We’re reliant on medical professionals to determine what’s wrong with us – and we trust what they say. After all, they’re the experts, highly trained and experienced in their area. But sometimes they still get it wrong – and when they do, it can have a significant and lasting impact on your life.
Medical misdiagnosis can lead to further injury, deterioration, psychological distress and more.
If you’ve suffered as a result of a wrong diagnosis – whether it was provided by an NHS-based or private healthcare professional – you could be entitled to compensation. So, why wait? To discuss your case with our team of medical negligence solicitors, give us a call on 0800 110 5888.
‘No win no fee’ claims for misdiagnosis
For several reasons, you may have reservations about making a GP negligence claim. Perhaps you’ve had the same GP for a long time and are worried it will affect their career? Maybe you’re concerned about your future treatment? Or don’t feel you have the time or energy to start a legal case?
A wrong or delayed diagnosis can have extremely serious repercussions.
For a start, you may have been affected physically. The mistake may have caused a new injury or made your existing condition worse, leading to further pain and suffering – or in some cases, life-threatening consequences. And the experience is likely to have been incredibly distressing.
We can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through – but, as one of the best medical negligence teams in the country, we can help you to secure a rightful level of misdiagnosis compensation.
Our specialist medical misdiagnosis solicitors can take care of the full claims process on your behalf. From completing the initial paperwork to negotiating a settlement, we’ll oversee every legal aspect on a completely ‘no win no fee’ basis – ensuring things run as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Right now, your health should be your priority. So, let us support you. Whilst you focus on your recovery and rehabilitation, allow our team to fight your corner and secure the financial justice you deserve.
What counts as a medical misdiagnosis?
A misdiagnosis can be made by any medical professional and they’re categorised into two main types:
- Incorrect or missed diagnosis – this is when a medical professional diagnoses you with the wrong condition, or fails to diagnose any problem at all. It can lead to incorrect medication or treatment and, often, a deterioration in your health and mental wellbeing.
- Late diagnosis – this is when a condition is not diagnosed at the earliest opportunity. This can often cause a delay in further tests and treatments, and may have affected your prognosis.
One of the most common conditions to be misdiagnosed is cancer. Not only are there more than 200 types of the disease, the symptoms are often very similar to other – less serious – illnesses. As such, they can be difficult to diagnose – and delays in treatment can be particularly devastating.
Other conditions that can lead to serious complications if they aren’t diagnosed early enough include:
- Cauda Equina syndrome
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage
- Ectopic pregnancy
Please keep in mind, this is not an exhaustive list. Absolutely any condition or illness can be misdiagnosed. But whatever the nature of your experience. And whichever type of error led to your misdiagnosis – whether it was a failure to request tests, a misinterpreted scan or something else – we should be able to help, here at Injury Lawyers Direct.
We have a fantastic in-house team of misdiagnosis claims solicitors, as well as many specialist insurers, barristers, and medics at our disposal. By applying our knowledge and experience, we can handle the full claims process, and will do everything we can to achieve the best outcome.
Begin your medical misdiagnosis claim today
To start your misdiagnosis claim, the first step is to get in touch. You can either give us a call on 0800 110 5888 or fill out our online contact form with a few details. A member of the team will then respond to your enquiry and arrange a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.
This is just a quick informal chat, so we can learn a bit more about your wrong diagnosis – and the effect it’s had on your day-to-day life. After that, we should be able to advise on your eligibility to make a medical misdiagnosis claim and the chances of your success, should you wish to go ahead.
You’ll be under no pressure to begin legal proceedings. That’s entirely your choice and we’ll never rush you into a decision. But if you do wish to take action, we’ll get started immediately. All of our work is completed under a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, and we have a brilliant record of success. So, what do you have to lose?
Pick up the phone today, tell us about your experience of misdiagnosis, and let us take care of the rest.