Testicular Cancer

Discovering you have testicular cancer is a traumatic time but finding out it could have been detected earlier adds to the stress.

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Testicular cancer is one of the less common cancers and, according to Cancer Research UK, it most often affects men aged 30-34.  Thankfully, with timely treatment, survival rates are around 98%.

However, if you think you’ve received negligent treatment from the medical profession – such as delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis - talk to us. You may have a claim for testicular cancer medical negligence.

What is testicular cancer?

There are several different types of testicular cancer.  Typical symptoms are a painless swelling, lump or change in shape of the testicles.

The most common form (around 95%) is called “germ cell testicular cancer” – and there are two types of this.

  • Seminomas
    These are usually slow-growing tumours that are unlikely to spread to other parts of the body.
  • Nonseminomas
    A more aggressive type that has a higher risk of spreading beyond the testicles.

Treatment depends on:

  • What stage the cancer is and whether it has spread
  • Level of blood proteins
  • Your health and lifestyle

Surgery to remove the affected testicle is the most common form of treatment. Or a combination of surgery, monitoring, chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be recommended.

When can you make a testicular cancer claim?

If your care or treatment has been below an acceptable standard, then you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.  If, for example:

  • A GP failed to recognise signs or symptoms
  • There was an unreasonable delay in being referred for tests or treatment
  • Incorrect reading of test results
  • Diagnosis of another condition or illness
  • Test results are not followed up, resulting in a treatment delay.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our trained legal advisors will listen to your situation and advise you whether you are likely to have a claim for medical negligence.

If you do have a claim, we will refer you to our expert solicitors who have years of experience dealing with medical negligence claims.  We may also explain No Win No Fee* services available for claims within England and Wales.

How much compensation will I receive?

Compensation for delayed testicular cancer diagnosis will vary for each individual case.

Compensation is calculated on factors such as the pain and suffering you have been through, any financial losses and effect on future earnings.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

You have three years from the ‘date of knowledge’, which means from when you were first diagnosed with testicular cancer.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Get in touch with us for a free consultation.  We’ll ask you about your situation and advise you of your options.  You can then decide what to do from there – you under no obligation to proceed unless you are happy to do so.

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Jacqueline Speight

Jacqueline Speight

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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