Doctors and medical professionals are qualified, experienced individuals whom we put a great deal of trust in.
We naturally expect them to treat us to the best of their abilities, and correctly identify any injuries so that they can be correctly cared for.
Unfortunately, medical mistakes can and do still happen, often with severe and life-changing consequences.
What is a misdiagnosis?
An incorrect diagnosis or misdiagnosis can happen to anyone, and can be due to a number of factors such as:
- Failing to interpret test results accurately
- Failing to examine you thoroughly and/or properly
- Failure to refer you to a specialist
- Failure to recognise the severity of a condition leading to a delay in diagnosis or treatment
- Failure to recognise and treat life-threatening conditions such as severe internal bleeding or obstetric complications leading to avoidable deaths.
Misdiagnosis comes in many forms, from missed fractures to cancer misdiagnosis.
If you believe your doctor or a medical professional has misdiagnosed you, which has led to further suffering and avoidable treatment, you can claim for medical negligence.
You may be required to receive further invasive treatment that would not have been necessary if the injury was correctly identified upon your initial examination.
Because of this, you will likely have to take more time to recover, meaning you may have suffered from more pain, and had your work and home life unnecessarily disturbed.
Our team of misdiagnosis claims solicitors at Medical Negligence Solutions have over 25 years experience in winning compensation on claims of this nature for our clients.
For your free consultation about making a missed fracture claim, speak to us today, a member of a friendly legal team will be more than happy to help. Call us on 0800 019 3460, fill in our simple online form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we can help with your Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims
If you have suffered due to misdiagnosis malpractice, Medical Negligence Solutions can help you recover compensation for any injuries sustained or existing conditions made worse.
Our experienced team of solicitors, who have dealt with a number of misdiagnosis claims, will guide you through the complex legal process, ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome to your compensation claim.
Frequently asked questions
How much time will I need to dedicate to my claim?
It is really up to you. You can choose to be very involved or leave the daily running of the claim entirely to us. At all stages, we will keep you fully informed on the progress of your case. In most cases, you will likely need to attend an appointment with a medical expert. You will also need to answer any questions we may have on your treatment and sign relevant paperwork. Otherwise you can leave the time consuming process of settling your case to us.
Is there a time limit for bringing a compensation claim?
Yes, there is. In general, the time limit is 3 years from the date of the negligent treatment. If you were initially unaware that there was negligence at play, the 3 year time limit will apply from the date you first became aware that you suffered a significant injury and that injury was due to the defendant’s negligence. In practice, this means a claim form must be issued at Court to commence proceedings within 3 years of the negligent act or knowledge of the negligence.