Claiming Compensation for Misdiagnosis

If you have suffered from misdiagnosis you may be able to claim for financial compensation. Misdiagnosis essentially means that a) the medical practitioner failed to diagnose a condition or b) the wrong condition was diagnosed.

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In order to claim compensation for misdiagnosis the following must be proved: the treatment received (or lack of treatment) must have caused further damage.
If you are one of the many people in the UK who believe they have suffered from misdiagnosis then contact us at Manners Pimblett. We will assess your claim for compensation.

The effects of misdiagnosis

We trust our doctors to make the correct diagnosis. Yet far too often misdiagnosis occurs in GP surgeries and hospitals across the UK. To make a claim for compensation the misdiagnosis needs to have caused further harm to the patient. For example:

A patient’s fractured wrist is misdiagnosed and he is sent away with no treatment. Over night the pain increases, and on a second visit to the hospital the fracture is finally diagnosed. If treatment had been given in the first instance, the patient would have made a full recovery. As it is, the patient’s wrist is unable to properly heal and he has lost full use of his hand. The patient works with his hands and is unable to continue working.

Another example of a potential claim for misdiagnosis:

A patient goes to her GP with classic symptoms of bowel cancer. The GP misdiagnoses this and so fails to refer her for further tests. Over time her symptoms are not alleviated and finally cancer is diagnosed. If the GP had diagnosed cancer at the first instance, the cancer would have been treated relatively quickly. As it is, the cancer has spread and the patient has to undergo more extensive and intrusive treatment.

Other ways that misdiagnosis can cause pain and suffering:

  • Treatment is prescribed that is not needed with accompanying side effects
  • Having unnecessary operations or procedures
  • Stress for the patient and their family from worrying unnecessarily
  • Death.

The effects of misdiagnosis are therefore very serious. All too often and tragically the person who was misdiagnosed would choose their health over a lump sum of money as financial compensation. Yet in the tragic event of misdiagnosis, this money can be extremely useful for a continuing quality of life.

Contact us at Manners Pimblett if you have suffered from the effects of misdiagnosis. We will assess your claim for financial compensation. Call us or complete our online claim form. We offer NO WIN NO FEE* agreements on personal injury matters, call one of our experts today for more information. 0845 0770772. 

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