Occasionally, under-pressure doctors or other clinicians make mistakes. Among the more serious errors is a delay in diagnosis, which can have dire consequences.
A patient has the right to receive an acceptable standard of medical treatment and receive a diagnosis within a reasonable time frame. Any delay in diagnosis will inevitably cause a subsequent delay in treatment and additional pain and suffering for the patient.
For some patients, a delay in diagnosis and then treatment could mean the difference between full recovery and permanent harm, or even death.
The medical negligence team at Gotelee regularly represents patients who have suffered injury or harm caused by the delayed diagnosis and treatment of their illness or condition.
A delay in diagnosis can be due to complicated or changing symptoms. But it may be due to negligence, including misinterpretation of test results, failure to notice or respond to a specified set of symptoms, or a failure to refer the patient to an appropriate specialist or hospital for further investigation or treatment. In that situation, there may be the basis for making a claim.
Warm friendly service with clear responses to all my questions.
Our solicitors can meet you at your home or at our offices in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Hadleigh or Woodbridge for a free initial appointment to offer guidance and advice.
We will discuss your case and advise you as to whether you could be entitled to compensation and how to pay for our services. In most cases, we are able to offer clients an insurance protected No Win No Fee agreement.
Please call us on 01473 298125 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our Medical Negligence Lawyers will be happy to discuss your case and how we can help.
There is no substitute for strong legal advice – a point illustrated in on...Read Article
"Domini was very fast and efficient in carrying out her work for me - she was also very good at explaining things to me"
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"
"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."
"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."
"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"
"I have used Tracey Laflin at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."
- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones