Cancer of the Cervix
Our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors help people who have suffered from negligent medical treatment of cancer of the cervix.
Compensation can be claimed where there has been delayed diagnosis of cancer of the cervix or substandard surgery or treatment for cancer of the cervix due to Medical Negligence.
Do contact our friendly team of specialist lawyers at Medical Solicitors. We conduct most of our Clinical and Medical Negligence claims under ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements. So, you do not have to worry about how you are going to afford to bring a claim. You have nothing to lose in speaking to us.
About Cancer of the Cervix Care
Cervical screening for early detection of cancer of the cervix began in the mid-1960s and covered many women but not all. In 1988, the NHS introduced the National Cervical Screening Programme for women aged 25-65. About £4million women take part annually.
The Programme is meant to detect early cervical changes that can lead to cancer. Detection early on leads to simple and effective treatment for about 80-90% of cases.
Most cases of cancer of the cervix take many years to develop so screening should detect all of these cases before the cancer is advanced. Unfortunately, there are sometimes errors in the interpretation of samples taken leading to late diagnosis and legal claims. Sometimes, a doctor may fail to act appropriately upon reported test results. If a patient has been having regular screening but is then diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer, questions need to be asked.
The following are summaries of just a few successful claims brought by our Director, Caroline Moore
£1.5million for a former successful University psychologist. Firstly, she was diagnosed with granulosa tumour of her ovary (in her case a slow growing cancer). At that time, she had a CT scan, when spread to her lungs was missed. Six months later, her lung cancer was picked up but was misdiagnosed as a separate, unrelated lung small cell cancer (fast growing and deadly). A Medical Cancer expert reported that the chances of suffering from two different, unrelated cancers in such a small time period are far less than winning the lottery! What had actually happened was that the lung cancer cells, left undiagnosed for six months, had divided and grown and were displaying changes that the laboratory department failed to recognise as granulosa rather than small cell cancer. As a result of the errors in CT scan error, and the misdiagnosis of lung cancer, she was subjected to the most aggressive cancer treatments. These treatments included radiotherapy to her brain and bone marrow transplantation. As a result, she was left with lower cognitive ability and could not continue her successful career, or work at all. She was also deprived of the chance of having any children.
£160,000 to a lady who suffered permanent lymphadenopathy of her legs after delayed diagnosis if her cancer. The lymphadenopathy was a risk of the radical hysterectomy procedure that she had. However, she would not have needed the hysterectomy if her cervical smears had been correctly reported.
£120,000 for a 40-year-old lady who was not expected to live after a 5-year period during which her cervical smears were incorrectly interpreted.
£90,000 for a 38-year-old mother of two. She had not ruled out having another child when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had surgery to remove her womb. Unfortunately, she suffered nerve damage during the surgery that confined her to a wheelchair for three months. She then had to walk with a stick for 12 months and was left with a permanent limp. Diagnosis 5 years earlier would have led to simple laser treatment that would have cured her, preserved her fertility and avoided any permanent disability.
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