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Misdiagnosed Brain Tumour Claims
If you or a loved one have suffered due to a misdiagnosed brain tumour, you may have a case to claim medical negligence compensation. The expert solicitors at JMW are here to provide the legal help you need with your misdiagnosed brain tumour claim.
No matter the circumstances of your case, we will do everything we can to build the strongest possible claim and secure the compensation you need to move on with your life and recovery.
How JMW Can Help
The solicitors at JMW have extensive experience in helping people who have suffered due to misdiagnosed brain tumours and other examples of medical negligence and have succeeded in recovering significant amounts of compensation. We have a great deal of expertise in securing compensation for clients who have suffered due to medical negligence.
We always take a professional and proactive approach and will provide the support you need throughout your case from beginning to end. We understand how stressful this process can be and will work hard to make the legal side of things as straightforward as possible.
What’s more, our clinical negligence team is led by Eddie Jones and is highly regarded throughout the UK with members on both the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel and the Law Society's specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors.
How to Make a Misdiagnosed Brain Tumour Claim
If your brain tumour has been misdiagnosed, it can result in lifelong medical consequences. Making a compensation claim can help you cover the future costs of care, while ensuring the medical professionals responsible are held accountable for their negligence.
By contacting JMW’s expert medical negligence solicitors, we will investigate the full details of your case, gathering evidence to support your claim by consulting medical reports and speaking to independent experts.
We will work to obtain interim payments where possible to help pay for any immediate care requirements you may have and will aim to settle the claim at the earliest opportunity.
FAQs About Brain Tumours
What is a brain tumour?
A brain tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue inside the skull, caused by unusually rapid cell division. There are two main types of brain tumour, malignant and benign, each of which needs to be treated and managed differently.
Of these two types, malignant or cancerous tumours are the most dangerous, as they can spread across the brain and even to the spine. They typically develop from the glial tissue, which provides support to the nerve cells in the brain.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Memory problems
- Changes in personality
Benign brain tumours, meanwhile, are non-cancerous tumours that tend not to spread. Examples include:
- Gliomas (tumours of the glial tissue)
- Acoustic neuromas (tumours of the acoustic nerve)
- Meningiomas (tumours of the membranes surrounding the brain)
While none of these will cause the same problems as a malignant tumour, they can still affect brain function and are typically graded on a scale from one to four, depending on their growth rate and how likely they are to regrow following treatment.
How should brain tumours be treated?
Treatment of benign tumours will depend on the type of tumour and its location in the body, but most can be removed through surgery and will not subsequently regrow. Management of malignant tumours is much more complex, utilising surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible, before radiotherapy and chemotherapy are used to kill off any remaining cancerous cells.
Such is the seriousness of malignant tumours that treatment is needed as soon as possible, as any delay can prove damaging. Achieving the best outcome for brain tumour patients is therefore highly dependent on getting the right diagnosis early, as the wrong treatment strategy can result in the survival or regeneration of the tumour.
As such, any errors made in the diagnosis of a brain tumour - such as incorrect interpretation of an MRI scan - can have very serious consequences, including fatalities.