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Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis Claims
If you have suffered unnecessarily due to delayed or misdiagnosis, the expert medical negligence solicitors at JMW are here to help you to claim compensation. We are hugely experienced in handling cases of this nature and can provide the advice and support you need to make a successful misdiagnosis compensation claim or delayed diagnosis claim.
Speak to our team today to find out how we can help you to secure the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you. We offer legal services on a no win, no fee basis.
How JMW Can Help
The delayed diagnosis solicitors at JMW are specialists in handling cases of clinical negligence. We will provide the support and guidance you need at this difficult time. We understand that making a delayed or misdiagnosis claim can be extremely daunting, but we will help you every step of the way throughout the legal process to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Compensation could help you to cover the costs of treatment, or pay for any lifestyle adjustments you need to make.
We are renowned for our professionalism and well-known around the UK as a law firm that gets results. The team includes members of the Law Society’s specialist panel for clinical negligence, and our Head of Clinical Negligence Eddie Jones is also a member of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.
Although a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can have a devastating impact, claiming compensation will help to put right the damage that has been caused. We can help you to rebuild your life and ensure justice is served.
When is a Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis Classed as Negligence?
Medical professionals usually do a fantastic job of helping people in their time of need, providing expert advice and treatment to prevent injury or illness and to help with recovery. However, medical professionals, such as GPs and nurses, are not immune from making mistakes and when negligence happens, the results can be devastating. Sometimes ailments either go undiagnosed or are diagnosed incorrectly, which can mean that they are not treated urgently or effectively, and may even get worse.
Mistakes of this type can result in important, potentially life-saving treatment being delayed or not being carried out at all. As such a delayed or missed diagnosis can have a life-changing impact. If this has happened to you or someone you know it is essential that legal assistance is sought to secure a compensation amount that can make an important difference as you continue with your life.
What medical mistakes can lead to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis?
A diagnosis may be delayed or missed for any number of reasons. However, some of the more common mistakes can include:
- Failing to correctly examine the patient
- Interpreting test results incorrectly or not accurately enough
- Failing to refer a patient to a specialist
It may be that a condition goes completely undiagnosed over a lengthy period of time, such as if you regularly visit your GP and a diagnosis is not made when it should have been, or it could be that a diagnosis is simply incorrect. For example, if a sprain is diagnosed when in fact you have suffered a fracture.
What illnesses are commonly misdiagnosed?
The illnesses that are commonly misdiagnosed or suffer due to a delayed diagnosis include: