cancer negligence claims

#1 2012-04-12 16:14:37
kdavies1978

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cancer negligence claims

Hi, Im new to this. Just after some advice. 4 years ago i was diagnosed with ovarian cancer but 4 six months i was in and out of hospital without being diagnosed. The doctors said afterwards the tumour has been there 4 more than six months. I am looking at putting a claim in 4 medical negligence but dont know if its too late??

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#2 2012-04-12 16:32:35
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There is what is called the statute of limitation.  What this means is that you have 3 years from date of injury or date of knowledge, whichever is the sooner to issue proceedings against those alleged to have caused the injury, or in your case a misdiagnosis.

So at the moment, the first question you have to ask yourself is when did you first become aware of the misdiagnosis?

If it is outside the 3 year statute then unfortunately any claim will be time barred.

If you are still inside the 3 year statute, then you need to speak to a specialist clinical negligence solicitor as there are issues which need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

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#3 2012-04-19 09:33:28
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Hi im in the same situation...i had a cyst for six years. was dormant for nearly five years. I only had ultrasounds and they new at three diff scans the cyst was growing where it had been millimetres for nearly five years it became 5.cm in the april, 8.75cm in the same yr sept then would be called back as my consultant was on holiday this was the only scan the sonographer didnt tell me the size as always had done previously. I was to go back the end of oct to be told they decided to remove it. At my operation the end of nov it was removed with my ovary and tube to be told it looked fine and healthy. I felt soo diff full of energy like i had a new lease of life. Two wks later i received a call to go back the next day where i was told it was ovarian cancer my cyst was riddled with tumours, and i had cancer cell in my washings and it was now out of there hands and was ref to oncology specialist. Afortnight later oncology said i had no cells in my washings but i did have cancer tumours riddled in my cyst and they advised to have a total hysterctomy as could come back on the other ovary and spread etc.i had no choice but to do this or live my life in fear of it coming back. I was only 30. Im now 34 and so angry with the hospital. I never got offered anything but a normal ulra sound and was never told a cyst could turn into cancer..can you help ive complained but the response in writing from the hospital was pathetic they just echoed the dates of scans and size of the cyst etc no explanation or apology and i can never concieve again as my right to choose to become pregnant has been taken from me. If they removed in the april when growing i wouldnt be angry its because they didt remove when they knew it was growing and had always been told they would if it ever reached 5-7cm. Can you give me any advice as i feel they should pay for there negliagence in not removing it earlier. I was on and off and still am antidepressants plus last yr i had a mri due to suffering with back pain to be told ive now severe osteoarthritis in my lower back, neck and shoulder, which was brought on early by the two major operations so close together. Again i wasnt warned of any complications I feel like they just arent bothered with my situation. Any advice would be appreciated thank you.

#4 2012-04-19 09:44:44
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Im now registered id really appreciate if anyone can advised re a potential claim as my depression and now osteoarthritis is on going from the hysterectomy in 2008.thanks

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#5 2012-04-19 09:45:49
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sj1977 wrote:

Hi im in the same situation...i had a cyst for six years. was dormant for nearly five years. I only had ultrasounds and they new at three diff scans the cyst was growing where it had been millimetres for nearly five years it became 5.cm in the april, 8.75cm in the same yr sept then would be called back as my consultant was on holiday this was the only scan the sonographer didnt tell me the size as always had done previously. I was to go back the end of oct to be told they decided to remove it. At my operation the end of nov it was removed with my ovary and tube to be told it looked fine and healthy. I felt soo diff full of energy like i had a new lease of life. Two wks later i received a call to go back the next day where i was told it was ovarian cancer my cyst was riddled with tumours, and i had cancer cell in my washings and it was now out of there hands and was ref to oncology specialist. Afortnight later oncology said i had no cells in my washings but i did have cancer tumours riddled in my cyst and they advised to have a total hysterctomy as could come back on the other ovary and spread etc.i had no choice but to do this or live my life in fear of it coming back. I was only 30. Im now 34 and so angry with the hospital. I never got offered anything but a normal ulra sound and was never told a cyst could turn into cancer..can you help ive complained but the response in writing from the hospital was pathetic they just echoed the dates of scans and size of the cyst etc no explanation or apology and i can never concieve again as my right to choose to become pregnant has been taken from me. If they removed in the april when growing i wouldnt be angry its because they didt remove when they knew it was growing and had always been told they would if it ever reached 5-7cm. Can you give me any advice as i feel they should pay for there negliagence in not removing it earlier. I was on and off and still am antidepressants plus last yr i had a mri due to suffering with back pain to be told ive now severe osteoarthritis in my lower back, neck and shoulder, which was brought on early by the two major operations so close together. Again i wasnt warned of any complications I feel like they just arent bothered with my situation. Any advice would be appreciated thank you.

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#6 2014-11-18 12:08:46
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Tony Carter wrote:

There is what is called the statute of limitation.  What this means is that you have 3 years from date of injury or date of knowledge, whichever is the sooner to issue proceedings against those alleged to have caused the injury, or in your case a misdiagnosis.

So at the moment, the first question you have to ask yourself is when did you first become aware of the misdiagnosis?

If it is outside the 3 year statute then unfortunately any claim will be time barred.

If you are still inside the 3 year statute, then you need to speak to a specialist clinical negligence solicitor as there are issues which need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

Yeah, I agreed with you. You can claim if you are inside the 3 year statute

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#7 2015-11-21 11:01:03
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#8 2016-03-29 11:49:47
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So sorry to read about your experiences with ovarian cancer misdiagnosis. I can't imagine how hard that must have been to go through.

There is so little awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and other reproductive cancer, it would seem.

I'm working with a medical negligence solicitors called Bolt Burdon Kemp at the moment, to help them promote a new tool they've created that aims to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of reproductive cancer.

I thought it may be of interest to you - and to anyone reading this thread who wants to find out more about these hard to spot cancers. If you visit their site you can find a link through to it on the homepage.

The more we're all aware of the signs and symptoms the better chance we have of seeking help early and getting the right treatment.

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#9 2017-02-08 07:51:18
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#10 2017-03-23 06:13:32
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It really feels awful to think of a fast deteriorating medical care service in some parts of our nation. I still wonder as to whether this is a real matter of negligence or if it's a planned approach to increase the cost of treatment!

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