With the number of patients seen in GP surgeries and in hospitals every year, mistakes will inevitably happen from time to time.
Among the more serious is a medical misdiagnosis, which can have devastating – and potentially tragic – consequences for the patient involved.
A medical misdiagnosis occurs where a medical practitioner fails to correctly identify the patient’s problem.
Medical misdiagnosis caused by medical negligence falls into two categories:
– total misdiagnosis where there is a failure to diagnose a health condition or illness following health problems leading the patients to believe they are not unwell or have been cured;
– incorrect diagnosis, which can result in improper medication or treatment being administered.
The lawyers in our medical negligence team have helped clients with claims due to:
– cancer misdiagnosis
– missed fractures or undiagnosed fractures
– undiagnosed appendicitis
– undiagnosed infections
– an undiagnosed stroke
– undiagnosed meningitis
– undiagnosed diabetes
– undiagnosed internal bleeding
Most medical conditions are easier to treat when they are diagnosed as early as possible and the appropriate treatment is provided quickly. Misdiagnosis could mean the patient has a longer recovery period, has to undergo unnecessary surgery, or suffers further injury or impairment.
Our medical negligence lawyers regularly represent patients and their families where there has been suffering or harm due to misdiagnosis.
High degree of professionalism whilst remaining sympathetic and friendly.
If you or a family member have had a condition wrongly diagnosed and have suffered from additional pain or suffering as a result, or – in the most serious circumstances – a family member has died, then we can help to bring a claim.
We will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case. We will advise you whether you would 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 you.
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