Ovarian Cancer.

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Being diagnosed with ovarian cancer can be an incredibly worrying time for you and your family, especially if you later find out that your condition has worsened due to misdiagnosis or delayed treatment.

Prompt diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer typically means that the patient has a good chance of recovering fully, which is why it is vital that medical professionals work with due diligence when a patient presents with symptoms of ovarian cancer. Any delay in diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer can allow the cancer to spread beyond the ovaries and affect other parts of the body, thus making it more difficult to treat effectively.

If you or a loved one have received negligent treatment from a medical professional, such as misdiagnosis or delayed treatment, which has led to your cancer progressing, you may be able to make a cancer compensation claim.

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, please get in touch today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer occurs when cancerous cells develop on one or both of a woman’s ovaries. The ovaries are small organs which are part of the female reproductive system, and can be found either side of the uterus. They are responsible for producing an egg each month as part of the menstrual cycle, as well as producing and regulating the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related death in women in the UK, after breast cancerlung cancer, and bowel cancer. There are several different varieties of ovarian cancer, with the most common being epithelial ovarian cancer. The majority of women who are diagnosed with the disease are over the age of 45, and there tends to be a genetic component, so women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer may be at a higher risk of developing the disease themselves.

Ovarian cancer is classified into four stages, which helps doctors decide upon the best course of treatment:

  • Stage 1 – The cancer is confined to one or both ovaries
  • Stage 2 –  The cancer has spread to the pelvic area
  • Stage 3 – The cancer has spread nearby to the abdominal area, bowel, or lymph nodes
  • Stage 4 – The cancer has spread further throughout the body to areas such as the lungs or liver

When ovarian cancer is detected in the early stages, the prognosis tends to be very good for the majority of women. Sadly, many diagnoses occur during the later stages of ovarian cancer when it is much more difficult to treat and cure. Delays in diagnosing ovarian cancer can occur for any number of reasons, however, if the delay was due to medical negligence and the cancer has progressed as a result, it may be possible to claim compensation.

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Our Ovarian Cancer Claims Expertise

Our experienced Ovarian Cancer Claims Solicitors are highly knowledgeable of the compensation process. Get in touch today and we would be more than happy to help.

Why choose Lanyon Bowdler?

Here at Lanyon Bowdler we pride ourselves on working closely with our clients, ensuring we take the time to listen to your story, get to know you, and gain a full understanding of your situation and what you hope to achieve from your compensation claim. Our team has helped many people in your situation, with great success, so we’re confident that by working together we can achieve success for you too.

We are recognised by the leading UK legal directories; The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, and we continuously strive to uphold the strong reputation that we have earned over the years.

Your Ovarian Cancer Compensation questions answered

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Some of the key symptoms to look out for include:

  • Irregular periods if still menstruating
  • Vaginal bleeding post menopause
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pelvic pain and discomfort
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Persistent abdominal bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Back pain
  • General fatigue

Many of these symptoms alone can appear quite vague and non-specific or can be indicative of a variety of different conditions such as appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome, or menopause/perimenopause. It is this reason that leads to many cases of ovarian cancer being misdiagnosed in the first instance, causing treatment to be delayed.

How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?

When you present to your GP with any of the symptoms listed above they have a certain protocol to follow. They should carry out an examination of your abdominal area, and may carry out an internal examination, as well as discussing your family medical history and identifying any risk factors for ovarian cancer.

If your GP suspects ovarian cancer they should request a blood test to check for the presence of CA125 which is a substance emitted by ovarian cancer cells. After the blood test, you may then be referred to a specialist for further testing, including an ultrasound scan which can be performed either abdominally or transvaginally. If the ultrasound detects any anomalies, it will usually be followed up with a CT scan, X-ray, biopsy or laparoscopy, in order to determine the presence of ovarian cancer as well as its stage.

How is ovarian cancer treated?

Due to the location of ovarian cancer and its ability to spread rapidly throughout the body, treatment plans are often quite aggressive. A full hysterectomy may be performed, whereby the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus are removed completely in order to reduce the risk of the cancer spreading to other parts of the body.

After the surgery, a course of chemotherapy may also be prescribed in order to destroy any remaining cancerous cells.

If the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, radiotherapy or targeted therapies may be used to shrink or cure the cancer, depending on how advanced it is.

Am I eligible to make an ovarian cancer misdiagnosis claim?

In order to make a compensation claim for ovarian cancer misdiagnosis you need to be able to show that the medical professional(s) owed you a duty of care, and that a breach in that duty of care occurred, leading to a worsening of your condition.

The time limit for bringing about a medical negligence claim for ovarian cancer misdiagnosis is three years from the time that the negligence occurred, or from the time at which you first became aware of the negligence. It is highly recommended you speak to a solicitor as soon as possible once you feel able to.

You can claim on behalf of yourself, or on behalf of a loved one if they are unable to make the claim themselves due to age restrictions, a lack of mental capacity, or they are sadly deceased.

The type of negligent treatment that may lead to an ovarian cancer misdiagnosis claim could include the following:

  • Your cancer was misdiagnosed as a different condition
  • Your GP failed to carry out appropriate initial testing
  • Your GP failed to refer you to a specialist for further testing
  • Your test results were misinterpreted
  • Your test results were misread
  • Your ultrasound or CT scan was performed incorrectly
  • Your doctor didn’t prescribe the appropriate course of treatment

This list is not exhaustive, and if you or a loved one have received any kind of negligent care which has caused your ovarian cancer to progress unduly then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and experienced medical negligence solicitors today, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about your potential claim.

How can claiming ovarian cancer compensation help me?

Making a claim for compensation after suffering ovarian cancer negligence can help you in a number of ways. The money that you will be awarded can help to make up for your loss of earnings after taking time off work, as well as covering any forecasted future loss of earnings if you are unable to return to work temporarily or permanently due to the deterioration of your condition.

In addition to this, our medical negligence team can offer a variety of support to you and your family. We can help you obtain interim payments to allow you to access different treatments and therapies, which you may not have been aware of, and aid you in your rehabilitation as health journey progresses.

As well as the financial aspect of your claim, we can also help you to seek justice, and hold the right people accountable for what happened to you. Of course, it won’t change things for you, but it can help to prevent the same mistakes from happening to anyone else in the future.

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Time Limits on Making a Ovarian Cancer Claim and Funding Options

In general, the time limit for bringing a Ovarian Cancer Claim is three years from the date of the negligent act or the ‘date of knowledge’ of the injury (to cover situations where the impacts of negligence surface at a future time).

However, if a child suffers because of the negligence of another party, the time limit will usually expire on their 21st birthday unless the child never gains mental capacity due to their injuries, in which case the time limits do not apply.

We can support your Ovarian Cancer Claim through a range of funding options, including our No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claim promise, as well as through private funding, and legal expenses insurance. Our solicitors will consider whether we can handle your Ovarian Cancer Claim on a No Win No Fee basis at the point of an initial evaluation of the circumstance surrounding your injury.

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Please get in touch with one of our specialist medical negligence lawyers if you consider that you may have an Ovarian Cancer Negligence Claim.

At Lanyon Bowdler, we take pride in being a friendly and approachable law firm, so please get in touch if you or a loved one have been affected by a late or missed diagnosis, or incorrect treatment. Our team will be happy to talk you through the process of filing a compensation claim. There is no obligation to you for any charges for our initial assessment.

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler for any form of Medical Negligence Claim, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team. Lanyon Bowdler’s Medical Negligence team is widely acclaimed and recognised as one of the best clinical negligence departments in the country. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely and considerately with you to help find the best outcomes and help to get your life back on track.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

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