Toronto Prostate Cancer Malpractice Lawyers
TORONTO LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7142
Our Toronto medical malpractice lawyers are currently reviewing prostate cancer claims and arranging representation for people from all around Ontario. You can rely on our specialist advocates to take care of your compensation claim in a comprehensive, helpful, sympathetic and professional manner. You will be kept fully informed about the progress of your case both on the telephone and in writing. Your calls will be answered promptly and faxes, e-mails and letters will, where possible be dealt with on the same day as they are received. You will receive a complete professional service from lawyers based in Toronto who specialize in claiming compensation for personal injury. Our Toronto medical malpractice lawyers use a contingency fee arrangement which means that if your lawyer doesn't achieve settlement then he doesn't get paid. If you are the innocent victim of prostate cancer medical malpractice then you may be able to recover compensation. For advice at no cost without obligation just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our Toronto offices and a Toronto prostate cancer lawyer will telephone you immediately to discuss your compensation claim.
This condition is the most common malignancy in men. Almost 20,000 cases are diagnosed in Canada every year and over 1,500 men die from this disease annually. Diagnostic tools are available for early detection and doctors owe a duty of care to ensure prompt examination. Inappropriate treatment or other departure from accepted standards of medical care or safety on the part of a health care provider can result in a prostate cancer medical malpractice lawsuit. If your condition was worsened by clinical negligence our Toronto medical malpractice lawyers can help you assert your rights and get the settlement that you need and deserve.
Prostate cancer medical malpractice can include any of the following errors by healthcare professionals :-
- neglecting to perform a physical examination or PSA blood test
- inadequate monitoring of patients with a family history of carcinoma
- not identifying a cancerous mass during examination
- failing to perform a biopsy when test results are not normal
- inability to recognise a patient's symptoms
- ignoring blood test or biopsy results
- losing records
- failing to follow-up with the patient
Most prostate cancer can now be found prior to any symptoms becoming apparent. The symptoms listed below may also be associated with non cancerous conditions :-
- urinary dribbling, especially immediately after urinating
- delayed or slowed start of urinary stream
- urinary retention
- pain with ejaculation
- pain with urination
- lower back pain
- excessive urination at night
- Pain with bowel movement
- abdominal pain
- blood in the urine
- weight loss
Screening and diagnosis can include :-
Digital rectal examination. A biopsy is usually carried out following abnormal findings however a positive diagnosis results in only 20% of cases.
The level of PSA which is a naturally occurring chemical in the body is increased by a number of conditions including cancer of the prostate. Subsequent biopsy will confirm approximately 20% of raised PSA levels as resulting from cancer.
If a biopsy is negative then PSA and rectal examinations are usually carried out on an annual basis.