Compensation for a delayed diagnosis

When you are dealing with serious injuries or illnesses, diagnosing the illness in a prompt and efficient manner is crucial to ensuring that it can be treated effectively before any further symptoms can potentially develop. In some situation such as when dealing with serious injuries including cancer, the speed at which you are able to identify an illness can have a drastic impact on the way that you are able to treat it and on the outcome of your treatment.

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If you feel that your doctor or GP has been negligent towards you and this had led to a delayed diagnosis which could have potentially led to the worsening of existing symptoms or the development of new symptoms, then you could consider a compensation claim against your medical professional.

Whose negligence could have led to a delayed diagnosis?

In general, performing an adequate diagnosis on you is the direct responsibility of your healthcare professional and if you do visit your local GP with signs and symptoms of a potentially serious injury then it’s crucial that they take these seriously and perform any tests that you require. As a highly skilled medical professional it’s important that your GP takes your health very seriously and if you feel that they have failed to do this, and you have been left suffering as a result, you may consider making a direct claim against them.

Where could I suffer from a delayed diagnosis?

A delayed diagnosis can lead to a number of potential health issues for you and some of the common issues that you may end up having to deal with include:

  • The development of far more serious injuries
  • The worsening of existing symptoms
  • The development of new symptoms
  • The need for a more rigorous treatment plan
  • The development of symptoms which require additional time off work and rehabilitation.

How can I make a claim?

It’s quite easy to make a compensation claim and depending on what you are looking for the team at Manners Pimblett will be there to help you throughout the process every step of the way. We bring together a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. 

To find out more about how we can help, contact Manners Pimblett today on 0845 077 0772.

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