Can I Claim for Medical Misdiagnosis?
There are two main types of medical misdiagnosis:
Incorrect / missed diagnosis – Which is when a medical professional diagnoses you with the wrong condition or fails to diagnose any problem at all.
Late diagnosis – Which is when a medical professional diagnoses your condition but it is identified late, causing delays in treatment.
A misdiagnosis can be made by any NHS or private medical professional who’s responsible for any form of medical diagnosis and may occur if your GP or consultant fails to interpret test results accurately, fails to examine you properly or fails to refer you to the correct specialist.
Misdiagnosis can cause unnecessary pain and suffering and can sometimes be life-threatening.
If you have suffered as a direct result of a misdiagnosis then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
We understand that you may well be suffering both mentally and emotionally in addition to any physical injuries and that no amount of compensation can change what you have endured.
However, by making a claim for any compensation that you are entitled to could help to relieve any financial pressures caused by the negligence, such as medical bills or loss of earnings.
The first step is to get in touch with us, and one of our team of medical negligence experts can conduct a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with you
How to Make a Claim
Our team of claim experts will talk with you about what happened and listen to your experience so they can see if a medical misdiagnosis claim may be possible.
The information you share with us is always treated confidentially and would only be used by our solicitors in dealing with your enquiry, if your claim is pursued.
To evaluate your claim we will need to know:
- Which hospital you attended and what date you attended.
- What injuries or harm you have suffered.
- How the hospital fell short of the expected standard of care.
- Whether you require ongoing treatment or rehabilitation
Once you have started the claim process by talking to our medical negligence solicitors and they have established that a potential claim exists, the next stage is for our panel of solicitors to start gathering the evidence needed for a successful claim.
This means gathering the evidence to assist in proving that medical negligence took place and that you have been harmed in some way as a direct result.
This evidence might include things like medical reports and expert opinions or statements from independent medical professionals, or a medical examination.
If the healthcare provider in question admits responsibility early on during the claim then we may be able to get you interim compensation payments ahead of your final compensation settlement, to help with your rehabilitation, daily living and any medical costs you may be facing.
We will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the process.
What happens when I make a claim?
When you contact us, you’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors, who will be able to tell you within minutes whether you have a valid claim or not.
If you do wish to proceed with a medical misdiagnosis claim, we will then put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who is an expert in your type of claim. Your solicitor will keep in close contact with you throughout your claim and they will be able to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
We know that making a medical misdiagnosis claim can seem daunting, but our solicitors work very hard to ensure that your claim is dealt with diligently and efficiently.