Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
Testicular cancer is most prevalent in males aged 15-49. Survival rates for the disease are high with 91% of men diagnosed surviving for 10 or more years.*
Sadly, there are still many cases where medical professionals have failed to recognise and diagnose breast cancer early on, in some cases resulting in cancer spreading to other parts of the body and even terminal illness.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to late or misdiagnosed testicular cancer speak to our medical negligence solicitors today.
We offer our clients:
- No Win No Fee agreements
- A free, initial, no-obligation assessment
- Expert medical negligence legal advice
- Maximum compensation
We will handle your claim with empathy and care. Contact us today on 0344 854 7000 or submit your enquiry below and we will call you back.
What is testicular cancer?
Testicular cancer happens with healthy cells in the testes become altered and start to grow out of control. For more information on testicular cancer visit the NHS website.
What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?
The signs and symptoms of testicular cancer can include:
- A lump or swelling in the testicles
- Pain or aching in the testicles
- Heaviness in the scrotum
If you have any of the above symptoms you should visit your GP to get it checked out. In order to diagnose testicular cancer doctors should:
- Conduct a physical examination
- Carry out blood tests
- Carry out an ultrasound
What is classed as negligent treatment?
If you received negligent treatment which meant that your testicular cancer was misdiagnosed you may be eligible to make a claim. Our medical negligence solicitors may be able to help you to make a claim if your misdiagnosis led to:
- Cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
- Your life expectancy being reduced.
- You experienced loss of earnings due to having to take time off work due to sickness.
- You needed to have surgery to remove the testes (a bilateral orchidectomy) due to being diagnosed late or to a misdiagnosis.
How much will my claim be worth?
It is not possible to say exactly how much your testicular cancer misdiagnosis claim will be worth. Each compensation payout is calculated based on the individual circumstances of each case. Solicitors calculate claims 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-accident.
- 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 testicular cancer negligence claim within three years of the date that you became aware that your treatment was negligent.
What can making a claim help with?
Making a claim can help you to pay for things to help you rebuild your life. Compensation can be used to cover:
- Loss of earnings
- Private corrective surgery
- Private care
- Medical expenses such as prescription charges.
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.