Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
Despite sophisticated advances in technology, diagnosing illness and disease comes down to human interpretation of test results. You place your trust the GP, specialist, dentist, or other health professional to be able to use accurately the information they have, but errors can be made and medical misdiagnosis occur – often with tragic and devastating consequences. If you, or someone in your family, has been affected by medical misdiagnosis, the legal team at The Medical Negligence Experts can help.
What is Medical Misdiagnosis Negligence?
Medical misdiagnosis can present itself in various ways, including:
- Misreading of test results.
- Failure to carry out a thorough patient examination.
- Neglecting to refer a patient to a specialist for further assessment.
- Incorrect patient notes and poor communication.
A medical misdiagnosis claim may relate to failing to diagnose an illness or disease, delayed diagnosis, or wrong diagnosis. Medical misdiagnosis may not have any significant effect, or it could be life changing – even life-threatening. The level of damage will determine the amount of any compensation paid but not only will it do that, but it will also affect the patient’s ability to reach their full potential in life.
Misdiagnosis negligence does not only involve patients not receiving treatment for a condition, but also patients having treatment for an illness they do not have. An example is a woman who had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with aggressive cancer, only for pathology examination of her breast tissue to identify she had incorrectly been diagnosed and did not have cancer at all.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts is a team of lawyers experienced in handling medical negligence claims. We can help you determine whether you have grounds for a valid claim and, if so, how best to proceed.
For a clinical negligence compensation request to be successful, you must show that the treatment you received was negligent and that it caused, or at least significantly contributed to, your illness or injury. Not all cases of medical misdiagnosis are due to negligence, and not all cases of negligence give a reason to make a claim. We will review your medical notes and, with the advice of an independent medical assessment, be able to collate the necessary evidence.
We appreciate that starting a medical claim can feel scary and unfamiliar, which is why we work hard to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you. We will talk you through the process in everyday language, and keep you informed so you know what is happening. There are four main steps to a negligence compensation claim.
- Determining whether you have a legitimate claim.
- Gathering the evidence to support this.
- Submitting the evidence to the responsible party with the request for compensation.
- Negotiating for the best possible outcome for you.
The majority of medical negligence cases conclude satisfactorily without having to go to court. If the responsible party denies liability or refuses to offer adequate compensation, we will continue to fight on your behalf in court until the situation is resolved.
Get in touch today and find out how The Medical Negligence Claims Experts can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.