Compensation for failure to act on a test result

If you are ill or injured but you aren’t quite sure what the problem is, then chances are that you will likely have to undergo a number of tests to determine what the potential problem could be. Tests are a common occurrence in most medical procedures and if your healthcare professional can’t make an examination of you straight off the bat then these are generally the next course of treatment to determine what is wrong.

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Although in many situations tests can effectively work out exactly what is wrong with you, unfortunately in some cases through the direct negligence of your healthcare professional these test results may not be acted on and in this situation you could be left developing far more serious illnesses and injuries. 

Whose responsibility is this?

In general, making sure that your test results are acted on in an appropriate manner is the responsibility of your healthcare professional and it’s their task to ensure that you are fully informed throughout the process and that any further medical tasks which need to be undertaken are undertaken – this can also include referral to a specialist where this is necessary. If you feel that your healthcare professional has failed to do this then you could look to make a compensation claim. 

What are some examples of where I could suffer negligence here?

There are a number of potential problems which could occur as a result of this negligence and some common situations where we deal with compensation claims includes:

  • Injuries sustained through the mis-interpretation of a test result
  • Injuries sustained through failure to act on a result
  • Failure to refer to a specialist
  • Failure to proceed with treatment
  • Failure to notice a potentially serious injury.

Are Manners Pimblett able to work with me on my claim?

The team at Manners Pimblett are fully trained industry experts and they can help you with your personal injury claim, every step of the way. Our team will work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

If you are interested in working with Manners Pimblett on your compensation claim then get your claim started today on 0845 077 0772. 

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