Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK with over 40,000 new diagnoses made each year. It is therefore not rare that you or indeed a loved one will be affected by the life-changing disease.
Perhaps more so than the various other forms of cancer, bowel cancer can often appear with little or no symptoms and so those suffering from it can often live their lives without any knowledge of its presence within them.
In addition to the relatively small number of associated symptoms, signs of bowel cancer often overlap with other, less serious, medical conditions prevalent in that area of our bodies.
Coupling these factors together, diagnosing bowel cancer therefore becomes extremely difficult with errors seeming rife. This confusion surrounding the signs and symptoms can often lead to the wrongful diagnosis of a completely unrelated illness or even no diagnosis at all.
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Unfortunately, erroneous diagnoses can lead to situations where recognised treatment methods are no longer able to succeed in curing those suffering from bowel cancer. Even where treatment remains a viable option, any delay the result of a misdiagnosis can often carry life changing side-effects for those afflicted by the condition.
This should never be allowed to happen.
Indeed, medical professionals in the Scotland owe a duty of care to their patients. This covers a variety of different responsibilities and helps ensure instances where they are breached is minimal. However, this does not mean they are eradicated completely and so when a misdiagnosis occurs, it is important that the relevant bodies are held accountable.
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With regard to bowel cancer, medical professionals have the responsibility to recognise certain symptoms for what they are and act swiftly in administering treatment to mitigate and ultimately try to remove the disease completely. However, as explained previously, this is not always the case.
If you have suffered from bowel cancer and were affected even further from a misdiagnosis then the medical professionals involved may have breached their duty of care and acted negligently. If so, then the law will allow you to recover compensation based on the loss you have consequently sustained.
At Scot Accident Claims, our specialist team are able to utilise their encompassing expertise and help you decide what steps to take next if you have been affected by medical negligence.
We will help you retrace the steps leading up to and during your diagnosis and aid you in determining at what stage it all went wrong.
Our lawyers understand that the thought of a claim for compensation on top of the various associated stresses an illness like cancer carries can often exacerbate your problems further. We therefore strive to ensure that client inconvenience is kept at a minimum and that we provide a supportive service throughout any necessary future steps.
If you believe you could have been affected by a negligent mistake at the hands of a medical professional then please do not hesitate to contact our team for free initial advice.
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