Bowel Cancer Claims (colon cancer)

If you’ve suffered delayed or misdiagnosis for colon cancer and been faced with an uphill battle, you may be able to claim compensation.

Bowel or Colon cancer is hard to diagnose due to it’s nature. It’s very common that symptoms of bowel cancer start to appear later in the cancers development and so spotting symptoms and accurate diagnosis can be difficult.

However, medical professionals still have a duty to spot and diagnose bowel cancer as early as possible and have a responsibility to act as quickly as possible upon detection.

If you feel you’ve suffered due to being misdiagnosed and would like to make a claim, get in touch with our team of experienced lawyers. We offer free consultation for all our cases and are happy to answer any questions you might have.

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The statistics

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK accounting for 10% of all deaths.  Statistics suggest that 35,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year. With such shocking statistics early detection and treatment are essential for survival. Failure for medical professionals to do so could result in bowel cancer claims.

Anyone can develop bowel cancer however there are certain groups of people who are at risk of developing bowel/colon cancer. These people can include:

  • People over the age of 60 years old
  • Family history of bowel cancer
  • Having a bowel condition such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

Early detection is key to treating this disease and doctors have a responsibility to act quickly to:

  • change in bowel habits
  • changes in faeces
  • blood in faeces
  • weight loss
  • fatigue.

If a patient is presenting with any one of these symptoms basic investigations should be carried out which include rectal examination, endoscopy, blood tests and x-rays.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Normally you would have had to make a claim within 3 years of becoming aware of the negligent treatment. However, we recommend that you get in touch with a solicitor as soon as you become aware or think you might have a claim.

You may also claim for a loved one who has passed, if you believe they received negligent treatment. In these circumstances, you either have 3 years from their passing or 3 years from the point in which it was found that negligence may have contributed to their death.

No Win No Fee:

If you have been given the wrong blood type and have suffered an illness or injury because of this, it is normally considered to be negligent and a claim can be brought.

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

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