Bowel Cancer Claims


    This disease affects both women and men equally in Ireland. For those aged 60 to 69, offers a free at-home test, but it’s important to catch the disease early.

    For this reason, it’s important to get a correct diagnosis. It’s possible to require surgery or further treatment as a result of misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis.

    What is cancer medical malpractice?

    Referral for follow-up assessment should be made for any patient who presents with cancer symptoms to their GP or A&E. If cancer is found, treatment must be implemented immediately.

    Some cancer-related situations may be considered medically negligent:

    • Detection of cancer signs and symptoms
    • The failure to seek medical attention if a cancer diagnosis is suspected
    • Failure to receive treatment within a reasonable timeframe.
    • Not starting treatment within a specified timeframe
    • Undiagnosed or misdiagnosed cancers
    • Improper treatment plan implementation
    • Failure to monitor the progress of cancer and make necessary adjustments to the treatment regime.
    • Mistakes during surgery Failure to explain cancer treatment’s risks

    How does cancer medical negligence affect people?

    Cancer can progress to a more severe stage if it is not detected in a timely manner. Each day that cancer is left undiagnosed or untreated, the damage it can do increases. Cancers can be both slow-growing and curable, but any delay in treatment can impact the final result.

    Because of this, it may be necessary to administer more aggressive and immediate treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, than was necessary previously. An early-stage diagnosis of colon cancer, for example, may allow the removal of polyps before they develop into cancerous tumours or spread to other parts of your body. However, another few months may see cancer spread further than the colon and through the lymph nodes, ending up in the liver and other distant organs. Many cancer patients have a variety of treatment options, however, getting better could be difficult if cancer is left untreated.

    Can I sue for medical malpractice if I’ve been diagnosed with cancer?

    The following evidence will be required to support a cancer medical negligence claim:

    • The medical treatment you received was not of a satisfactory standard (e.g. another doctor would not make the same mistake), and you were injured or damaged by this negligence
    • Injury or damage to you was caused by this malpractice

    Why should you work with Tiernan Medical Negligence Solicitors?

    • As a result of cancer medical malpractice, Tiernan Solicitors has successfully managed a large number of injury and disease claims.  After speaking with a solicitor, we will listen to your case attentively, empathically, and only propose moving forward if we believe there is merit to your claim.
    • In addition, our medical negligence solicitors will compile all of the required facts for your case including medical records and oversee the submission of the claim on your behalf.
    • Your recuperation and care, or the care of a family member or loved one, can be focused on when you entrust us to manage your claim on your behalf.

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