Lymphoma Negligence Compensation Claims Solicitors
If you or someone close to you has suffered harm that could have been avoided after a similarly wrong diagnosis, you could be entitled to financial compensation.
A lymphoma misdiagnosis can unfortunately happen when doctors do not examine their patients closely enough. In this instance, a patient with lymphoma may be misdiagnosed with another condition, or the wrong diagnosis may be given to a patient who doesn't have lymphoma. In both cases, the patient may have a valid cancer misdiagnosis claim.
Contact our experts today to find out if you have a claim, what you might be entitled to, and for expert support from a solicitor dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
Why choose SDS Solicitors?
We strongly believe that everyone deserves the same, high-quality medical care. Our staff have dedicated decades to assisting victims of medical negligence in England and Wales.
A lymphoma misdiagnosis can have a big effect on a person's life, but a successful claim can help a lot by relieving some of the financial stress associated with this type of medical negligence.
Simply call us at the number at the top of this page or fill out our contact form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
What are the causes and symptoms of lymphoma?
Lymphoma is an umbrella term encompassing cancers that originate in the lymph system's cells. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma are the two most common kinds of lymphoma.
Unfortunately, doctors are unsure of what causes either condition.
There are various symptoms that may suggest the possibility of lymphoma. These results are in no way conclusive that you or anybody else experiencing these symptoms has lymphoma. Nonetheless, if you or someone you know exhibits any of these symptoms, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Generally, patients suffering with lymphoma exhibit the following symptoms:
Where the patient experiences swelling as fluid accumulates - for example, around the groin, armpits, ankles or elbows.
An increase in acquired illnesses, especially common illnesses such as the flu, a common cold, etc.
Increase in temperature
Patients may experience an increase in their temperature (fever) which may also be accompanied by a distinctive and sudden intolerance to temperature, as heavy perspiration and even nocturnal perspiration are also common symptoms of the condition.
More specifically, muscle inflammation of the neck. The neck contains the primary blood veins that transport blood from the body to the brain, so any neck swelling should be treated immediately.
Other symptoms such as slower recovery times from common ailments, lack of appetite, increased weariness and drowsiness, or fatigue for no apparent reason, may also occur.
Please be aware that not every symptom indicates lymphoma. However, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or extended discomfort alongside any of these symptoms, such as the growth of red patches or unexplained itching of the body, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
How can a lymphoma misdiagnosis happen?
Lymphoma can be wrongly diagnosed for a number of reasons, but it usually happens when doctors cannot correctly interpret their patient’s symptoms or when the results of the initial tests are not clear. Depending on the patient’s circumstances and symptoms, it may be hard to avoid making these kinds of mistakes.
Imaging and blood tests are required for the diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Lymphoma may then be detected by imaging techniques such as MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays.
With non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma white blood cells undergo mutations, begin proliferating, and spread to other areas. These mutated cells can rapidly spread to other parts of the body. The diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma therefore requires a biopsy.
Clinicians commonly undertake a bone marrow biopsy to determine the extent of the disease if the initial biopsy confirms that the patient has non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
It is essential that your doctor refers you to the right place. If a patient suffering with Hodgkin’s lymphoma is not referred for a blood test, then the doctor probably won’t refer that patient for further imaging tests. This would mean that the patient’s condition is left untreated so that it may worsen over time.
If you, or someone close to you, were not referred for further testing despite showing clear signs of lymphoma, then you could be entitled to compensation. Nobody deserves to experience harm that could have been avoided had the healthcare professionals responsible for their care acted appropriately.
The good news is that there is help available. A successful claim for compensation changes lives. At SDS, we are committed to helping victims of lymphoma misdiagnosis negligence get the financial compensation necessary for them to begin their next steps.
Give our experts a call on the number at the top of this page to discover how we can help you, whether you could have a claim, and how much you may be entitled to. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
What are the risks of misdiagnosing lymphoma?
A lymphoma misdiagnosis can occur when a physician misinterprets your symptoms and fails to obtain the appropriate lab tests and imaging.
A physician may also neglect to obtain a complete family history check, which could show high-risk factors, or they may dismiss your symptoms as being less severe than they really are. Some physicians may request less intrusive tests that cannot detect the presence of malignancy. If you are younger, a doctor may dismiss the possibility that you have cancer altogether.
Even if the doctor orders a biopsy, there is no assurance that the accurate diagnosis will be made. Without the right skills to identify diseases such as lymphoma, they may wrongly conclude that it is something different.
Unfortunately, all of these errors can result in the worsening of the patient’s symptoms and even the spreading of the undetected lymphoma. For instance, it may spread to the lungs, which is potentially lethal.
While a lymphoma misdiagnosis can, in some circumstances, be unavoidable, a misdiagnosis (which leads to further harm for the patient) made despite clear evidence of lymphoma could be deemed negligent.
What are my next steps?
The healthcare team responsible for taking care of you have a moral and legal duty to give you the same, high standard of care that they would afford any other patient.
Everyone should be able to trust that their doctor and healthcare team will look after them sufficiently. When patients experience physical, financial or psychological harm caused by a healthcare professional’s lack of proper actions, this is considered negligent.
Claiming for compensation can be a daunting process. With the right solicitor at your side, however, you can enter into the process knowing exactly what your next steps should be.
Remember, you are not alone. When you choose SDS Solicitors, our Lymphoma misdiagnosis claims specialists are there to support you every step of the way.
Contact our experts today to find out if you may be eligible for compensation, how much you could be entitled to, and to get a clear idea of what you can expect next.
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