Failure to diagnose and treat
It's important that you choose a medical negligence lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to deal with your compensation claim effectively.
When it comes to illnesses or injuries, one of the most important elements is dealing with them quickly and effectively. This helps to ensure that they don’t spread or worsen as the result of a delay in treatment. Any delays which are incurred can lead to the development of new symptoms which could be potentially life threatening in some situations.
If you have been to see a medical professional and they have incorrectly diagnosed your illness, or as a result they have failed to treat you efficiently, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to recoup any losses that you have incurred.
WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST FOR FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT?
A failure to diagnose and treat could be due to the negligence of an individual at the time of treatment or at the time of diagnosis. Your claim could be made against the GP which you may have initially seen when you first discovered your illness, if you feel that they have either missed your diagnosis or incorrectly diagnosed your illness. Your claim could also be against a doctor or operating surgeon if you feel that they have failed to treat your illness correctly, either through negligence in administering medications, or through failed surgery.
IN WHAT SITUATIONS MIGHT I BE ABLE TO MAKE A CLAIM?
Failure to diagnose and treat claims are quite common and some of the situations where you might be eligible to claim include:
- Failure at initial diagnosis
- Mis–diagnosis or missed diagnosis of a serious illness
- Failure to adequately treat an illness
- Incorrect prescription of medication
- Worsening of current symptoms or development of new symptoms.
IN ADDITION TO MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM, WHAT OTHER COSTS COULD I CLAIM FOR?
- Damages – failure to diagnose or treat an illness can lead to the development of more serious illnesses or injuries. These could quickly become long–term or terminal illnesses which may have a direct impact on your lifestyle, as a result you could be eligible for a compensation claim
- Loss of income – medical procedures and GP visits can be incredibly time consuming and if you are required to undergo additional medical treatment due to a failed diagnosis or treatment then you could be eligible to make a claim for any loss of income that you have incurred as a result
- Further medical expenses – if you have had a failed diagnosis or treatment then you will likely require further medical treatment to rectify the situation, if this is necessary then you may be eligible for a compensation claim.
HOW CAN WORKING WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?
At Medical Compensation 4U we pride ourselves on giving our customers a professional yet personal approach, ensuring that everyone is dealt with on an individual basis and that your case is taken seriously. Our team works around the clock and brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience which can be invaluable when it comes to making a personal injury claim case.