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Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Men are susceptible to particular health issues, which may have a temporary or irreversible effect on their lives and those of their families. Health issues can be compounded by a health care provider's failure to correctly diagnosis a condition, provide appropriate care or administration of improper medical procedures. Any of these situations can have grave consequences.

The most common reasons for medical negligence compensation claims include:

Any of the above situations can occur with medical conditions specific to men. Our medical negligence solicitors are experienced with substantive clinical compensation claims regarding men's health.


Prostate Cancer

There are two major categories of personal injury claims relevant to prostate cancer: Diagnosis and Negligent Treatment.


There are conventional diagnostic tests which can detect prostate cancer in its early stages, when it is most treatable. Prostate cancer diagnosed and treated at onset has the best prognosis. Specific tests to detect prostate cancer are:

Negligent diagnostic inaction by a health care professional may include:

Negligent Treatment

Surgical treatment for prostate cancer is standard protocol in most cases. There are three major forms of surgery for prostate cancer: laparoscopic; transurethral prostrate resection; and, radical prostatectomy. Any form of surgery carries inherent risks, but there are complications that are specific to prostate cancer surgery:

There are instances, however, when surgery is not the most advantageous course of action. If surgery is carried out in such a situation, a patient may have a claim for negligent treatment. Other examples of negligent treatment include failing to obtain an informed consent from a patient and incompetently performed surgery with the development of the above-noted complications.


Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer, or testis cancer, is an aggressive form of cancer. Early intervention is essential for the well-being of the patient. Unfortunately, testicular cancer is often undetected or misdiagnosed for the following reasons:


Testicular Torsion

Testicular torsion occurs when the spermatic cord twists and cuts off the blood supply to a testicle and surrounding tissues. This may occur due to predisposition or from a trauma injury. Testicular torsion must be treated immediately, usually by surgery, or there is a likelihood of loss of testicle function or the testicle itself. Patients suffering from testicular torsion experience acute pain, scrotal swelling and nausea. Testicular torsion must typically be treated within 6 hours to prevent loss of the testicle.

Treatment that should be initiated promptly upon intense testicular pain includes:

Testicular torsion should not be ruled out without performing applicable tests. The condition can arise in infancy, at puberty onset, after strenuous physical activity or for no apparent reason.


Scrotal Masses

Scrotal masses, both benign and malignant, can have devastating permanent consequences for a patient. A cancerous mass that is misdiagnosed as benign may progress to a more advanced stage and the patient may have a less favourable recovery prognosis. Therefore, a complete and thorough examination of scrotal masses is essential.

Untreated benign scrotal masses may continue to expand and cause pain and infertility. Examples of benign scrotal masses include spermatocele, hydrocele and varicocele.

Surgery for scrotal masses can be either elective or deemed necessary. The health care professional should advise the patient of all scrotal surgery risks and complications. Some complications, which may have major ramifications, are:



While negligence cases resulting from circumcision are rare, it is still imperative the patient (or parent) give informed consent to the procedure and be apprised of all reasonable risks associated with circumcision. The health care professional should inform the patient or parent of potential:



Vasectomy negligence is a complex field of law. Not all complications arising from a vasectomy are negligence-related. Possible complications are:

It is vital patients undergo a semen analysis after the procedure is performed to ensure the vasectomy was successful. The health care professional should arrange for this test at the appropriate time to prevent unwanted pregnancies.


Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the subject of many products, medications and treatments. Unfortunately, many of these solutions to erectile dysfunction are unreliable and may carry heavy risks. Some are downright dangerous.

There have been cases of cardiac complications due to erectile dysfunction, some of which have been fatal. Other serious risks include:

One form of erectile dysfunction treatment is a penile prosthesis implantation. The above complications can occur in properly functioning implants. Should the device fail, further surgery is necessary to remove the malfunctioning implant.

Erectile dysfunction treatment is, unfortunately, a medical condition that sometimes attracts unscrupulous or inexperienced health care professionals. Patients undergoing erectile dysfunction treatment must be advised of complications and risks associated with the treatment. Failure of the health care professional to advise patients may be grounds for negligence.


Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is the formation of a hard lump or plaque inside either the top or bottom of the penis. The plaque is composed of scar tissue and is non-cancerous. In severe cases of Peyronie's Disease, the penis may arc when erect.

Symptoms can gradually develop or may appear spontaneously. It is believed Peyronie's disease may be caused by trauma to the penis. If this is the case, a claim for personal injury may be appropriate, depending on the circumstances of the trauma event.

Conservative treatment is recommended for the first year following the development of Peyronie's disease. Many men, because of the psychological consequences of this disease, are susceptible to attempting treatments that may not be in their best interests during this waiting period.

Typically, after the first year, surgery can be performed. This is the only proven method of reversing the effects of Peyronie's disease.

Complications from surgery may include:


Sexually Transmitted Diseases

It is vital patients with sexually transmitted diseases are diagnosed and treated. Otherwise, they and their partners are at risk of spreading the sexually transmitted disease and complications from the disease itself.

Genital herpes is an incurable disease, but, with the proper management, most patients lead a healthy lifestyle. Patients infected with HIV and AIDS require medical treatment to treat symptoms and delay progression of the disease.

Health care professionals must complete a comprehensive examination of any symptoms that could possibly relate to sexually transmitted diseases. Failure to do so endangers the lives of the patients and their partners.


Medical Negligence Solicitors

Medical negligence solicitors are experienced specifically with cases involving substandard medical care. Our solicitors have expertise in men's health medical negligence claims, as well as other forms of medical malpractice encountered by men and women, such as:

Health care professionals have a duty of care, in accordance with reasonably expected standards of the professional, to provide patients with proficient medical treatment. Advising patients of risks associated with treatments and obtaining an informed consent forms part of rendering skilled care.

Health care professionals must carry liability insurance and, should a patient make a claim, the insurance company will step in to defend the health care professional. Solicitors with extensive knowledge of the complex medical negligence area of law and experience with insurance company solicitors are essential to realising the full potential of claims. If you believe you are a victim of medical negligence, it is important to meet with a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible, as there are time limitations which must be complied with in making a claim.

Contact one of our experienced men's health personal injury solicitors for a no-obligation legal consultation regarding your circumstances. If you decide not to retain our solicitors, there is no charge for the initial consultation.

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