Leukemia Misdiagnosis

What you need to know before you file your misdiagnosis claim

What is Leukemia?

Leukemia is a type of cancer which occurs when there is an abnormality in the bone marrow. There are four types of Leukemia stages. Each stage has its own methodology of treatment and average of success. As you would expect, the stages which are more advanced have the lowest risk of success where the lower stages have a higher risk of successful treatment. The four types of leukemia are:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Acute Myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Chronic Myeloid leukemia (CLM)

It should be noted that as Leukemia is a cancer treatment of such is never fully guaranteed. However, diagnosis of the leukemia should be something which a normal doctor, medical staff, or nurse practitioner can perform.

What are some of the symptoms of Leukemia?

Please note that sometimes leukemia goes undetected because there are no symptoms present. Also, please note that if you have any of these symptoms,  it does not necessarily mean that you have leukemia. You are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of a doctor, medical staff, nurse, or practitioner if you have any concerns regarding your symptoms as it relates to possible leukemia. These symptoms include:

  • A loss of skin pigmentation or an unnatural vulnerability to sunlight
  • Prolonged fatigue
  • The inability to fight off infections and common illnesses (such as the cold and flu)
  • Bleeding frequently from abnormal areas (such as the gums)
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Pain in the internal organs
  • Pain in the bones and joints
  • Constant and excessive sweating
  • Sudden and dramatic weight loss

How is Leukemia diagnosed?

Leukemia is diagnosed from a number of methods including x-rays and scans. However, the most common form of detection is through blood test and bone marrow samples. In the blood test the abnormality will show that there is a high level of white blood cells. Bone marrow test will usually be conducted after blood test to confirm that the person does have leukemia. It is generally practised that a number of test will be conducted on a potential leukemia patient (such as a lumbar puncture) in order to determine if and how sever leukemia’s presence is.

Should you file an Acne Negligence Compensation Claim?

Leukemia is a cancer and as such is a very serious illness which, if left untreated, is often fatal. If you have been misdiagnosed as not having leukemia by a doctor, medical staff, nurse, or practitioner when you have shown symptoms in which a normal professional would be able to conclude as being a symptom of leukemia and have found out that you do in fact have leukemia, you may have grounds for a leukemia compensation claim.

If you were refused a bone marrow test based upon negative results of a blood test only to discover that you have leukemia which could have been treated if the test had been performed as per your request, you have grounds for a claim.

Individuals which have been treated for a condition which is not leukemia and had their leukemia advance because of the mistreatment may have grounds for a claim.

Anyone who has had an x-ray, MRI, CT or other image diagnosis performed by a doctor, medical staff, nurse, or practitioner in which the Leukemia would have been noted by a doctor, medical staff, nurse, or practitioner of the same status and was not diagnosed as having leukemia, or if the severity of the potential for leukemia was minimized to avoid treatment (such as in cases where the patient would have treatment funded by the government), you may have grounds for a claim.

Considerations

Compensation claims must be filed in a timely manner. If you believe that you have been a victim of negligence then you are encouraged to start the claims process as soon as possible. Compensation claims have strict regulations and time stipulations in which you can file your claim. We will work with you to ensure that all the paperwork is done properly and filed on time.

When filing a claim you should never stop the treatment of your Leukemia. If you believe that you are not receiving the care you deserve, find another doctor, medical staff, nurse, or practitioner who can treat you and follow their advice.

We are here to help you

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with leukemia, or if you have a loved one who has died as a result of not being properly diagnosed with leukemia and would like more information about how you can file a leukemia misdiagnosis claim then please contact us. We will work one on one with you to evaluate the details and severity of your case and determine the best option to get the compensation that you deserve.

For more information surrounding your leukemia compensation claim, contact Tylers Solicitors today and take advantage of our knowledge skill and expertise. Call our freephone numbers today on 0800 699 0079 (Landline) Or  0333 577 0320 from your mobile. Together, we’ll win the compensation you deserve.

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