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Toronto Colon Cancer Malpractice Lawyers


Our Toronto personal injury lawyers are currently reviewing claims for colon cancer medical malpractice and arranging representation for people from all around Ontario. All of our Toronto colon cancer lawyers use a contingency fee arrangement to represent their clients in a colon cancer medical malpractice claim - if your lawyer doesn't achieve settlement then he doesn't get paid. You can rely on our specialist Toronto advocates to take care of your compensation claim in a comprehensive, helpful, sympathetic and professional manner. Our Toronto medical malpractice lawyers will respect your confidentiality at all times and will explain legal issues clearly and without jargon. You will be advised at an early stage whether you have a reasonable claim, the likely value of that claim and what steps you should take to protect your legal rights. Your calls, faxes, e-mails and letters will be answered promptly and you will receive a complete professional service from lawyers who specialize in claiming compensation for personal injury caused as a result of a medical malpractice.

If you believe that you are the victim of medical malpractice then just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our Toronto offices and a specialist medical malpractice lawyer will discuss your claim at no cost to you and with no obligation.

Risk Factors

This is the second most fatal carcinoma which almost always arises from a polyp which is often readily demonstrable for years that may bleed intermittently before an invasive and ultimately incurable cancer develops. Most medical malpractice colon cancer settlements are in relation to misdiagnosis due to a failure to properly evaluate complaints of rectal bleeding.

The following are considered to be risk factors for colon cancer :-

  • high fat, high calorie and low fibre diets
  • people over the age of 50.
  • benign growths called polyps on the wall of the colon
  • women with a history of cancer of the ovary, uterus or breast
  • the condition known familial polyposis unless treated
  • ulcerative colitis
  • close relatives of a person who has had cancer of the colon

Clinical Testing

Various tests are used to establish the diagnosis of colon cancer including :-

  • barium enema x-rays
  • sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to remove tissue for examination
  • blood tests.
  • digital rectal examination may reveal abnormalities
  • X-rays can reveal polyps or other changes
  • biopsy which is the removal of a tissue sample for microscopic examination by a pathologist

Late Diagnosis

Colon cancer medical malpractice settlements usually result from late diagnosis amounting to clinical negligence which is defined as a departure from accepted standards of care which may cause harm to a patient and can include improper treatment, misdiagnosis, failure to treat, failure to perform appropriate follow-up, delay in treatment and prescription errors. Early diagnosis may mean less pain and suffering, less financial hardship and a greater chance of survival. If your condition was worsened by clinical negligence we can help you assert your rights and get the settlement that you need and deserve.