Diabetes Negligence Claims
The number of people in Britain living with diabetes is nearly 3.5 million, but estimates are that the number of those yet to be diagnosed could push that number far higher. Diabetes is a serious condition which can affect all aspects of a person’s health, and which can be life-threatening if not correctly diagnosed and treated.
The Medical Negligence Experts have helped with diabetes negligence claims for clients who have been affected by delayed diabetes diagnosis, or who have suffered from medical negligence regarding their diabetes treatment. Our specialist team have a strong reputation for helping victims of medical negligence obtain compensation for physical damage, as well as recover financial expenses incurred as part of their treatment or through being unable to work.
What is Diabetes Negligence?
Mistaking the signs of diabetes for another condition and misdiagnosing a patient, delayed diagnosis, and delayed treatment through lack of follow up and referral, are three ways in which a person can be a victim of diabetes negligence.
Diabetes is an illness caused when a person’s pancreas does not regulate the amount of glucose in their body. It can be managed, but there is no cure. There are two types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2. The difference is that type 1 is where the pancreas produces no insulin, while type 2 is when the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body does not respond to the insulin is secretes. Both can develop at any age and have similar symptoms.
Symptoms of diabetes include unexplained hunger, weight loss, excessive thirst and frequent urination, fatigue, mood swings and blurry vision.
Effects of diabetes can lead to:
- Kidney failure
- Coma and brain damage
- Heart attack
If left untreated, diabetes can have severe health implications and can even cause death.
A patient in Devon was awarded compensation for diabetes negligence after his GP incorrectly read his diabetes test results. The doctor’s error led to the gentleman’s condition not being diagnosed for several years, by which time he had begun to suffer from peripheral neuropathy. While it is possible the patient may have developed the nerve condition over time, with the help of his lawyers he was able to show that it was worse than it would otherwise have been.
No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
We do not believe money should be a barrier to receiving the best quality legal support, which is why we offer all qualifying clients the option of using our No Win No Fee* service. Whether you are claiming against a private practitioner or one working for the NHS, you do not have to pay anything upfront, and pay no solicitor fees at all if your claim is unsuccessful.
A No Win No Fee* agreement takes away the financial risk associated with making a claim and puts you back in control of your future.
Proving that your illness was the result of medical negligence is a difficult task, but absolutely necessary if your claim is to be successful. Before you decide anything, we will thoroughly assess your claim and give you our professional opinion of whether we believe an application for compensation will be approved.
Our agreement means that you will have expert solicitors advising, supporting and representing you until your case concludes without you having to pay any money in advance of knowing the result.
We are completely honest about our fee structure, charging the standard industry fee of 20% of the amount of compensation we obtain for you, and not a penny more. If your claim is not successful, then we will waive all our legal costs.
How Can We Help?
Diabetes negligence can be difficult to prove which is why you need a specialist solicitor experienced in medical negligence claims, like The Medical Negligence Experts, to give your request the best chance of success. We have the knowledge to advise whether your case has merit, and can put you in contact with professional independent medical experts to help gather the evidence needed to prove you have been a victim of clinical negligence.
When you contact The Medical Negligence Experts, you will be put in touch with an expert who is familiar with medical negligence claims and who understands what you are going through. They will talk to you in detail about your situation to determine whether you have grounds to make a claim and, if you do, what things you need to consider before deciding to proceed with a claim.
Once you agree to go ahead, we will contact the other party and ask them to accept responsibility for your condition. If they admit blame and you would benefit from an early financial payment to help cover the cost of lost income or medical care, we will request they make an interim payment. This amount will be deducted from your agreed compensation award.
Your team will be with you every step of the way, from the moment you make your initial enquiry until the settlement of your case. We understand that facing a court is stressful – particularly if you are struggling to manage your health – so we will do all we can to obtain compensation and an acknowledgement of responsibility in an out-of-court settlement.
Compensation will not cure your condition, but it can make your life easier by giving you access to additional support and treatment you may otherwise not be able to afford, and can ease financial worries if you have had to take time off work.
Our processes always focus on our clients’ needs. We can provide expert legal advice, but we will not take any action or accept an offer of compensation without your agreement. We represent you and your best interests, and our goal is always to obtain maximum compensation for medical negligence, in the shortest possible time and with the least amount of stress for you.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask how we can help you. Either fill in our online contact form or call free from your landline or mobile.
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 Diabetes Negligence 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 Diabetes Negligence 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.