Medical misdiagnosis claim
What counts as a medical misdiagnosis claim?
In any medical misdagnosis claim there are three main types of misdiagnosis:
A medical professional diagnoses you with the wrong medical condition, or fails to diagnose your condition at all.
This is when your condition is diagnosed late, causing delays in treatment, recovery time. The delay may also cause more severe or prolonged health issues.
This is where no diagnosis is made where there is in fact an existing condition.
Medical misdiagnosis can also occur if a medical profession, such as a GP, fails to interpret your test results properly, examine you properly or refer you to the right specialist.
How much compensation can I claim for medical misdiagnosis
You can claim different kinds of compensation for medical misdiagnosis. Some of the most common factors claimed for are:
- Treatment costs
- Travel expenses
- Equipment or medication costs
- Loss of income
- Reduction of life expectancy
- Discomfort, pain or disability
All cases are different and may include all or some of these factors, and in differing amounts. This means that it is very hard, and often misleading, to give exact figures, as there are too many variables.
We will look at your entire claim in the round. then we will carefully assess the impact your misdiagnosis has had upon your life drawing upon our experience and knowledge of previous case histories. We will then make an expert assessment of the amount you can expect to claim.
Who can make a medical misdiagnosis?
Any NHS or private medical professional who is responsible for diagnosis can make a misdiagnosis.
Can I sue the NHS for clinical misdiagnosis?
Yes you can sue the NHS for medical misdiagnosis. There are several NHS bodies and procedures involved in making a claim, and our medical negligence experts will guide you through the process. A claim against the NHS can be long and stressful. So it is important to choose an experienced and supportive Solicitor’s firm like Adam Law Solicitors.
Please see our clinical negligence Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Don’t delay, contact us now for an initial assessment of your medical misdiagnosis