Misdiagnosis

A claim for misdiagnosis may arise where the medical professional you have been attending upon for treatment or assessment either completely fails to diagnose the condition you are suffering from or incorrectly diagnoses it as some other medical condition.

For example, you may have been visiting your GP complaining of headaches but your GP has put the headaches down to stress/eye strain etc without carrying out any thorough investigations. If it is subsequently found that you are actually suffering from a brain tumour (of which the headaches were a symptom) and the delay in diagnosing the same has lessened your chances of making a full recovery from the disease, then you may be able to make a claim for medical negligence. Similarly, if you visit your GP with a rash which your GP puts down to heat rash or an allergic reaction and it is subsequently found that you are suffering from meningitis, this could have serious (even life threatening) consequences and you would be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence. A misdiagnosis can often lead to incorrect, inadequate or inappropriate treatment being prescribed and this can cause further complications.

There are many circumstances in which a misdiagnosis may occur. These may include:

It is important that you are able to prove that any delay in diagnosis or failure to diagnose, has either delayed your recovery and/or has introduced further complications which would not have been present if you had been diagnosed in time or at all.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Claim?

There are strict time limits in place governing how long you have to make a medical negligence claim. It is usually the case that you have three years from the date of becoming aware of the misdiagnosis in which to pursue a claim. For children, they have up until their 21st birthday in which to make a claim. In all cases, it is vital that you seek legal advice as soon as you become aware that you may be the victim of medical negligence.

The Cost Of Funding A Medical Negligence Claim

Our expert solicitors will be able to discuss with you the various options of funding your claim which may include legal aid, a no-win no-fee agreement, or legal expense insurance. These options will be discussed with you in details to ensure you choose the option that is right for you.

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