Failure to Diagnose & Misdiagnosis

GP Practice

Have you ever wondered what might have happened if your condition, injury or disease had been diagnosed earlier?

This is perhaps the most common question our medical negligence team is asked to advice people on. Failure to diagnose, or delay in diagnosis of course means a delay in treatment. The consequences of this 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 one of our team straight away. We will then advise you fully and guide you through the claim process if we believe you have reasonable prospects of bringing a successful medical negligence claim.

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.

Failure to diagnose

Here are some examples of failure to diagnose 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

We can help

Our specialist team of advisors would be more than happy to talk to you about your treatment and advise whether we should meet for a free consultation so we can properly advise you on your options. Please call us on 01522 561020; or call into one of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Sleaford, Grantham, Lincoln and Newark.

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