Compensation for failure to act on a test result

If you have visited your doctor or GP with an injury or illness, then chances are if they couldn’t quickly identify what was wrong with you, you will have been sent off to undergo a number of tests. There are a wide range of tests that you could undergo as a patient and each is designed to identify any potential health issues, with the hope of being able to quickly put you onto a treatment plan.

Once you have completed your tests it’s normal that your results will be returned to your GP or doctor and they will then analyse these results to decide on what is the appropriate action to be taken next. Unfortunately in some cases GPs and doctors do not appropriately deal with these results and accordingly your illness may not be treated and could become far more severe.

WHO COULD I CLAIM AGAINST FOR FAILURE TO ACT ON A TEST RESULT?

The failure to act on a test result can have very serious consequences for any victim, especially if they are carrying a very serious disease or illness which requires immediate treatment. If you find yourself in this situation then you could consider a claim against your doctor or GP who may have been negligent in properly analysing and dealing with your test results.

What are some health issues which could arise?

If you are the victim of a situation where your test results have not been acted upon then you could find that you have been left with a number of health issues including:

  • The development of new problems to do with an existing illness
  • Failure to treat an existing illness
  • The worsening of an existing illness
  • Failure to identify a terminal illness which could be treated.

HOW CAN I GET STARTED ON MY CLAIM WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U?

Dealing with any type of personal injury can put you through an incredibly traumatising time, and if you do feel that you have been the victim in this situation then you shouldn’t be left to suffer in silence. The team at Medical Compensation 4U are here for you to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you deserve. We will work with you throughout the personal injury claims process to put that money straight back into your pocket.