Medical Misdiagnosis Negligence Claims
Doctors are human and can make mistakes, but their processes should be robust enough to prevent something as critical as medical misdiagnosis from occurring. Patients who have been misdiagnosed can suffer terribly as a result. It can cause extreme pain and distress, lead to unnecessary operations and treatment, reduced their life expectancy and, in rare cases, cause death. If you are worried that you may have been a victim of medical misdiagnosis negligence, then get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts today.
What is Medical Misdiagnosis Negligence?
Medical misdiagnosis is an error made when interpreting your symptoms and determining the cause of your illness. Diagnosing acute illness is not a one step action. The process could fail if a GP incorrectly dismisses symptoms as something inconsequential and does not refer their patient for further testing, scans, or x-rays. It could occur when the results of these tests are misread or misinterpreted, and no further action is taken. In very extreme cases it can lead to a patient receiving treatment for an illness they do not have, like cancer
Medical negligence happens when the standard of care a patient receives falls below what is acceptable. Not all misdiagnosis occurs due to neglect. There are occasions where, despite taking all correct actions, illness or injury is mistaken for something else. A medical negligence claim can only be successful when the patient, or those acting on their behalf, can prove negligence was present and that it caused illness or injury.
Medical misdiagnosis case studies include a doctor who failed to read the last page of his patient’s test results. As a result, no action was taken to investigate cell abnormalities and the patient’s prostate cancer remained undiagnosed for a further two years when the gentleman visited another doctor about his ongoing symptoms. By this stage, his cancer had spread, and treatment was far more invasive than would have been necessary had the first GP not been negligent.
How Can We Help?
Even if you’re unsure whether you have grounds for a medical negligence claim, contact The Medical Negligence Experts. They can talk to you about your circumstances and advise whether you have a good chance of making a successful claim for damages. An initial query involves no obligation, and will help you decide how you want to proceed.
The process is the same whether making a claim against a private practitioner or one you saw through the NHS. There is no reason anyone should suffer damages due to medical misdiagnosis whether they have paid for their treatment directly or not. All doctors have a duty of care to their patients.
The complexity of some medical negligence claims means they can take a while to resolve, and there is a three-year time limit to make a claim in most instances. The exceptions are if the victim is not yet 18, or if they are suffering from a mental health issue. The sooner you act, the better the outcome of your claim is likely to be.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and find out how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use the compensation experts?
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
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Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.