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Breast Cancer Compensation Claim
Research carried out by experts found that breast cancer affects one in eight females. The highest rates of breast cancer are known in America.
You can test yourself regularly for breast cancer. If you find a lump on your breast that feels different to the rest of your breast or your other breast, then we recommend that you have a screening.
There is a no known reason why breast cancer is so common in females, but there are some factors that can prevent the likelihood of breast cancer occurring. These are:
- Lack of exercise
- Exposure to radiation through regular X-rays during youth
- Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
Also, there are some risk factors that are linked to breast cancer that women do not have control of:
- Age – the risk increases as a woman gets older.
- Genes – there are two genes that increase the risk, BRCA1 and BRCA2.
- Personal factors – a woman beginning her periods at the age of 12 or below and a woman who goes through menopause after the age of 58.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK. About 50,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. A large number of these people are women. At one time or the other, the people you may know are either infected or affected hence making it a serious condition. The rates of survival from breast cancer have been on the increase with a high percentage of the people being able to survive the disease. However, there are times that medical personnel have made various mistakes. These include causing different kinds of injuries, making the disease more difficult to treat or creating a lower chance of survival. In such cases, it is possible to make breast cancer compensation claims based on clinical negligence.
There has been an increasing number of cases that are related to cancers. This is mainly breast cancer. There are different types of medical errors that may make it necessary to make a medical claim. Most of these cases are related to issues of negligence that arise from improper diagnosis or the delay of diagnosis.
These are caused by some factors. They include the following:
- The failure by the general practitioner to refer a patient for further tests after they present with symptoms such as a lump in the armpit or the breast.
- Conduction of insufficient tests when the lump has been found.
- The incorrect reading of the test or the issuance of a negative instead of a positive result.
- The other types of breast cancer compensation claims are related to medication issues about chemotherapy. There are also issues of side effects of medication used or the incorrect or inappropriate treatment offered.
- The errors can also be as a result of surgical procedures that carry some degree of risk for the surgeon. However, you will have to prove that the mistake was not reasonable.
There are some specialists who deal with clinical negligence. They are commonly referred to as solicitors and are located in many places that include London, Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool. Most of them have units that are placed regionally across various countries. Members of these teams have a high level of expertise and experience in dealing with the claims. There are also industrial disease lawyers who deal with the compensation claims that are related to cancers that result from the exposure to workplace substances, which cause cancer such as asbestos. Several such cases have been successfully ruled in favour of the complainants. Most of them have emerged successful. This only happens if proper and appropriate proof is offered against the medical professional.
Some of these include the prominent cases of two women who were in their early thirties. At the time when they were diagnosed with cancer, they were taking care of young families. Both of them died because the medical personnel at Guy’s Hospital in London were not able to detect the cancer cells early. They were thus not able to pick their symptoms in advance. As such, it led to their deaths that could have been prevented.
The other example of breast cancer medical negligence claim was based on a late diagnosis by four months. The only treatment option was a mastectomy, whose wound broke down and was infected. It required three different to reshape the breast leading to the chronic infection of the breast. A compensation tune of £80,000 was demanded from the local NHS Foundation Trust.
If you have gone through any of the activities that have been mentioned above or have experienced several circumstances that are related to clinical negligence, then you can contact some of the reputable solicitors for more help.
However, the following are some of the factors that you will need to consider:
There are a variety of options available to make your claim. Most of the solicitors provide free advice at the beginning. Later you will get experts to support you through the procedure and help you manage your compensation claim. Although most cases differ in circumstance, a fee of between £5,000 and £5 million has been paid out depending on the circumstances.
The most common symptom of breast cancer is the presence of a lump or thick tissue in the breast or underarm. The others are changed in shape of the breast, discharge or blood from the nipple, dimpling of breast skin or pain in the breast. You should visit your GP if you notice any of these symptoms. This is important for an examination and assessment to determine whether further tests are required to make the diagnosis. These should be performed in sequence from a mammogram, scan, and needle aspiration or biopsy to avoid the risk of getting a false negative.
Once you have proven your claim of negligence, you will get the conditional fee agreement as a ‘No Win, No Fee’ claims solicitor. You will not be expected to pay any fee in case you do not win the case.
A lot of information about misdiagnosis and the delayed diagnosis of cancer can be found on the various sites belonging to different solicitors. You will also find details on how to make the claims, the charges, as well as the symptoms among other important information.
You will first need to write a letter to the institution of the concerned practitioner. This should have full and clear details of your concern. If you do not get any response, you can contact one of the many clinical negligence solicitors if you or someone that you know has gone through the clinical negligence of any form.
Making a claim bears strict time limit of 3 years after the accident occurred. Thus, you should ensure that you are quick so that your claim falls within this time frame for it to be accepted.
It is an important thing that professionals in the medical field make a proper and early diagnosis of different diseases. It is because it is a step towards the prevention of unnecessary deaths. One of the most painful scenarios is the death of a loved one due to the negligence of these professionals. A common case that is related to such a situation is the misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of breast cancer. This has led to the early death of some people who would have been treated if things were handled in a more careful way. In case, you are one of those affected by this kind of negligence; you can seek help from Tylers Solicitors. They are well trained and experienced help you go through the court cases to get the legal compensation.
If you have been for a screening test and results didn’t show, or the doctor did not confirm you had breast cancer when you had, or the surgery did not go to plan when removing your breast cancer then you may be entitled to compensation. We recommend that you get in contact with a member of our team who offers professional advice and listens to your claims so they can gather a full understanding of your case. Our mission is to solve your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. We aim to solve your claim as soon as possible, and you do not need to worry about any legal complexities in the claim as we will take care of that.
Call Tyler’s claims specialist today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you are eligible for compensation. You have the best chance possible of receiving the compensation if this is has been caused by an injury or disease. You will receive free legal advice, medical expenses and if your claim is successful, then you will be awarded compensation. Remember we solely work on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ arrangement and are always available to answer any of your questions.
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