Medical Negligence

Failure to Diagnose & Misdiagnosis

Could your condition, injury or disease had been diagnosed earlier?

This is perhaps the most common question our medical negligence team is asked to advise people on. Failure to diagnose, or delay in diagnosis, is a form of medical malpractice that results in a delay in treatment. The consequences of this malpractice can range from, simply having a longer period of pain and suffering, to fatality.

This is why it is important to seek legal advice from expert medical negligence solicitors as soon as possible.

If you have suffered from medical misdiagnoses or healthcare professionals have failed to diagnose you, then you may be entitled to a compensation award. Furthermore, highlighting these cases can also help ensure no one else suffers any pain and suffering.

You will be fully guided through the claims process by our medical negligence team if you have reasonable prospects of bringing a successful medical negligence claim.

Have I got a medical malpractice claim?

Medical malpractice is a very serious form of clinical negligence. The impact of it can affect your health, recovery and quality of life.

It is very rarely an intentional form of negligence. Doctors and healthcare providers always try to give you the best care possible.

Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong that has a negative impact on you. In these circumstances, it is only right and fair for you to be compensated accordingly.

Examples of medical malpractice could include:

  • Being diagnosed with the wrong condition
  • Receiving the incorrect treatment or medication for a condition
  • Failure to treat based on misdiagnoses
  • Incorrect surgery due to diagnoses error

The best thing you can do if you think you have a claim is to ask.

Free initial consultations are available from our medical negligence lawyer. They will hear your story and what happened. Based on the information you provide, they’ll be able to tell you if we think you have a claim.

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When can a legal claim be made?

A legal claim can be brought against anyone that has treated you, and must be brought to court within three years (in rare cases you can exceed this) of the date you first knew, or could reasonably have been expected to know, that you had suffered a significant injury caused by someone else’s negligent acts or omissions. In the case of a child, the three years runs from their 18th birthday.

Example of failure to diagnose

Here are some examples of failure to diagnose cases which our team has advised upon:-

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Bowel cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Other life threatening disease, conditions and infections
  • Failure to diagnose a fracture
  • Failure to diagnose eye conditions

Medical malpractice cases or diagnosis failures are usually the results of human error, a healthcare professional not understanding the patient’s condition or an incorrect diagnosis of a medication condition.

Free Initial Consultation

Book a free initial consultation with our Medical Negligence team.

During the consultation, we will ask you to tell us about your claim. From your answers, we will be able to tell you whether we think you have a case and entitled to make a compensation claim. If we believe you are entitled to make a claim, our team will give you options on what you can do next.

Each initial consultation should take no more than 30 minutes of your time.

Your consultation can take place at a time and place to suit you. We’re able to hold them over the telephone, video call or in person.

Our specialist team of advisors would be more than happy to talk to you about your treatment and advise you on your options. Call us today on 0333 3580 393 or send us a live chat message to arrange your appointment.

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    John KnightSenior Director & Solicitor
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