Being misdiagnosed by a medical professional can have a devastating effect on your life, and if this has happened to you or a member of your family, the specialist clinical negligence lawyers here at Spencers Solicitors want to help.
There are two major categories of misdiagnosis claims, these are:
If you have suffered a misdiagnosis from your doctor, consultant or at hospital, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence compensation claim.
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A medical misdiagnosis could, for example, mean your condition deteriorated causing lasting damage, or even death, e.g. if the misdiagnosis was of cancer that in the end became inoperable. Alternatively misdiagnosis may cause you to suffer longer from your symptoms than was necessary.
The law aims to protect patients and ensure they obtain a high standard of medical care. If the court deems the treatment you received was negligent in that it fell below the standard of care you were entitled to expect from a healthcare professional of the same standing as the person that treated you, then you could be entitled to compensation in the form of a financial settlement.
A number of physical and psychological injuries can stem from a misdiagnosis, which can be caused by:
Proving medical malpractice is not always straight forward. While misdiagnosis in itself is not necessarily sufficient evidence to prove negligence, if the error was one which was unlikely to be missed by a reasonable medical expert, a finding of negligence is likely.
In order to assist the court in these cases, expert testimony can be used from noted specialists and prominent medical practitioners to answer factual medical questions.
If you think you may be entitled to compensation following a case of negligent misdiagnosis, contact our team of expert clinical negligence lawyers today who will be able to answer any questions you may have and will be able to advise you on your chances of pursuing a successful claim.
Strict time limits apply in medical negligence cases so it is advisable to seek advice as soon as possible.
If you want to make a claim against those responsible, call us on 08000 93 00 94 and speak with one of our advisors. Alternatively you can complete an Online Claim Enquiry and we'll call you back. Medical negligence claims are normally dealt with under a no win no fee arrangement, so if your claim doesn't succeed you won't pay for our work.