According to Cancer Research UK, testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease among men aged 25-49. Despite this, it has a high survival rate and is relatively easy to treat when diagnosed properly. However, when doctors fail to diagnose its symptoms, the cancer can spread and become increasingly difficult to treat. These symptoms include:

  • Pain or aching in the testicles
  • Swelling or a lump in the testicles
  • Heaviness in the scrotal area

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors help men claim compensation after being affected by negligent treatment for testicular cancer, with life-changing consequences. The mistakes we see from doctors frequently involve a failure to:

  • Examine the patient
  • Diagnose the patient
  • Refer the patient to a specialist for further tests/investigations
  • Perform an accurate biopsy after an orchidectomy

We also represent men who were wrongly diagnosed with testicular cancer, helping them seek compensation for the trauma caused by a misdiagnosis and unnecessary surgery.

We’ll call on the knowledge of independent medical experts to give their opinion on what happened to you and why, investigating your claim thoroughly and putting a robust case together. We believe in the importance of helping you access high quality treatment and rehabilitation, both during and after your claim.

For a free initial consultation about making a testicular cancer claim, call us today on 0800 121 6567 or contact us online and we'll get back to you.

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Testicular Cancer Claims - More Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Is Testicular Cancer Diagnosed?

When caught early, testicular cancer has a high survival rate, with little risk of it spreading to the rest of the body. However, this depends on medical professionals making a timely diagnosis after you’ve visited them with some of the symptoms associated with testicular cancer, such as:

  • A swelling or lump in the testicles
  • A dull ache in the testicles
  • Heaviness in the scrotum

The methods used by doctors to diagnose testicular cancer include:

  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Orchidectomy (removing one or more testicles) and performing a biopsy

Delayed diagnosis can lead to testicular cancer becoming more serious and potentially life-threatening, so it’s vital that the symptoms are taken seriously. If you’re worried that you received negligent treatment from a GP or consultant, our solicitors could help you work out exactly went wrong in your case, seeking an explanation from those responsible.

What Constitutes Negligence?

Negligence can take place at any point during your treatment for testicular cancer, from diagnosis through to surgery and aftercare.

Some of the most common examples of negligence involve a medical professional failing to:

  • Examine the patient properly
  • Refer the patient to a specialist
  • Perform an accurate biopsy (or at all)

We can support you if you received an unnecessary orchidectomy, perhaps after an inaccurate ultrasound or bad advice from a doctor. You could also claim compensation if there was any damage caused during the course of the orchidectomy.

What Are The Consequences Of Misdiagnosis Or Negligent Treatment?

Negligence can have wide-ranging effects, both physical and psychological. We’ll take care to work out the full implications of these consequences, so that your compensation puts you and your family in the best possible position to make a recovery.

We could help if, after your testicular cancer was misdiagnosed:

  • The cancer spread to other parts of your body
  • You were forced to take extra time off work
  • Your expected lifespan was reduced
  • You had surgery that could have been avoided

If you had both testicles removed (a bilateral orchidectomy) after failing to get a timely diagnosis, you’ll have to receive lifelong testosterone replacement therapy – compensation will take this into account.

A bilateral orchidectomy causes infertility, so it’s important that your sperm is collected and stored properly before the procedure. Any mistakes in the sperm’s storage take away your right to have children, which you could be compensated for.

Our specialist medical negligence may be able to help you make a claim – call us today for a free initial consultation or contact us online.

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