Misreading Test Results Claims
Examples of medical negligence occur in all areas of medicine. Whether a practitioner or practice is run privately or as part of the NHS, mistakes are made when misreading test results. Sometimes it is because the results are unclear or ambiguous. However, there are times when misreading rest results is purely down to human error and therefore completely avoidable.
What is Misreading Test Results?
Medical negligence caused by incorrectly interpreting test results is more common than you may think. It is an area of medical negligence our lawyers at The Medical Negligence Experts have lots of experience of handling. Misreading test results can cause a patient to have delayed or incorrect treatment which can make their condition much worse than it would be had the mistake not occurred. In the most extreme cases, misreading test results has caused the deaths of patients who would otherwise have recovered from their illness.
For a claim for diagnostic error compensation to be successful the patient, or the family acting on their behalf if they are incapable of representing themselves, must demonstrate that:
- The doctor, clinician, dentist, or responsible medical practitioner showed negligence in their incorrect interpretation of the test results; and
- That their negligent actions have caused you harm.
It is important to note that the misinterpretation of test results is not evidence of misdiagnosis. Even the most experienced doctors can make an incorrect diagnosis despite having taken every care not to do so.
The accepted diagnostic practice is to evaluate and assess a patient’s symptoms before using the information available to list potential causes. The most obvious of these is tested first, with the doctor progressing through the list, discarding possible causes as tests or diagnostics rule them out until the most likely cause remains.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts will look at the process the doctor went through to reach their decision to see if negligence existed. Did they analyse all likely causes based on your symptoms, or did they make an assumption without adequate assessment? Would a similar doctor have reached the same conclusion, or would they have achieved the correct diagnosis?
If we find evidence of negligence, the next step is to determine whether it caused harm a patient would not have otherwise experienced. For example, did delayed diagnosis of skin cancer cause the disease to spread and necessitate a more aggressive form of treatment, such skin grafts and radiotherapy, and does the patient now have an increased risk of recurrence?
We will be with you right through the process, from the moment you make an initial enquiry until the conclusion of your claim. We will put you in contact with the best independent medical experts to help provide evidence to support your claim, negotiate on your behalf, and if it is not possible to resolve your claim out of court, we will represent you in court and fight for the best possible outcome.
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: the 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. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
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.
Expert, Family Solicitors
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 claim for misreading test negligence, 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.