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Prostate cancer claims

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

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

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During this difficult time, we want to reassure our clients that we are open for business and working as normal. We are happy to respond immediately to new enquiries either to our enquiry line (0800 358 3848) or to an individual solicitor.

Our IT systems are robust enough for us to work from home and we are meeting current and new clients online and by telephone to deal with all enquiries. The courts, counsel and our experts are continuing to work on your behalf. We will contact all of our clients by phone to reassure you of our continuing support at this difficult time.

We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.

Paul McNeil, Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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Patients with prostate cancer usually present to their GP with urinary frequency, poor urine flow or difficulty starting and stopping urination. Associated symptoms may include bone pain, weight loss and general debility.  Following examination, GPs should refer patients to a urologist under the two-week NHS cancer referral pathway. The urologist should then repeat the examination, arrange routine blood tests and assess levels of acid phosphatase and prostate specific antigen (PSA). Chest and pelvic x-rays should be performed.

Delays in Diagnosis

Early stage treatment can be by way of either observation, radiotherapy or radical surgery. Locally advanced or metastatic cancer is treated with hormonal treatment. The current research suggests that early or late treatment offers the same prospect of survival. Therefore medical negligence claims are unlikely to succeed on the basis of delayed diagnosis alone. However, there may be merit in bringing a claim for mistaken diagnosis of prostate cancer or where there has been a delay in diagnosing the same for many years.

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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