Compensation for misdiagnosis

In order for an injury or illness to be treated it must first be appropriately diagnosed, before the treatment can begin. Although GPs are generally highly qualified professionals, they can make mistakes and this could mean that your injury or illness is not dealt with as quickly as you might have hoped – potentially leaving you with even further medical problems.

Unfortunately, in some situations illnesses can be mis-diagnosed or not diagnosed at all and this can make treatment incredibly difficult, it can even lead to the wrong treatment being given and the original illness not being correctly dealt with. If you find yourself in this situation then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation to cover any costs or damages that you have sustained.

WHO COULD I CONSIDER A CLAIM AGAINST FOR MISDIAGNOSIS?

If you have been misdiagnosed then the person you are most likely to make a claim against is your GP or doctor, after all it is their responsibility and job to identify any potential medical problems that you might have. If they have failed to deal with your illness appropriately, or refer you to a specialist as needed, then you could consider a compensation claim against them for negligence.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CASES OF MISDIAGNOSIS?

There are a number of different examples where you may consider a claim for misdiagnosis and some of these include:

  • Failure to diagnose an injury or illness
  • Incorrectly diagnosing an injury or illness
  • A missed diagnosis which leads to the worsening of existing symptoms
  • A missed diagnosis which leads to the development of new symptoms
  • Failure to identify a serious illness such as cancer.

HOW CAN WORKING WITH MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP MY CLAIM?

Working together with you, the team at Medical Compensation 4U can help you throughout the personal injury claims process, every step of the way. Our team will work with you to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you deserve, and that it’s put straight into your pocket. To find out more about how Medical Compensation 4U can help your case, contact the team today!