Compensation for inaccurate diagnosis of TMJ
Although many cases of medical negligence refer to direct errors that a medical practitioner has made – such as cases of surgical negligence – there are also a number of cases which can eventuate from negligence which leads to an injury being mis-diagnosed, and in some situations this can be equally as dangerous.
TMJ or Temporomadibular Joint disorder as it is otherwise known is a disease which affects a large amount of people and if left without appropriate treatment it can be incredibly painful and lead to serious, long-term jaw injuries. If you have suffered from TMJ because of an incorrect diagnosis by your doctor or dentist, you may consider a claim for compensation.
What is TMJ?
TMJ is a common jaw disease that almost 20% of people will suffer from at some point in their lives and it occurs when muscles in the back of jaw become stretched and strained which can result in serious pain around the back of the jaw area and also potential clicking and grinding noises when the person attempts to open and close their mouth. Common symptoms of TMJ can also include the inability to fully open the jaw and for some people this can result in difficulty chewing and eating food.
Who could have been responsible for this?
If you do find that you have been the victim of a mis-diagnosis in this situation you could claim against any healthcare professional that you have visited, who has given you an inaccurate diagnosis. This could include your doctor if you sought their help, or perhaps even your dentist if they were the first person to have a look over your health conditions.
Am I able to work with Medical Compensation 4U on my claim?
The team at Medical Compensation 4U can work with you throughout the compensation claims process, every step of the way. Working closely with you, we will help to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to – and that it’s given directly to you.
To find out more about how you could help, contact the Medical Compensation 4U team today!