What is medical misdiagnosis?
Medical misdiagnosis can include a failure to diagnose an illness or injury. Essentially the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis must lead to delayed treatment or, in some cases, no treatment which in turn cause a much poorer outcome for the patient and these circumstances a claim for medical negligence will normally succeed. Typical cases we have seen involve a completely wrong diagnosis or sometimes a delayed diagnosis and sometimes a failure to spot complications that change or aggravate a person’s existing condition. It can also arise where medical staff may on the one hand correctly diagnose a condition but misdiagnose a separate condition and that in turn causes the patient harm.
The more common misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosed medical conditions can include cancer, meningitis, stroke, cardiac conditions, diabetes and infections.
How do I make a medical misdiagnosis claim?
If you feel that you might have a cause of action against a medical provider for delay or misdiagnosing your condition please contact us.
How much compensation can I claim for medical misdiagnosis?
This will depend on a lot of factors many of which will become clear as your case progresses. Primarily the injury and harm you suffered because of negligent delay or misdiagnosing your condition together with your expenses, loss of earnings (if any) and your future needs will all inform us as to the likely amount of compensation. We will obtain expert reports on your behalf which will deal with the injury and losses and assist us calculating and ultimately negotiating with the defendant (wrongdoer) your compensation. For further details of compensation payable in medical negligence cases please click here.
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