Pancreatic cancer is a life changing event for you and also for your loved ones. It is common that symptoms do not show until the cancer is quite advanced. Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can mimic other conditions. If the cancer is not diagnosed at the earliest opportunity, the road to recovery may be longer and more difficult. In these cases, you may have a case for medical negligence.
Late Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
We can assist you with a cancer of the pancreas claim in situations where:
Your cancer of the pancreas was misdiagnosed
Early warning symptoms of your condition were missed
Scans and results were misinterpreted
Incorrect treatment was given such an the wrong surgery
Early detection is the key to recovery with all cancers. This is even more true with pancreatic cancer. By the time symptoms start to show, there is often a tight time frame to receive life saving treatment. If there is a delay in diagnosis, treatment options can be limited and chances of success can start to drop.
Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer symptoms may include:
Nausea and Vomiting
Fever and shivering
Consequence of Late or Misdiagnosed Pancreatic Cancer
We have acted in medical negligence actions for patients where diagnosis of cancer was not made at the earliest opportunity. A delay in diagnosis may result in:
more invasive surgery
Claiming on Behalf of a Loved One
If a loved one has died because of a delay in the diagnosis of cancer, we can guide you through the legal process to:
provide representation at Coroner’s Inquest
getting answers from those responsible
recover compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering
recover compensation for financial losses due to your loved one’s death.
You might be able to claim if you’re the spouse or child of the person who has died. We can also help you make a claim if you’re the parent of a child under 18 who has passed due to a delay in diagnosis of cancer.
If you or your loved one has suffered as a result of missed diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, or any other cancer, please visit our Contact Us page or speak with Melanie Power on 087-6684767