SarcomaSarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues. The most common signs are bone pain, particularly occurring at night, a mass or swelling restricted movement in a joint. There are 6-700 cases in the UK each year.
AmputationYou’ll usually have chemotherapy initially after a diagnosis of one of the types of sarcoma that affect the bones. Sometimes the cancer may spread from the bone to the nerves and blood vessels around it. If this happens the only way to treat cancer may be to remove part or all of the limb. Our specialist team are here to help. If you or your loved one have been affected by sarcoma, talk to us and we’ll help get answers. You may be able to claim compensation if there was a failure to recognise the symptoms, perform the right tests or properly interpret the results.
Why bring a claim?We want to help you and your family get the answers that you need to understand what went wrong. We can help you to obtain compensation for injuries, treatment, care and loss of earnings, as well as any other losses. We can try to ensure that this does not happen to someone else or another family.
How we can help?We are committed to getting the best possible outcome for you or your loved one when you have been let down by your doctors. We are specialist amputation and cancer lawyers. We understand the complexities of these cases and we know how important it is to have a team that understands your concerns and your case, so we can help you to get the best outcome possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Negligence in a cancer diagnosis can occur when a healthcare provider fails to follow the appropriate standard of care in diagnosing cancer. Some examples of negligence in a cancer diagnosis include:
Failure to order appropriate diagnostic tests: A healthcare provider may be negligent if they fail to order the appropriate diagnostic tests to determine whether a patient has cancer. For example, if a patient presents with symptoms of cancer, but the healthcare provider fails to order a biopsy or imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis, this could be considered negligence.
Misinterpretation of diagnostic tests: A healthcare provider may be negligent if they misinterpret the results of diagnostic tests, leading to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of cancer. For example, if a radiologist misreads a mammogram or CT scan, resulting in a failure to detect cancer, this could be considered negligence.
Failure to refer a patient to a specialist: A healthcare provider may be negligent if they fail to refer a patient to a specialist for further evaluation or treatment. For example, if a primary care physician fails to refer a patient with suspected cancer to an oncologist, this could be considered negligence.
Failure to follow up on abnormal test results: A healthcare provider may be negligent if they fail to follow up on abnormal test results, leading to a delay in diagnosing cancer. For example, if a patient’s Pap smear shows abnormal cells, but the healthcare provider fails to follow up with further testing or a referral to a specialist, this could be considered negligence.
Yes, you can. If you believe you have been misdiagnosed with cancer, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim. To do so, you would typically need to show that the healthcare provider who made the misdiagnosis was negligent, meaning they failed to provide the appropriate standard of care that a reasonable and competent healthcare provider would have provided under similar circumstances. Additionally, you would need to show that the misdiagnosis caused you harm, such as physical or emotional suffering, additional medical expenses, or lost wages.