Compensation for failure to diagnose a stroke

Having a stroke can be one of the most traumatising experiences that a person can go through – on the other side of this it can also be an experience that a person can have without even really knowing what has happened. Either way, if you do have a stroke it’s important that it’s accurately diagnosed and that the appropriate treatment is given to you to prevent any further problems from occurring and to ensure that you return to full health.

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If you do visit a GP suspecting that you might have had a stroke then it’s important that your GP is able to adequately diagnose your illness. If they fail to do this appropriately or to the best of their ability, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against them for any costs that you have incurred.

Who might I look at making a claim against?

Any type of medical diagnosis is the responsibility of your GP or healthcare professional and if you do visit them with the symptoms of a stroke, regardless of how small, the it’s important that they perform the adequate tests to ensure that the appropriate measures are taken to deal with your injuries as needed. If you feel that they haven’t done this or that they have been negligent towards you then you could consider making a compensation claim.

What are some situations where I could suffer negligence here?

There are a number of different situations here where you could have been the victim of medical negligence and some common examples where you could make a claim include:

  • Claims for a failure to adequately examine an X-ray or test
  • Claims for failure to identify common symptoms
  • Claims for failure to refer to a specialist
  • Clams for mis-diagnosis
  • Claims for failure to treat a serious injury. 

Am I able to work with Manners Pimblett throughout my claim?

Working together with you, the team at Manners Pimblett are able to help you retrieve every penny of compensation that you are entitled to. Our team of fully qualified professionals will ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

To find out more about the Manners Pimblett approach, contact our team today on 0845 077 0772.

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