Can I Sue the NHS for Medical Misdiagnosis?

This is a common question we are asked, misdiagnosis can and does happen and sometimes this is due to and can be proved as negligence. Medical misdiagnosis a common form of clinical negligence and covers a wide range of topics. Misdiagnosis usually manifests itself in two ways.

Completely undiagnosed – a doctor or specialist fails to spot and identify the issue at hand.

Incorrect diagnosis – for example, misreading the signs of cancer.

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    Some examples of medical misdiagnosis

    Below are some misdiagnosis cases we have dealt with.

    Medical misdiagnosis compensation claims

    Start a claim today with one of our expert solicitors for being Medically Misdiagnosed.

    If you feel you or anyone you know has been medically misdiagnosed or has suffered from clinical negligence call today and get expert and accurate claim advice. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have and talk you through the claims process.

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    Before making a claim it is worth taking note of the following point.

    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.

    When you might have a claim

    Injury, continuous pain or loss due to the act of a practitioner or general lack of care at the NHS is an entirely different matter. You might very well have a claim. The duty of care might have been breached meaning the health care professional/s did not provide the expected level of care. If you believe you deserve compensation you may have a medical negligence claim.

    How to start your claim

    After contacting us we look into a few things

    1. Was the medical practitioner/s involved in your diagnosis at fault to the extent that your treatment & level of service fell below the expected level recognised by law.
    2. Did you receive actual harm / injury as a direct result of that lack of care / misdiagnosis
    3. Although there are some exceptions to the rule you must bring a case to claim within (3 Years) 36 months from the time of the incident / harm occurred. Our solicitors can still advise in situations that have fallen beyond the 36 month limitation. Start your claim here.

    No win no fee

    If you are worried about the expenses, be assured to know that most good medical solicitors in the UK fight for NHS negligence cases on a no win no fee scheme. In fact, large scale unawareness about this prevails in UK till now.

    Please understand that when you approach no win no fee solicitors, you don’t need to pay up any fees if you don’t get your compensation. Pay up only after you receive your compensation. If you go through the right channels, win is sure to come your way and the medical practitioner responsible for the NHS negligence may also wash his hands off his license.

    If we determine that you do have a Medical Negligence Claim , we will most likely offer to take on your claim on a No Win No Fee Basis. Call us today to find out if you have a claim and get the compensation you deserve.

    Common Questions Relating to Compensation Claims

    In this scenario a claim must be undertaken by a “litigation friend”: this is usually a close family friend, family member, or a spouse who acts in the best interest of the victim.

    How much you can claim will depend very much on the impact and severity of the injury received and ongoing expenses and loss of income.

    You may need to be assessed by a medical team for us to better understand your limitations caused by your  injury.

    Compensation will take into account future physical and psychological support required, specialist equipment and adaptions to your home that are needed. Also, any future pain and suffering that you may experience will be taken into account alongside the loss of work and income related to your injury.

    Although there are some exceptions to the rule you must bring a case to claim within (3 Years) 36 months from the time of the incident, when the harm occurred or the ‘date of knowledge’. Our solicitors can still advise in situations that have fallen beyond the 36 month limitation.

    If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to negligence please contact one of our specialist solicitors on 0333 987 4161 to discuss your claim.

    In The News

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