Oesophagus Cancer Medical Negligence Solicitors - Injury Compensation Lawyers
Medical advances have made it possible to either prevent, cure or greatly lessen the effect of oesophagus cancer, and early detection is at the centre of these advances. Early diagnosis can increase chances for survival, ease pain, shorten recovery time and lessen the associated financial hardship. If you or someone you love has suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional and feel there may be a case for a oesophageal cancer medical negligence compensation claim you should contact us today. Our very experienced oesophagus cancer solicitors work under a contingency fee payment schedule hould you retain our services, we only get paid if we win your case - no win no pay. To make contact with an oesophagus cancer medical negligence solicitor just call the helpline or email our lawyers offices or send the contact form.
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Oesophageal Cancer Medical Negligence
A qualified, knowledgeable doctor will be able to assess your symptoms and recognise if you may be at risk for oesophageal cancer; failure to do so could lead to a case of oesophageal cancer medical negligence. Symptoms that should be investigated by a doctor or healthcare professional include :-
- difficult or painful swallowing
- severe weight loss
- hoarseness or chronic cough
- coughing up blood
- pain in the throat or back, behind the breastbone or between the shoulder blades
Oesophagus cancer is diagnosed after reviewing a patient�s medical information and after several tests. One of these, a barium swallow, entails the patient swallowing a radio opaque liquid that contains barium and then having a series of x-rays taken. Another test, called an oesophagoscopy, uses a small, lighted tube (the endoscope) that collects tissues and cells for later microscopic examination. If you believe that your condition has worsened as a result of medical negligence, contact our oesophagus cancer solicitors for advice at no cost.
The most important factor when it comes to the treatment of oesophageal cancer is early detection. This form of cancer is especially tricky because it can exist for years before symptoms arise. It is most common, though not limited to, men over 60 with a history of either cigarette or alcohol use and/or abuse. Patients who have had a hiatus hernia or who have worked in an occupation that involves exposure to metal dust (such as pipe fitters, plumbers, welders and sheet metal workers) also have a higher risk.
Factors that may increase the risk of oesophageal cancer are :-
- being over the age of 60
- being male
- smoking cigarettes
- heavy use of alcohol
- long-term irritation of the oesophagus
- previous bouts of other head and neck cancers
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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here