NHS Misdiagnosis Claims
Most medical care administered to patients are of very high standards, especially in the NHS; yet mistakes can and do happen. In these circumstances, a patient may be left with a life altering disability and in worse cases, lose their life.
If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis, it is imperative that you seek legal assistance to help you go through such a difficult time. At nhsnegligenceclaim.co.uk, our medical negligence solicitors understand how devastating it can be to suffer the consequences of another person's action. More than that, we know how invaluable compensation can be, especially in helping individuals deal with the financial stress associated with negligence.
Medical misdiagnosis typically results from inadvertent error in diagnosis, incompetence or obvious negligent behaviour of a healthcare practitioner.
Events that can be classed under medical/NHS misdiagnosis include:
- Failure to diagnose a patient’s condition
- Delay in diagnosis leading to worsened condition
- Failure to educate patients on risks of carrying out certain medical procedures.
- Incorrect treatment administration
- Medication/Prescription errors
- Failure to carry out extensive test before making diagnosis
- Delay in treating a patient
- Failure to refer a patient to a Specialist for further examination
- Performing wrong tests
- Misinterpretation of test and scan results
- Negligent care and medical attention leading to the development of infections or worsened condition
Common Types of Misdiagnosis Claims Medical Misdiagnosis claims can happen in a number of ways, they most commonly include but are not limited to the following:
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm misdiagnosis claims||Appendicitis misdiagnosis claims||Missed Fracture Compensation Claims|
|Bacterial Meningitis misdiagnosis||Ectopic pregnancy misdiagnosis||Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims|
|Cancer misdiagnosis||Subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis||Tendon Injury Misdiagnosis Claims|
|Septicaemia misdiagnosis||Deep Vein Thrombosis Claims||Cauda Equina Misdiagnosis|
Can you Sue the NHS for Misdiagnosis?
Suing the NHS for Misdiagnosis may seem very intimidating, but with the right medical negligence solicitors working on your case, you can be sure that your claims will be handled in the best possible way to secure you a worthy compensation.
When suing a medical practitioner, the NHS or a hospital, the major forms of misdiagnosis under which claims can be brought include:
- Wrong diagnosis
- Late diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed treatment
When it comes to compensation for medical misdiagnosis, claims can be made for any of the following:
- Pain, disability and discomfort caused by misdiagnosis
- Reduction in life expectancy as a result of delayed diagnosis or failed diagnosis
- Financial losses
- Cost of medication
- Cost of equipment for rehabilitation
- Cost of treatment, including travel expenses.
How do you prove medical misdiagnosis?
To prove Medical misdiagnosis claims in the UK, you will need to establish the following:
- That a relationship existed between you and the medical professional who has acted negligently.
- That the medical professional breached their duty of care and acted negligently.
- That the negligent act caused you injury, pain and suffering.
- Lastly, that the injury, pain and trauma that resulted from the negligence actions of your medical practitioner seriously impacted on your quality of life.
What Documents Are Necessary to Prove Misdiagnosis?
Some of the documents that are required to successfully prove any form of medical negligence claim including misdiagnosis include:
- Comprehensive statements with detailed accounts of the healthcare practitioner who provided the negligent treatment, medical appointments dates, the severity and impact of the injury on the patient.
- Medical reports
- Test results and scans
- Witness statements
- Evidence of financial losses - both past and present financial losses
- Photographs (showing your injury/condition)
- Medical Report from an Independent Medical Experts
If you have any problem gathering all the necessary evidence, our NHS negligence solicitors can be of assistance. Reach out to us today to get free legal advice on how to sue a medical practitioner, privately owned hospital and the NHS for negligence.
How long do I have to make misdiagnosis claims?
According to the NHS, victims are given a period of 12months to express their displeasure for any act of negligence; by making a formal complaint to the NHS.
Generally, when making misdiagnosis claims, as it is with other medical negligence cases, medical negligence victims usually have a three year limit for making claims. This is why we encourage our clients to bring their claims as soon as the act of negligence was identified.
How do I start my misdiagnosis claim?
To start your misdiagnosis claim, take the first step by reaching out to us and one of our medical negligence lawyers will be assigned to your case.
Your case will be thoroughly investigated and you will be advised whether or not you have solid grounds for making claims. Next, you will be advised on a funding option. Usually, we work with most clients on a No Win No Fee basis.
After agreeing on a funding option, we will proceed to gather all evidence necessary to establish liability. Thereafter, a letter of claim is sent to the defendant party on your behalf, after which negotiations and settlement will follow if and only if liability is admitted.
On rare occasions where liability is denied your case may go to trial. It will interest you to know that our experienced medical negligence solicitors have a proven track record of bringing successful medical negligence claims out of court. And should your claim go to court, we will be there to represent you.
Contact our team today
We have represented tons of victims of medical negligence and have secured the best possible settlement payouts, every time.
Our medical negligence solicitors are dedicated, friendly and have our clients at the center of any decision they make. We will present your claims in the strongest possible way that ensures that it is difficult for the defendant to contest your claim. We do not take up claims for which evidence are not valid, so if we tell you that you stand a chance, rest assured you are well on your way to a successful claim.
Our lawyers are all across the UK. Feel free to contact us today and we will assign your case to one of our Solicitors near you!