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Claims for Misdiagnosis

Claims for Misdiagnosis

Claims for Misdiagnosis / Delay in Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis for any condition can be extremely distressing. However, receiving a diagnosis and later being informed the diagnosis is incorrect can be devastating, particularly if the new diagnosis is worse than the first.  Call us today on 0121 3550011 for expert legal assistance.  We offer no win no fee agreements on these cases.

Whatever the circumstances behind your illness, if you have suffered a delay in diagnosis of an illness, you may be entitled to make a claim. A delay in diagnosis can occur when a condition is either missed or misdiagnosed because the symptoms displayed are not typical. However, a delay in diagnosis can also occur due to insufficient investigations by healthcare professionals, failure to make appropriate referrals and follow up  abnormal results. This is known as clinical negligence.

Sometimes a delay in diagnosis can have devastating consequences, for example, a delay in diagnosing meningitis can be life threatening and a delay in diagnosis of certain types of cancer can reduce life expectancy.

You may be able to obtain compensation if you or a loved one have experienced:

  • A delay in diagnosis of a condition / illness, 
  • A misdiagnosis that caused a condition / illness to worsen, or which limited your treatment options / life expectancy

We have experience in assisting clients, or families who have suffered due to the misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of cancer.  We are professional and supportive, during these tragic times.

We have acted for client who have suffered:-

  • Delayed diagnosis of necrotising fasciitis leading to parts of the abdmonial wall having to be cut away
  • Delay and failure to remove pessary or recall our client leading to repeated urinary tract infections, calcification of the pessary, damage to her bladder and sadly her death.
  • Delay in diagnosis of bowel cancer leading to the cancer metastasising to his bladder.
  • Delay in diagnosis of gallstones, failure to treat leading to fatal pancreatitis.
  • Delay in diagnosis of a brain tumour leading to seizures wrongly stated by the hospital as to be stress related.
  • Delay in diagnosis of Ludwig's angina leading to tracheotomy and multiple wash out operations.
  • Delay in diagnosis of fracture to our client toes
  • Two of our clients were also badly let down by their GP's and Hospitals by misdiagnosis of cancer, and both died shortly after diagnosis was finally made.
  • Misdiagnosis of sinus tarsi syndrome as sciatica
  • Delayed diagnosis of treatment for cauda equine leading to excruitiating back pain and altered sensation
  • Delay in treatment of cholesteatoma leading to facial paralysis
  • Delay in diagnosis of oesophagael cancer, development of volvulus post operatively and delay in diagnosis of the volvulus leading to our clients death.
  • Delay and treatment of ulcerative colitis leading to our client requiring a stoma.
  • Delay in diagnosis of breast cancer causing it to become metastasise and become terminal

Our clinical negligence team is highly experienced in investigating these types of claims and has the knowledge and expertise to secure the compensation that you are entitled to.  Call us today for a no obligation chat on 0121 355 0011.