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Testicular Cancer Compensation
If you or a loved one have been affected by delayed or misdiagnosed testicular cancer, the specialist solicitors at JMW can help you make a successful claim to compensate for the suffering caused
Errors of this kind can have devastating consequences on lives, so it is of the utmost importance that you secure compensation that will help you recover from the experience and get your life back on track.
Considered one of the leading clinical negligence teams in the UK, JMW’s solicitors will put you in the strongest possible position to claim the compensation you deserve. Our solicitors are able to handle cases on a no win, no fee basis.
We are here to provide you with the expert guidance you need at what is undoubtedly 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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How JMW Can Help
Headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, our medical negligence team is highly regarded throughout the UK and includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence solicitors and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.
We take a highly professional yet sensitive and personal approach to all of the cases we take on. Many of our clients come to us having been through very traumatic circumstances, and we, therefore, do all we can to make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
If you have suffered because of medical negigence, our solicitors can help you by bringing a claim against the NHS or a private healthcare provider on your behalf
How to Make a Testicular Cancer Negligence Claim
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 either has happened to you - or if you feel a mistake by a medical professional has affected you in a different way - we can help you understand whether you have a case and then lead you through the entire proces
We will put you in the best possible position to recover a financial award that will contribute to:
- The costs associated with any subsequent treatment required
- Ensuring the individual(s) responsible are held accountable for their errors
- Compensating you and your family for the emotional distress caused by negligence
By analysing patient records and consulting with independent medical experts, we will put together strong evidence that medical negligence played a part in your suffering.
What’s more, we will work to obtain interim payments to fund the costs of any immediate care you may require.
What is testicular cancer?
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; for instance, 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
How is testicular cancer diagnosed?
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, 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.