Make a Misdiagnosis Claim
Doctors and medical professionals are qualified, experienced individuals whom we put a great deal of trust in, but they do make mistakes that can be negligent.
We naturally expect them to treat us to the best of their abilities, which should fall above their expected duty of care and result in the correct and timely diagnosis of injuries and illnesses in their realm of expertise.
Unfortunately, medical mistakes can and do happen, often with severe and life-changing consequences to the patient.
What is a misdiagnosis?
An incorrect diagnosis or misdiagnosis can happen to anyone and can be due to a number of factors, which may include:
- 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.
Have you been a victim of medical misdiagnosis?
If you believe your doctor or 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 of experience in winning compensation on claims of this nature for our clients.
Can you make a claim?
When patients have been a victim of medical negligence, there can be a lot of self-doubt and uncertainty around whether the situation was negligent.
When clarifying whether medical negligence has occurred, two questions must be asked:
- Was there a breach of duty?
- Was the breach of duty the cause of your pain or loss?
A breach of duty occurs when the patient received below the expected standard of care for a medical professional, while causation requires the pain/loss to be caused as a result of the negligence (rather than the underlying condition).
How can Medical Negligence Solutions Assist You?
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 specifically deal with medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims, will guide you through the complex legal process and ensure you receive the best possible outcome to your compensation claim.
For your free consultation about making a missed fracture claim, speak to a member of our friendly legal team who will be more than happy to help.
Call us on 0300 303 3634, fill in our simple online form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.