Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis 2016-10-20T14:14:09+00:00

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Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis of Serious Medical Conditions

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The effect of the failure to diagnose many medical conditions can be catastrophic and is amongst the major reasons for medical negligence claims to be brought. Most conditions or diseases are easier to treat if diagnosed early and medical intervention is often less invasive as a result. Mistaking a condition for something else can compound the error if the wrong course of treatment has harmful side effects.

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Claim against the NHS

If you have suffered from physical or even psychological harm from substandard treatment by the NHS it is possible you can claim against the NHS for medical negligence compensation. Call our claims helpline for free advice on 020 3510 0205

Complaints Procedure

There is a procedure to be followed when making a complaint. Check that your medical issues are grounds for negligence, and not a simple complaint procedure. Complaints about procedure dissatisfaction, or seeking an apology / admission for lack of care / treatment should go to PALS.

What is Clinical / Medical Negligence?

Negligence or malpractice can occur in a wide range of situations, including botched operations, the failure to diagnose a condition or disease, inappropriate treatment or the failure to properly monitor a patient during or after treatment. All can have devastating effects on the patient and his or her family. Read more here

Expert Legal Advice Will Be Required to Bring a Claim

Consequently this is an area that the medical profession is very keen to get right, yet mistakes do happen and the consequences are often severe. The effects can be life-changing or fatal and very often, financial compensation is essential to support the victims of delayed diagnosis or their families.

Whether medical negligence compensation is due in the event of delayed or misdiagnosis, the legal test will usually be whether another doctor would have diagnosed the patient’s condition correctly if presented with the same symptoms. This can be difficult to prove and expert legal advice will be required to bring a claim.