This guide will look at claiming for the misdiagnosis of uterine cancer as adenomyosis. Uterine cancer, also known as womb cancer, is a disease which can get progressively worse. Uterine cancer misdiagnosis can mean that the condition goes untreated. This means that the cancer may worsen over time.
This guide will look at what medical negligence is and when you could be entitled to claim compensation. Furthermore, we will look at how settlements are valued; this could be useful if you’re wondering how much you could receive in the event of a successful claim.
To see if you are eligible to claim, please contact Medical Negligence Assist today for free legal advice. One of our advisors may be able to provide you with a skilled clinical negligence lawyer from our panel to work on your claim.
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Medical practitioners owe their patients a duty of care, which means that they must provide the patient with the care of the correct standard. They should not let the standard of care they provide fall below an acceptable level.
Medical negligence happens when a practitioner fails to provide the patient with adequate care and this causes avoidable harm. You could be entitled to claim compensation.
For example, a doctor may diagnose a patient with adenomyosis despite there being clear signs of cancer. Likewise, GP negligence could mean a patient is not sent to a specialist hospital department to have her cancer diagnosed.
Are You Eligible For Compensation?
To claim compensation for the misdiagnosis of cancer, you will need to provide evidence to prove the following:
- The medical practitioners that treated you, owed you a duty of care as their patient.
- The practitioner was negligent, which led to the misdiagnosis of your womb cancer.
- Consequently, the misdiagnosis caused you harm, and this harm would not have occurred if you’d been given the correct care.
You will also need to start your clinical negligence claim within the time limit. This is generally three years. The three years would begin on the date of the incident or, if applicable, the date of knowledge. This is the day you connected negligence with your worsening condition.
Get in touch with our team for guidance on the process of claiming. If you have a valid case, you could be put in touch with a lawyer from our panel.
Uterine cancer is cancer that affects the womb. If it starts in the lining of the womb, as it usually does, this is called endometrial cancer.
Uterine cancer has similar symptoms to other conditions that also affect the womb, such as adenomyosis; this is where the lining of the womb grows into the muscle of the uterus.
The misdiagnosis of uterine cancer as adenomyosis can harm the patient in the following ways:
- A delayed diagnosis of cancer could mean that it is able to spread to other organs and becomes more difficult or even impossible to treat
- You may be given treatment for adenomyosis, such as a hysterectomy or hormone treatment, that you did not need and that caused you harm
- If the cancer does spread because of the misdiagnosis, then this might necessitate more intensive treatment than you otherwise would have needed to undergo
- Wrongful death can occur if the condition is not diagnosed in a timely enough
If you’ve been harmed by medical negligence that caused the misdiagnosis of your uterine cancer as adenomyosis, then get in touch with our team today. You could be connected with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel.
Adenomyosis is a condition of the endometrium, where the womb lining grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The condition can cause painful periods and an enlarged womb.
Adenomyosis symptoms include:
- Severe cramping during menstruation
- Heavy or painful menstruation
- Painful sexual intercourse or bowel movements
- Ongoing pelvic pain
Symptoms of womb cancer can include:
- Bleeding or spotting post-menopause or between periods
- Unusually heavy periods
- Pain during sex
- Blood in urine
Tests for uterus cancer can include blood tests, a transvaginal scan or a biopsy of the womb lining.
If you would like to find out whether you could be entitled to claim, speak with an advisor today. You could be connected with a lawyer from our panel.
If a doctor has negligently misdiagnosed your uterine cancer as adenomyosis, and you were harmed as a result, you may wish to claim compensation. It is important that you seek the correct medical treatment for your cancer.
You can also do the following if you wish to claim compensation for the failure to treat cancer:
- Collect evidence to support your claim. For example, prescriptions for the medication your doctor prescribed you or taking photographs of your visible symptoms.
- You can also keep a diary of your symptoms and track how they worsened over time.
- Take note of any financial effects of the harm you experienced.
- If you report the medical negligence, then keep a record of the response you receive.
- Seek legal advice.If you meet the criteria for claiming, a solicitor from our panel can work on your claim.
Speak with our team today for free legal advice on the process of claiming.
You may be wondering what the average settlement for cancer misdiagnosis is. This figure might not be useful to you, as the settlement you recieve will depend entirely on your individual circumstances.
If your medical negligence compensation claim succeeds, you could receive a general damages payment, which compensates you for the pain and suffering that your injuries have resulted in. We’ve included a table below made up of guideline compensation brackets for a range of injuries.
|Double incontinence, with other complications.
|Up to £184,200
|Where there has been a complete loss of natural bladder function.
|Up to £140,660
|Bladder - C
|Serious impairment of bladder control as well as incontinence and pain.
|£69,980 to £79,930
|Bladder - D
|Long term interference with natural function of the bladder.
|£23,410 to £31,310
|Female Reproductive System- A
|Infertility caused by disease. Scarring, pain, depression and anxiety.
|£107,810 to £158,970
|Female Reproductive System - C
|Infertility but with no aggravating features. No sexual dysfunction.
|£56,080 to £71,350
|Female Reproductive System- D
|Infertility without sexual dysfunction. The victim already has children.
|£17,960 to £36,740
|Female Reproductive System- E
|Cases of infertility in someone who was not going to have children in any event.
|£6,610 to £18,680
The brackets in the table are based on the latest edition of the compensation guidelines from the Judicial College (JCG). Medical negligence solicitors use the JCG to help them value general damages.
In addition, you may receive a special damages payment, which compensates you for the expenses associated with your injuries. For example, if you had to pay for hospital parking, you could claim these costs back as travel expenses.
You would need to have evidence for special damages in order to claim them. For example, if you had to pay for parking at the hospital you could collect the receipts to demonstrate this.
A solicitor could help you with the process of collecting evidence. To see if you could work with a representative from our panel, speak with an advisor today.
If you want to claim compensation for uterine cancer misdiagnosis, or undiagnosed uterine sarcoma, please contact our team today. An advisor can speak to you in-depth, and if you have eligibility to claim, we can provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel, to handle your case.
When you choose a No Win No Fee solicitor, you benefit from not having to pay a solicitors fee upfront. Furthermore, you don’t pay them as the case progresses.
You will pay a success fee to your lawyer if you’re awarded compensation. However, you generally don’t pay them for their services if your claim is not a success.
To see if you have a valid medical negligence claim, please contact Medical Negligence Assist today.
- Call our claims helpline on 0800 652 3087
- Fill out our claim online form
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Related Clinical Negligence Claims
If you want to claim compensation for the misdiagnosis of cancer, you may find these guides helpful.
Chemotherapy – Information from the NHS
Guidance on womb cancer – Macmillan cancer support
Raise your concerns about a doctor with the GMC
If you have any more questions about claiming compensation for the misdiagnosis of uterine cancer as adenomyosis, please contact our team today.
Edited by Fern