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Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Ovarian cancer is the most common causes of death from gynaecological cancer in the UK.
A late or misdiagnosis of ovarian cancer can lead to devastating consequences such as infertility, cancer spreading to other parts of the body and even death.
If you, or a loved one, has suffered due to late or misdiagnosed ovarian cancer contact us to discuss starting a medical negligence claim.
We offer our clients:
- No Win No Fee agreements
- A free, initial, no-obligation assessment
- Expert medical negligence legal advice
- Maximum compensation
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What is ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer happens when abnormal cells in the ovary multiply and form a tumour. Ovarian cancer typically affects women over the age of 50, who have gone through the menopause, however it can affect younger women too.
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Many people ignore the early symptoms of ovarian cancer as they tend to come and go, and can be very similar to other illnesses. Early symptoms include:
- Constant abdominal bloating
- Pains in the stomach and/or pelvic area
- Feeling full soon after eating
- Frequently needing to urinate
Other symptoms can also include:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Changes in bowel habits
- Menstrual irregularities
- Painful intercourse
How is ovarian cancer misdiagnosed?
You may be able to bring a claim against the doctor or health care trust that administered your care if the failed to:
- Refer you to a specialist for tests.
- Follow up abnormal test results.
- Properly interpret test results.
- Diagnose symptoms correctly.
- Carry out the correct treatment after diagnosis.
Why should I make a claim?
Making a medical negligence claim through True Solicitors will help you to get the answers and the compensation that you deserve. We will:
- Investigate the mistakes that were made during your treatment.
- Instruct an independent medical expert to assess the details of your treatment to give their opinion on what went wrong and what should have happened.
- Collect evidence to build a case to prove that the health care trust’s negligence led to your misdiagnosis or worsening illness.
- Seek to get an admission of liability and apology from the health care trust responsible.
- Fight to get you the compensation that you deserve to make up for your pain and suffering, loss of earnings and ongoing medical and care needs.
How much will my claim be worth?
It is not possible to say exactly how much your ovarian cancer misdiagnosis claim will be worth. Each compensation payout is calculated based on the individual circumstances of each case. Your solicitor will calculate your claim based on general and special damages.
General damages: This is the compensation paid out for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity resulting from the misdiagnosis. Physical and psychological injuries are covered by general damages.
Special damages: This covers any current and future financial losses incurred as a result of the misdiagnosis. Examples of special damages include:
- Loss of earnings through being unable to attend work, or work to the same capacity as you did pre-illness.
- Medical and rehabilitation treatment costs.
- Care costs.
- Home and vehicle adaptation costs.
- Mobility aids.
Is there a time limit for making a claim?
You need to start your ovarian cancer negligence claim within three years of the date that you became aware that your treatment was negligent.
How much will it cost me to make a claim?
Our medical negligence solicitors will assess your case and if we believe it has good prospects, we will agree to take on your case under a conditional agreement. This is more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means that you will only pay legal fees if your claim is successful.
This is typically up to 25% of your settlement and will be explained to you at the start of the claims process.