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Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis Claims
If you have suffered unnecessarily due to misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis, the expert clinical negligence solicitors at JMW are here to help. We are hugely experienced in cases of this nature and can provide the advice and support you need to make a successful misdiagnosis claim or delayed diagnosis claim.
Speak to our team today to find out more about how we can help you to secure the delayed diagnosis compensation to which you are entitled. Simply call us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
Medical professionals 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 our recovery. However, medical professionals, such as GPs and nurses, are not immune from making mistakes, and when this happens the effects can be devastating. This can take the form of an ailment either not being diagnosed or being diagnosed incorrectly.
Errors of this type can result in important treatment either being delayed or not being carried out at all. As such, a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis can have a life-changing impact and it is important that if this has happened to you or someone you know, that legal assistance is sought to secure a compensation amount that can make an important difference as you continue with your life.
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.
Typical claims may include:
The delayed diagnosis solicitors at JMW will provide the support and guidance you need at what can be a difficult time. We understand that taking legal action can seem complex and even daunting, which is why we are here to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
The clinical negligence team at JMW is renowned for its professionalism and we are known throughout the UK as a law firm that gets results. The team includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.