Compensation for failure to diagnose a fatal injury
Whenever you are dealing with a serious injury, before you can begin improving your health you will need to have an accurate diagnosis of your injury made. The only way to treat an injury is to know exactly what you are dealing with and when you initially visit your GP it’s very important that they make a correct initial diagnosis so you can get quickly back on track of the path to rehabilitation.
Although in the majority of situations GPs make a very adequate analysis of almost any situation, unfortunately this is not always the case, and if you do find that you are the victim of a failed diagnosis which eventually leads to a fatal injury, you could look to make a compensation claim.
IF I SUFFER FROM A FATAL INJURY, WHO COULD I MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST?
If you have been mis-diagnosed by your GP or healthcare practitioner and you have been left with a fatal injury then they will most likely be the target of your compensation claim. Although GPs are generally not miracle workers, they are responsible in many situations for making a fair and adequate assessment of any injuries that you might have, and as such if you feel that they have missed a clear diagnosis, you could consider a claim against them to recoup any costs you have sustained.
IN WHICH SITUATIONS COULD I CONSIDER A CLAIM?
Dealing with a fatal injury can be an incredibly traumatising and challenging task, but some situations where you may consider a compensation claim include:
- Claims for a failure to diagnose a serious injury
- Claims for a mis-diagnosis
- Claims for a missed diagnosis
- Claims for a failure to run appropriate scans and tests
- Claims for a failure to identify cancer or another fatal disease
CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME WORK ON MY CASE?
If you have been the victim of an injury which was no fault of your own then you could be considering a compensation claim. In this situation the team at Medical Compensation 4U are here to help. With a wealth of knowledge and experience we can ensure that you receive exactly what you are entitled to, and that it’s put straight into your pocket. For more information get in touch with the team at Medical Compensation 4U today!