Bowel Cancer Claims

When you are diagnosed with bowel cancer, you expect to be treated to prevent it from spreading. If this is not done, then you may be able to make a claim.


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Making a bowel cancer claim

Bowel cancer – also known as colorectal cancer – is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, with around 42,900 new cases diagnosed every year.

According to Cancer Research UK, 45% of cases are not diagnosed until they are in stage 3 or 4 of the disease.

Bowel cancer affects the large bowel/colon and, in some cases, can spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system and the bloodstream.

The risks of developing bowel cancer depend on factors such as:

  • Age
  • Existing medical conditions
  • Family history and genetics
  • Unhealthy lifestyle

Bowel cancer is usually diagnosed through a series of tests, such as an X-ray, a CT scan or a biopsy.

It is then usually treated through chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a colonoscopy to remove any cancerous growths.

Cancer care is generally of a high standard, but sadly there are times when a healthcare provider may be negligent in their duties. If this happens to you, it may be possible to make a cancer compensation claim.

Reasons for a bowel cancer claim

Medical mistakes or delays in diagnosis can have tragic consequences. We’ve helped people who have experienced:

  • Delayed exploratory tests, such as colonoscopy
  • Failure to act on early signs and make referrals
  • Failure to follow up or monitor symptoms
  • Failure to spot signs in biopsies
  • Incorrectly diagnosing another illness
  • Lack of thorough examination
  • Misinterpreting scans and X-rays

When a medical professional fails in their duty of care and medical negligence occurs as a result, this can have serious consequences for you. If bowel cancer isn’t spotted or treated quickly, then it could spread and, in the worst cases, even be fatal.

It’s important to get the treatment you need as soon as possible. When this doesn’t happen, it can leave you feeling helpless.

When negligence is the reason for your bowel cancer getting worse, you could be legally entitled to make a claim for compensation.

How much compensation could I claim?

How much compensation you’d be entitled to depends on how severely the negligence has affected you.

Bowel cancer negligence compensation includes general damages. This covers the physical effects the bowel cancer has had on you, including the pain and suffering you have been through.

Meanwhile, you can also claim back the cost of any financial impact the negligence has had on you. For example, you can claim back any lost wages if you’ve been unable to work, as well as the cost of any medical treatment.

You can use our compensation calculator to work out what you could receive in general damages.

Feel free to give us a call at First4Lawyers if you have any questions. Our advisors are on hand to help you with anything you may want to know.

Is there a time limit for making a bowel cancer claim?

There is a deadline of three years for all medical negligence cases. The deadline begins from the date you found out negligence was to blame for the spread of your bowel cancer.

We recommend that you start your claim as soon as you can. This is because you may find it easier to remember the details of what happened. It can also be more straightforward to get hold of evidence when you begin a claim sooner.

If you have any questions about the deadline and if you are still able to make a claim, then just give us a call.

Our No Win No Fee service

Our No Win No Fee service means you won’t have to pay anything upfront. There is also nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful.

Because it is risk-free and you have nothing to lose, you can focus on your health rather than funding your claim.

There is no need to worry about any hidden fees because everything will be explained to you before you begin your claim with us.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How can First4Lawyers help?

First4Lawyers want to stop you facing any more stress on top of what you’re dealing with.

That’s why our compassionate and understanding claims advisors will be a listening ear and then talk you through the best options for you.

We also make sure that every solicitor we work with shares our dedication to helping people get justice for what happened to them. We can do that for you.

To talk to our team, just give us a call or start your claim online. We’re here for you during difficult times.


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