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Gall Bladder Cancer Medical Negligence Solicitors - UK Compensation Claims


Gall bladder cancer is not common. When the disease is diagnosed in the very early stages, the chances of the patient making a fully recovery are quite good. However, most cases of gallbladder cancer are not discovered early, and in later stages the chance of recovery is often poor. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of gall bladder cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Gall Bladder Cancer

The reason that gall bladder cancer is often not found until the later stages is because it does not have very many warning signs or symptoms. Also, the location of the gallbladder makes it hard to access, which can cause the cancer to grow for a considerable period time without notice.

Gall bladder cancer is somewhat rare and typically only affects people over the age of seventy. This disease affects more women than men, which is probably due to the fact that there are more older women than men. Gallbladder cancer misdiagnoses are often the result of the rarity of the disease, and the fact that it is not often seen by medical professionals or technicians. There are several risk factors that have been attributed to gallbladder cancer including: gall stones, polyps, porcelain gallbladder, inflammation, smoking, abnormal bile ducts, a family history of the condition, and obesity.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Unfortunately, there are no real tell tale symptoms of gall bladder cancer in the earliest stages. That being said, when gall stones are surgically removed, there are times the surgeon will notice certain abnormalities and may order further tests. In most cases, however, cancer is only found later on when symptoms do appear and may include a high fever, general ill feeling, sudden pain which may come or go in the right side of the abdomen. Gall bladder cancer may also block bile ducts from the gallbladder to the digestive system, which could cause bile to be absorbed into the body, leading to other symptoms such as jaundice. Since these symptoms are associated with other less serious conditions such as gall stones a misdiagnosis of gall bladder cancer is not uncommon. That fact, combined with the issue of elderly patients being reluctant to seek treatment can lead to serious life threatening complications. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of gall bladder cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.

Medical Negligence Solicitors

Our team of medical negligence solicitors specialise in clinical negligence compensation claims. All of the cases we take are carried out on a no win no fee* basis. We operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. If you are looking for more information on the court process, how to issue a claim, or just to find out what your best course of action may be, please contact our office today. You can call, email, or use the contact form on this website to reach us. Our consultations are always provided completely free of charge, with no further obligation required on your part. If you decide to pursue your case, you can rest assured everything will be handled for you, leaving you nothing to worry about except your personal recovery. Medical negligence especially relating to a misdiagnosis of gallbladder cancer can be truly devastating. You have legal rights, and you do not have to be a victim twice. Find out how we can help you with your case.


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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here