Cervical Cancer Claims
Each year, over 2800 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK, but most cases can be caught early by attending a cervical screening. The screenings aim is to spot any changes to cells and treat them before cancer forms.
Sometimes, cervical cancers are misdiagnosed or mistaken for heavy periods or the menopause and the consequences can be life changing if symptoms aren’t spotted.
If you have been misdiagnosed and suffered as a result, get in touch with one of our experienced medical negligence lawyers by filling out a contact form or calling us on the number below. We’d be happy to answer your questions and talk you through whether you have a claim.
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What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is simply the term used to label any cancerous cell that is found in the cervix. It usually affects women over the age of 20 with the highest rates occur in women aged between 30–34. Cervical cancer is one of the slowest growing cancers and so severity will depend on the size of the cancer and if it has spread into other areas.
Cervical screenings will often highlight any cancers that have formed and they can be treated early, however this is not always the case and sometimes they go undiagnosed.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of cervical cancer include:
- Pain and bleeding after sex
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Bleeding between periods
- Changes in menstrual cycle
Cervical cancer misdiagnosis frequently happens when these symptoms are mistaken for heavy periods or the menopause.
Making a claim
Cervical cancer claims can arise where there has a been a misdiagnosis, inaccurate smear results or negligence in the interpretation of results which has caused you to have more radical treatment or more invasive treatment that could have been avoided. You may also be able to make a claim if your cervical cancer diagnosis was delayed and you required more invasive treatment.
You may also be able to claim if you were diagnosed but the treatment you received was inadequate and an overly aggressive treatment was used, resulting in unnecessary hysterectomies. If you have found yourself in either of these scenarios you could claim compensation. We offer free initial consultations for all of our cases, so fill out a contact form or give us a call and book in a chat with us.
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.