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Bladder cancer claims

If you or your family have been affected by the late diagnosis or misdiagnosis of bladder cancer, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our bladder cancer negligence experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Patients with bladder cancer tend to present to their GP with blood in the urine, dysuria and frequency of micturition. This is often mistaken for a urinary tract infection and treated with antibiotics. Patients should be referred to a specialist urology surgeon.  The urologist should take a history, perform an examination and organise investigations to include: full blood count, liver and renal function tests, bacteriological and cytological examination. An IVP (intravenous pyelogram) may be ordered to look at the urothelial tract radiologically  or an ultrasound. The urologist should then admit the patient for cystoscopy.

Delays in Diagnosis

Treatment of bladder cancer depends on whether the tumour is superficial, invasive or metastatic. Superficial tumours are resected by diathermy at cystoscopy. This is accompanied by intravesical chemotherapy.  Invasive bladder cancer is treated by radiation or surgery. Metastatic bladder cancer is treated with chemotherapy. Mistakes in diagnosing bladder cancer can be very serious. Claims may be brought for:

  • Failure to take an accurate history
  • Failure to refer a patient to a urologist for further investigation
  • Mistakes in interpreting the investigations
  • Mistaken diagnosis of bladder cancer

Why choose Fieldfisher's medical negligence team?

Settlements

We achieve record damages for people suffering serious injury following medical negligence. Last year, we recovered more than £200m in compensation claims.

Experience

We have more than 30 years' experience pursuing claims for people injured by medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical accidents and medical mistakes.

Recognised

We are ranked top tier in leading legal directories and regularly recognised in industry awards. We are accredited by APIL, panel members of AvMA and members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

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