Misdiagnosis claims

About Misdiagnosis Claims

Our experienced medical negligence solicitors may help you with any misdiagnosis claims that you may have to make. One of the most common medical negligence claims involves misdiagnosis or late diagnosis. Misdiagnosis and late diagnosis can be extremely dangerous for anyone, as this can delay the treatment that may be required, to avoid complications. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can lead to severe complications and can even be fatal.

Main types of misdiagnosis

There are two main types of misdiagnosis that an individual may face, these are:

  • Incorrect or missed diagnosis, which is when the professional misses the diagnosis and fails to identify the symptoms and diagnose it for what it is. Or incorrect diagnosis when the professional fails to diagnose the illness correctly or diagnoses the symptoms are something else.
  • Late diagnosis, when the illness is diagnosed late, leads to complications. For example: if a cancer is diagnosed late, it can reduce the chances of survival.

Which conditions are commonly misdiagnosed?

All conditions that the patient faces can be misdiagnosed or diagnosed late. However, our experienced solicitors found that the most common conditions that are misdiagnosed include:

  • Diabetes needs to be diagnosed at a good time and treated as soon as possible; to control blood sugar levels. Delay or misdiagnosis can be extremely dangerous, as blood sugar levels always need to be under control.
  • Meningitis needs treating as soon as possible, as it can be a grave and even fatal condition.
  • Fractures and dislocations are frequently misdiagnosed if the scans or x-rays are misinterpreted.
  • Cancer can be missed if the doctor fails to recognise key symptoms. Delays of diagnosis can lower the chances of survival. If cancer is discovered early, it is easier to treat.
  • Appendicitis needs prompt treatment.
  • Heart conditions can be easily misdiagnosed. Treating heart attacks early can be lifesaving.
  • Sepsis needs quick diagnosis; misdiagnosis or late diagnosis even be fatal.

How can I make a claim?

If you have faced negligence concerning misdiagnosis or late diagnosis or procedures, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. We will help you claim in the fastest, easiest and most stress-free way.

We advise that medical negligence claims should be made within three years of knowledge of the mistake. That means not since the error has occurred, but since the patient found out about the error. For patients under 18, they have three years since their 18th birthday to make a claim. For people who do not have the mental capacity to acknowledge the claim, there is no time limit.

How can we help?

Our experienced solicitors will help you make a successful claim and get the correct amount of compensation for your specific case. We will make sure to gather any necessary evidence to help your case and we will also access any necessary medical records. We will make sure to treat your case most professionally to make you feel comfortable getting your story across in the best way.

We understand that facing medical negligence can be an extremely stressful and traumatic process. However, we will make sure that you come out with the best possible outcome, enabling you to get back to your day to day life in no time.

How much compensation will I get?

Usually, the amount of compensation depends on how much damage you face due to negligence. Damage can be physical, mental and even financial. The best way to find out how much compensation you may get is by contacting Solicitors on Your Side now. Our experienced solicitors in medical negligence will help allow you to get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a no win-no fee basis. That means there will be no hidden fees, and everything can be done over the phone from anywhere in the UK.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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