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Testicular Cancer Compensation
If you or a loved one have been affected by delayed or misdiagnosis of testicular cancer, the specialist solicitors at JMW can help you make a successful claim to compensate for the suffering caused. Such errors can have devastating consequences and it is important you are able to secure the compensation to which you are entitled.
Our approachable and sympathetic solicitors can provide the expert guidance you need at what can be a particularly difficult time. Speak to a member of the team to find out more about the options available to you by calling us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a convenient time.
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Testicular tumours are the most common tumours in males between the ages of 20 and 40 and incidences appear to be increasing. However, with early detection and new and improved treatments, the chances of a recovery are high.
The causes of testicular cancer are not fully understood. The main risk factor appears to be having an undescended testicle. It also is known to run in families; men with a brother or father who have had the condition have a higher risk of developing it.
A third of all testicular cancers present following trivial trauma. It is not the trauma that causes the cancer; rather the trauma brings a pre-existing abnormality to the attention of the patient.
If you find a lump on your testicles, you should visit your GP as soon as possible. In order to determine whether or not a lump is cancerous, your doctor will typically carry out a physical examination of your testicles. This may involve them holding a small light against the lump to see if light is able to pass through it; if it does not pass through, this can be an indication that the lump is cancerous.
Should your GP think the lump may be cancerous, there are a number of further tests that may need to be carried out. These can include:
- Scrotal ultrasound - High frequency waves are used to provide an image of the inside of your testicle
- Blood tests - These are used to detect hormones in the blood that are often produced by testicular cancer
- Biopsy - An examination of the tumour that can often result in the affected testicle being removed
- Other tests - These can include X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
If you believe any of these tests were carried out incorrectly by a medical professional, they weren't carried out at all when they should have been, or if the results were misinterpreted and this had a negative impact on your battle with testicular cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. We can provide the legal support you need to make sure your claim is a success.
Early diagnosis is crucial, but unfortunately this doesn't always happen. The most common forms of negligence regarding testicular cancer include:
- A GP wrongly dismissing a patient's symptoms
- A GP failing to refer a patient to a specialist to examine a lump
If a doctor makes a mistake regarding testicular cancer it can have very serious consequences. Our clinical negligence specialists have worked on many cases of this kind and have a proven track record of recovering funds. These funds can make a huge difference to the quality of life of you and your family.
Headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, our clinical negligence team is highly regarded throughout the UK and includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel.