Clinical Negligence – Bowel Cancer
In the UK it is estimated that bowel cancer is responsible for up to 10% of all deaths. As with all cancers early detection and diagnosis has a significant impact on the possibility of receiving a positive outcome. If you have been affected by bowel cancer and feel that you have not received the correct treatment from your medical team and this has had a negative impact on your prognosis then you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Why not speak to Accident Advice Helpline today and find out if our solicitor in Kettering can help you make a claim?
How a solicitor in Kettering can help
Obviously not everyone who has been diagnosed with bowel cancer will be able to make a claim for compensation. There are certain criteria that needs to be met in order for you to be entitled to make a claim.
One of the easiest and fastest ways for you to check your own eligibility is by taking the Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test. By answering a couple of relatively straight forward questions about your case (no specific or personal information will be required at this stage) we will be able to tell you not only if you could make a claim but how much that claim could be worth if you are successful.
Once you have the necessary information to know that you could make a claim you can always contact our solicitors in Kettering to find out more about your specific case and discuss the best way for you to proceed. We will do all we can to ensure that you get the outcome that you deserve.
Our solicitors in Kettering will be on hand to help you with every aspect of your claim including initially establishing where the clinical negligence lies.
Your solicitor in Kettering will need to establish that the level of care you received during your diagnosis or treatment has in some way been negligent. This effectively means that it fell below the standard of care that it is reasonable to expect your medical team to provide you with.
Combined with this your solicitor in Kettering we will also need to demonstrate the impact the below standard care you received had on your condition. For example, if your doctor failed to send you for tests, or failed to provide an accurate diagnosis of your condition, then it could be that the delay in discovery and treatment of your cancer meant it was at a much worse state when it eventually was found. This may have meant that what was a grade 1 cancer when you initially sought help, was actually a grade 4 by the time you were diagnosed. Such a leap would have a large impact on your prognosis.
To find out more information about making a clinical negligence claim, or any other type of claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 26th April 2014
Author: David Brown