdiagnosis Resources
Our guide, How Will A Cancer Misdiagnosis Change Your Life? was written to provide information and guidance on how to deal with a cancer misdiagnosis, as well as highlighting the occurrence rates of these errors due to an overworked NHS.
As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your clinical negligence case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you. We help acquire all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
All you need to do is call us and speak to one of our specialist compensation claim solicitors. At this stage, it’s a free, informal chat – you’re not obliged to anything. We’ll need just a few minutes of your time to assess the chances of your case being successful. And, if you’d like to go ahead, we’ll get the ball rolling immediately.