You’re reliant on medical professionals to find out what’s wrong with you and mistakes in diagnosis can have lasting consequences for your health. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to experience medical misdiagnosis then you may be able to claim compensation.
What Is Misdiagnosis?
There are two main types of misdiagnosis:
Incorrect or missed diagnosis - when a medical professional diagnoses you with the wrong condition or fails to diagnose any problem at all.
Late diagnosis - when your condition is identified late, causing delays in treatment.
A misdiagnosis can be made by any NHS or private medical professional who’s responsible for diagnosis.
Misdiagnosis may occur if your GP or consultant fails to interpret test results accurately, examine you properly or refer you to the correct specialist.
How Do I Claim For Misdiagnosis?
You can arrange a
free first meeting with one of our expert solicitors to discuss your case. If we think you have a claim then, with your permission, we’ll start to investigate what happened.
To prove your misdiagnosis case, we have to show that your doctor or other medical professional has been negligent in their care of you. If we take your case, we’ll gather evidence in support of your claim and aim to help you access compensation as quickly as possible.
We settle most cases out of court, but if your claim has to go to court we’ll support you fully throughout.
Which Conditions Are Commonly Misdiagnosed?
Professionals can make mistakes when diagnosing many different conditions. Some of the most common include:
Illnesses that are commonly misdiagnosed tend to have symptoms that are difficult to detect or are easily mistaken for something else. A misdiagnosis for any of these conditions can have serious consequences and you may be entitled to compensation if this has happened to you.
What Are The Time Limits For Making A Misdiagnosis Claim?
You’ll usually need to make a claim within three years of becoming aware of your misdiagnosis.
If you’re claiming on behalf of a child there is no time limit until they turn 18, from 18 the three year rule applies. If you wish to make a claim on behalf of a loved one you believe died as a result of misdiagnosis then you need to claim within three years of their passing.
No Win No Fee Misdiagnosis Claims
We may be able to make your claim on a
no win no fee basis. Should your claim succeed then most of your legal fees will be covered by your opponent with the rest paid from your settlement. You won’t pay anything towards your legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful*. Why Choose Us?
Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors specialise in misdiagnosis claims. They have decades of experience helping people claim for misdiagnosis and will do their best to get you a fair settlement. We’ll also demand answers and an apology, as well as assurances that the same mistakes won’t be made again.
As part of the largest medical negligence team in the country, we understand that these cases need to be handled with sensitivity and care. We’ll support you through each step of the claims process and make sure that your care needs are fully taken into account in any settlement that’s reached.
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