Delayed Diagnosis

Delayed Diagnosis

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.

When can you claim for delayed diagnosis?

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.

How can our Medical Negligence Lawyers help?

Our solicitors can meet you at your home or at our offices in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Melton, 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.

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