Kidney Cancer Medical Negligence Solicitors - Compensation Claim Lawyers
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The most common form of kidney cancer in adults is called renal cell carcinoma. There are other types of kidney cancer that can develop, however these forms are less common. Transitional cell carcinoma, a cancer that affects the ureters, can start in the kidneys. Children are a higher risk of developing Wilms’ tumor kidney cancer, than other forms. While it is not entirely clear why, the rates of kidney cancer appear to be on the rise. A large number of kidney cancers are found during tests or treatments for other medical conditions or diseases. Imaging scans such as CT scans are being utilized more often in medical screenings, which may help discover kidney cancers at an earlier stage. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of kidney cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.
Kidney cancer may be discovered unintentionally while other medical procedures are being conducted. Kidney cancer may not present any symptoms in the earliest stages; however there are obvious symptoms in later stages. These symptoms include painful spasm, a dull pain, a high temperature that will not go down, and blood in the urine. There may also be a lump on the kidney that can be palpated during a physical examination. That being said, these symptoms are also common in other, much less serious conditions such as a kidney infection or kidney stones. This means there is a high risk for a kidney cancer misdiagnosis by a medical professional. When this happens, a form of medical negligence has occurred. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of kidney cancer due to failure to recognise the symptoms may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.
After a complete physical examination, blood testing and urine sample testing concludes with an initial diagnosis of kidney cancer, further testing should be ordered by a renal specialist or a haematuria clinic. These tests should include MRI scans, CT scans, x-rays, and the use of radioactive substances to gain clear images. In most cases, there is no need to take a tissue sample by means of a biopsy; however there may be some cases where a laboratory will need to verify the diagnosis with a sample. Some patients may need to undergo an ultrasound scan as well. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of kidney cancer due to failure to recognise the symptoms may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.
Misdiagnosis & Delay
The best possible chance for a full recovery from kidney cancer depends upon an accurate and prompt diagnosis. If for any reason there is a delay in diagnosis, or there has been a complete misdiagnosis, you may have grounds for a legal claim. These claims are filed in a court of law and strive to offer some compensation for the damage that has been done to the victim. In some cases, the victim perishes and is not able to file a claim of his or her own. If this has occurred, a claim may be able to be filed on behalf of the victim by the surviving family members. Late diagnosis or mis-diagnosis of kidney cancer may be due to medical negligence and give rise to a personal injury compensation claim for damage and loss.
Kidney Cancer Medical Negligence Solicitors
If you or someone you know has suffered because of a kidney cancer misdiagnosis, do not wait to seek legal help. Our team of medical negligence solicitors is here to help you and has a wide variety of resources at their disposal. All of our cases are taken 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. Once your claim has settled you will receive your compensation in full. Do not wait to seek the justice you deserve. Please call, email, or use the contact form on this website to contact us today. Your case will be reviewed for free, with no further obligation.
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