Compensation for misdiagnosis injuries
When an illness has been incorrectly diagnosed by a GP or medical professional, it can have long-lasting and traumatising consequences for your health.
If you have been injured due to a medical misdiagnosis, you may be able to claim compensation for negligence. The amount of compensation you could be awarded will be dependent on the severity of the misdiagnosis and the impact it has had on your health.
Claims for medical misdiagnosis often fall into one of three categories, which are incorrect, delayed or missed diagnosis. Examples can include:
- Failure to correctly diagnose a medical problem and then been prescribed unnecessary treatment or received surgery that wasn’t required
- Failure to refer to a specialist or arrange further tests following a misdiagnosis
- Been given an incorrect medical diagnosis that has caused you psychological trauma as a result, e.g. a terminal illness diagnosis
- A delayed diagnosis of a medical condition that has worsened due to the delay or has impacted your ability to fight the condition through treatment which can no longer be administered
Medical misdiagnosis compensation claims are particularly complex due to the scientific issues involved, so it is important to speak with specialist medical negligence solicitors who understand both the legal and medical issues.
How we can help with medical misdiagnosis claims
At Nelsons, our specialist Medical Negligence team in Derby, Leicester and Nottingham are experienced in dealing with medical misdiagnosis compensation claims. We have a proven track record of securing compensation for our clients and we consistently recover large amounts of compensation on their behalf.
Our team are ranked in Tier One of the independently-researched publication, The Legal 500, and are recommended by Chambers and Partners as one of the top teams of specialists in the country. Additionally, the team has been shortlisted as finalists for the second year running for Claimant Team of the Year at the national Personal Injury Awards.
Our team are also members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel – a specialist qualification held by experienced medical negligence solicitors – and the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) specialist panel.
If you have been a victim of medical negligence, contact us to speak to our team. We are always happy to discuss the circumstances of your misdiagnosis claim either over the phone, via email or where appropriate at a meeting.
- No win, no fee services
- Help with rehabilitation for your injuries
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For further information on making a medical misdiagnosis claim, please contact us to discuss how we can help on 0800 024 1976, through our online enquiry form or by using our online chat.
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