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Misdiagnosis Claims

In the UK we as a nation tend to trust medical professionals to make the right decisions when it comes to our health. When you visit a doctor or GP, you should be able to rest assured that their diagnosis is both prompt and correct.  But medical misdiagnosis does rarely occur, with often life-changing consequences. But Medical Misdiagnosis is just one type of clinical negligence were someone has either been misdiagnosed or undiagnosed with a medical condition.

Our expert clinical negligence solicitors have the expertise to work out how the misdiagnosis occurred and who was responsible. We will make sure you have your questions answered and find out who made the decisions that led to your misdiagnosis, not just compensation.

What happens if you have been misdiagnosed?

Misdiagnosis is where an incorrect diagnosis is made, for example being told you didn’t have cancer when you did or being told your hurt ankle was fine when in fact it was broken. The second aspect of misdiagnosis is the prognosis being late, which can impact on recovery time and prolong health issues. This is not only stressful for the person involved but also family and loved ones when going through this trauma.

This is why if your believe you have been misdiagnosed you should seek professional advice from a healthcare professional and ring us here at Scott Rees & Co to answer any questions you may have. A successful claim will depend upon being able to demonstrate that you were misdiagnosed due to medical negligence, and that this negligence resulted in injury, suffering and financial stress on your part.

What happens if you have been undiagnosed with a condition?

This is where a condition is completely undiagnosed, for example a patient visiting their GP with health problems over a period of time and the GP fails to diagnose the illness. This experience can not only be stressful but also life changing. As a delayed prognosis of an illness can mean you may not have been receiving the treatment you need.  If you believe that you have been a victim of a undiagnosed condition firstly you need to have evidence of this in order for your case to be considered. If is also helpful if you have any evidence of any medical bills etc that show that you were financially affected by your undiagnosed condition and its affect it may have had on your well being.

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