Bladder cancer is a fairly common cancer which can affect both men and women. Around 10,000 people in the UK will develop bladder cancer each year, and if spotted early, less invasive tumours have a high chance of being cured. The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell bladder cancer, which can be divided into two groups – superficial tumours (occurring in four out of five cases) and muscle invasive tumours (occurring in one out of five cases). The condition leads to tumours developing in the bladder’s lining, with symptoms including pelvic area pain, blood in urine, the need to use the toilet more frequently than usual and the need to get up to urinate in the night.
Unfortunately, failure to diagnose bladder cancer is fairly common, as these symptoms can be indicative of many other infections and illnesses. However, those over 40 who frequently present with urinary infections and blood in urine should be referred to a urologist, who should organise a cystoscope or ultrasound scan to check for bladder cancer.
Medical negligence claims – are they worth it?
If a failure to diagnose bladder cancer has impacted your life, you may be considering claiming compensation. Pain, suffering and loss of earnings will all be taken into account when making a claim, so if you have been forced to take time off work for treatment due to a misdiagnosis, you should consider claiming. Finding a personal injury lawyer who works on a 100% no win no fee* basis ensures you won’t have to foot the bill for expensive upfront legal fees, and there is a three-year time limit in which to make your claim, so it is important to act quickly.
How we can help with your claim
The aftermath of any illness can be a stressful time; even more so if you have suffered misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness as the result of medical negligence. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we like to make the claims process as simple as possible, so we offer confidential, no-obligation advice. You can call us 24/7 on our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our team of professional personal injury lawyers, and we’ll work to get you the compensation you deserve. All our lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis so whatever your concerns about making a claim, get in touch today and we will be able to help you.