Bladder Cancer Negligence Claims Guide – How To Claim For Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis Medical Negligence
On this page, you are going to find a complete guide to the legal process involved in making a personal injury claim for bladder cancer. If you are still within the personal injury claims time limit of three years, then this guide should be useful to you. It covers bladder cancer caused by workplace-related illness, how clinical negligence such as misdiagnosis can exacerbate the condition, as well as general information about bladder cancer.
Instead of reading all of this guide, you can just pull out the information that is most relevant in your own case, and then call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 so that we can help you begin your bladder cancer compensation claim.
Select a Section:
- A Guide To Claiming Compensation For Bladder Cancer
- What Is Bladder Cancer?
- What Are The Symptoms Of Reported Bladder Cancer
- How Serious Is Bladder Cancer And How Is It Treated?
- Bladder Cancer Survival Statistics
- What Are The Risk Factors For Contracting Bladder Cancer In The Workplace?
- Can I Make A Claim For Workplace Bladder Place?
- Can I Make A Bladder Cancer Claim If I Smoked?
- Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Or Late Diagnosis Related To Bladder Cancer
- Elements Which You Can Include In A Bladder Cancer Claim
- Bladder Cancer Compensation Claims Calculator
- Conditional Fee Agreement Bladder Cancer Compensation Claims
- How We Can Help You Make A Personal Injury Claim
- How To Contact Us And Start Your Claim
- Useful Links
A Guide To Claiming Compensation For Bladder Cancer
This guide to making personal injury claims for bladder cancer, will be of help to people who have contracted cancer through work-related activities, had their bladder cancer made worse by clinical negligence, and other ways that people make have a valid reason to claim compensation for such a medical condition. Bladder cancer is a serious illness, terminal in a large percentage of cases. So, this guide will also be useful for family members and dependents of a person who has died due to bladder cancer, with a reason to make a claim against a third party. It contains information such as:
- A very basic medical definition of just what bladder cancer is, and its possible causes.
- A list of the main symptoms of reported bladder cancer that victims will manifest.
- A look at how serious bladder cancer is, and how it can affect the life of the victim in many ways for an extended period, even if they do survive.
- A presentation of the key statistics about bladder cancers cases in the UK and what the expectancy of making a full recovery is.
- Information on the risks that a person might find in the workplace that could directly or indirectly lead to them contracting bladder cancer at a later stage.
- A discussion of the issue of claiming for work-related bladder cancer, and whether a victim would be eligible to make a claim or not.
- Info that will be relevant to smokers who have developed bladder cancer, and how being a smoker will affect their eligibility to make a compensation claim.
- An explanation of how clinical negligence, cancer misdiagnosis and late diagnosis could lead to the victim of reported bladder cancer to have a cause to claim compensation.
- A list of the main types of damages that your bladder cancer settlement might include.
- An introduction to the personal injury claims service offers to all residents of the UK under a No Win No Fee agreement.
Although we have tried to present all of the facts and information that a victim of reported bladder cancer might need to become more informed about the legal process of malign a compensation claim, you may have more questions. If you do, you can telephone Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this guide and we can answer them all for you.
What Is Bladder Cancer?
Bladder cancer is the general term used to describe a medical condition where a cancerous growth has begun to grow on the lining of the bladder, and then subsequently moves inwards to the bladder itself.
The bladder cancer is classified by how severe or advanced it is, and in cases where the cancer has begun to move on to other areas in the human body, it is called metastatic bladder cancer.
If the cancer is caught early, and the tumour is within the bladder lining, then it is deemed to be a minor case, that most people will recover from. However, when the tumour has spread into the muscle of the bladder, this is much more serious and will have a much higher probability of moving to other areas in the human body.
Although it can be very hard to pin down exactly what caused the bladder cancer to occur, in most cases, doctors attribute it to the patient being contaminated by some type of carcinogenic material sometime in the past.
If you need to find a personal injury solicitor to make a bladder cancer claim on your behalf, then consider contacting us here at Legal Expert on the telephone number that you will find at the bottom of this guide.
What Are The Symptoms of Reported Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer symptoms can vary between males and females. Although both sexes will develop one or more of the main symptoms discussed below.
The key symptoms that are highly indicative that bladder cancer exists, are:
- Significant levels of pain in the pelvis for no apparent reason.
- Sharp, regular pain every time to attempt to pass water.
- Haematuria, which is typified by blood in the urine or very darkly coloured (brown) urine for a period of a day or more.
There are also some tertiary symptoms that victims of reported bladder cancer may manifest. However, these symptoms are shared with a number of medical conditions, and unless they are combined with one of the major symptoms above, they generally would not be a cause to worry. These minor symptoms of reported bladder cancer are:
- Having to pass water very frequently.
- A constant level of lower back pain for no specific reason.
How Serious Is Bladder Cancer And How Is It Treated?
Bladder cancer from carcinogenic chemicals is a very serious medical condition, potentially life-threatening in most cases. The treatment for bladder cancer, depending on how advanced it is when it is discovered, but generally will consist of medical procedures such as these below.
In the less severe type of reported bladder cancer where the tumour is within the bladder lining, it can be operated on to remove the cancer entirely. TURBT is the medical acronym for this procedure. Once the procedure has been completed, the patient will almost always be given a course of chemotherapy to make sure that it is unlikely that the tumour will return.
For the more serious cases of reported bladder cancer, where the tumour has moved into the bladder muscle, a cystectomy will be performed, which will take the bladder our completely. Once this has been done, the patient will need to be permanently fitted with a surgical device to help them pass urine.
No matter how your bladder cancer is being treated, you may still need to claim compensation. Legal Expert can help you to do this, so give us a call on the telephone number in the last section of this guide to find out how.
Bladder Cancer Survival Statistics
As you can see from the graph above, bladder cancer is not one of the most common of all types of cancer. However, it can be one of the most serious.
The survival rates for bladder cancer are different between men and women, with women have a slightly lower survival rate. For men, the 1-year survival rate is 76.6%, the 5-year survival rate is 56.9% and the 10-year survival rate is 54.4%. For women, the 1-year survival rate is 76.6%, the 5-year survival rate is 56.7% and the 10-year survival rate is 53.9%.
Legal Expert has plenty of experience in helping our clients claim bladder cancer compensation, and we can do the same for you. Call us on the telephone number at the bottom of this guide to find out how.
What Are The Risk Factors For Contracting Bladder Cancer In The Workplace?
If you have contracted bladder cancer or any other form of cancer through workplace chemical exposure, then you should be able to engage a personal injury lawyer to make a compensation claim on your behalf.
However, the situation is quite complicated when it comes to making these kinds of claims. Even though every company is required to maintain Health & Safety standards to keep employees safe, it can take up to 25 years for exposure to a carcinogenic chemical to cause bladder cancer. Proving your employer was to blame 25 years after the event took place is sometimes very difficult.
However, some industries are well-known as high-risk jobs, and generally, it will be easier to claim compensation for workplace-related cancer if you work in: chemical manufacturing, petrochemical, plastics, dye factories, printing, decorating or rubber related companies.
Legal Expert can help you claim for workplace-related bladder cancer, no matter how long ago the chemical exposure occurred. Call us on the telephone number down at the bottom of this guide to find out how.
Can I Make A Claim For Workplace Bladder Cancer?
In order to make a successful claim for cancer compensation for work-related bladder cancer, you will need to prove that your employer failed in their duty to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.
There are two main sets of regulations that would apply in a work-related bladder cancer case. The first is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) which deals with protecting the workforce from poisonous and carcinogenic chemicals. The second is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which covers general requirements for keeping employees safe at all times.
Legal Expert can help you to prove that your employer has failed in their duty to comply with one or both of these sets of legislation and help you to make a work-related bladder cancer claim. Call us on the telephone number down at the bottom of this page to learn how.
Can I Make A Bladder Cancer Claim If I Smoked?
When you contract bladder cancer symptoms and visit your doctor to have the illness diagnosed, the doctor will ask you a number of questions, including whether you are or have been a smoker. This will help the doctor form an opinion on how the cancer was caused.
If you believe that a work-related incident caused your cancer, you will need to prove that your smoking habit did not. Legal Expert can help you with this. We can arrange for you to meet with a local medical specialist, who will draft an independent medical opinion about your case, to show that smoking did not cause your bladder cancer. Call us on the telephone number at the bottom of this guide to begin arranging this.
Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Or Late Diagnosis Related To Bladder Cancer
Medical negligence, when it occurs in relation to a bladder cancer case, can have life-threatening consequences. For example:
- Misdiagnosis – when a doctor misdiagnoses the type of cancer a patient has or even misdiagnoses them with a different type of illness completely, this can make the difference between the patient receiving the treatment they need early enough to save their lives, or the delay causing a loss of life.
- Late diagnosis – although not as bad as being diagnosed with entirely the wrong illness, a late diagnosis can still delay the correct treatment long enough to have lethal repercussions.
When a bladder cancer victim’s treatment is delayed, there is a greater chance of the cancer moving from the bladder lining, into the bladder muscle, which is a much more serious condition.
Legal Expert has the knowledge and expertise required to take on large organizations such as the NHS or other private healthcare providers and win a compensation claim. Contact us at the number that you will find in the last section of this guide to find out how we can help you.
Elements Which You Can Include In A Bladder Cancer Claim
When you make a claim for compensation for bladder cancer, the settlement you are offered will be made up of a few different types of damages. Both those that deal with the physical injury and those that deal with other losses. These damages can include, but are not limited to:
- General damages (physical):
- Pain – of the illness and pain caused by the treatment of the illness.
- Suffering – of the illness and caused by the treatment of the illness.
- Psychological damage – such as depression caused by the prospect of loss of life.
- Long-term conditions – for example, if your bladder was surgically removed and you will need to be fitted with a surgical device the enable you to urinate.
- Special damages (non-physical):
- Medical charges – such as paying for private bladder cancer treatment or having to pay for medication or prescription charges.
- Care costs – if you have had to have care in the home to help you deal with day to day tasks.
- Loss of earnings – if you have had to take an extended period away from work and lost out on earnings.
- Loss of future income – if your likelihood of returning to full-time employment is low.
- Travel costs – to have your illness treated and also to deal with aspects of the actual compensation claim.
Bladder Cancer Compensation Claims Calculator
We have not provided a personal injury claims calculator tool on this page, as they are simply inaccurate and don’t give a real indication of compensation amounts. Instead, we offer this table, which shows historic amounts paid in the past:
|Bladder||Complete loss of function of the bowel, as well as loss of control of urinary function, with ongoing suffering and additional complications.||Severe||Up to £161,520|
|Bladder||Complete loss of function of the bowel, as well as loss of control of the urinary function.||Serious||Up to £123,310|
|Bladder||Some loss of function of the bowel, combined with some level of incontinence and possibly permanent pain.||Moderate||£56,100 to £70,090|
|Bladder||For injuries that have, after some time, healed fully but will leave the person in danger of bowel problems in the future.||Minor||£20,530 to £27,450|
Conditional Fee Agreement Bladder Cancer Compensation Claims
If you need to make a claim for bladder cancer, for a work-related illness, or for a case of reported bladder cancer made worse by clinical negligence, then the No Win No Fee claims service offered by us here at Legal Expert is the perfect way to make such a claim.
There is no charge to begin a claim and also no charge while we make the claim on your behalf. This is an entirely risk-free to make a claim as if we fail to procure compensation for you, then we wipe the slate clean and you pay nothing. However, if and when you do receive a pay-out, then we will ask you to pay our fees.
How We Can Help You Make A Personal Injury Claim
Legal Expert has many years of experience in claiming significant levels of compensation on behalf of our clients and we can do the same for you. We understand the process of making claims for clinical negligence from the NHS. We also understand how to prove your employer failed in their Health & Safety duties, causing your illness.
We will always be on hand to answer any questions about the claims process we are filing on your behalf. We will also always update you whenever we have to take action regarding your claim. Call us on the number below to begin your claim today.
How To Contact Us And Start Your Claim
If you need to begin a compensation claim for bladder cancer, you can call Legal Expert on right 0800 073 8804 now. Once we have learned a little more about your condition and the circumstances leading up to it, we will advise you on what to do next.
On the page we have linked below, you will find a full guide to the process of making compensation claims for clinical negligence:
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On the page we have linked below, you will find a full guide to the process of making a compensation claim for injuries or illness that were caused by exposure to hazardous materials:
On the page we have linked below, you will find statistics regarding the survivability of reported bladder cancer published by Cancer Research UK:
On the page we have linked below, you will find information about bladder cancer that has been published by the NHS. It covers symptoms, treatment and causes: