When we are ill, we put faith in the knowledge and experience of our medical practitioners and trust that they will give us the best possible care. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and many patients have had their trust misplaced due to medical misdiagnosis.

With conditions such as cancer, heart attacks or meningitis, correct diagnosis and treatment is crucial to giving the patient a chance. Sadly, these are some of the commonly misdiagnosed conditions, as their symptoms can sometimes be hard to determine; but if you believe your diagnosis (or lack of) was due to negligence on the part of your healthcare professional, you may be entitled to a medical negligence claim. Whether your condition has been misdiagnosed, delayed or missed altogether, its impact can leave you wondering where to seek help.

Medical Negligence Direct has a strong track record when it comes to medical negligence claims and have helped many victims of misdiagnosis to seek justice and secure the compensation they deserve. A free, no obligation initial consultation with one of our friendly solicitors will quickly establish whether you have a valid claim for misdiagnosis and, if this is the case, we will fight for you with all our knowledge and experience to get the best possible outcome.

Do I Have a Claim?

You may have a claim for misdiagnosis if:

  • Your treatment has been delayed due to a less serious concern
  • You have received unnecessary surgery due to incorrect diagnosis
  • You have suffered stress or trauma as a result of incorrect diagnosis
  • Diagnosis has been missed altogether

Get in touch with us as soon as possible if your situation fits any of the categories above. Our specialist misdiagnosis claims solicitors will evaluate your claim and let you know whether there is a reasonable chance of success.

Who Can I Make a Misdiagnosis Claim Against?

In the UK, medical misdiagnosis claims can be made against a range of practitioners and medical institutions, including:

  • A GP
  • NHS
  • Private healthcare facility

If you have been a victim of misdiagnosis while under NHS care, you can lodge a complaint against the NHS service. This complaint will be handled by the NHS Resolution, and will likely be settled out of court. With our team of expert medical negligence solicitors, we walk hold you by the hand through this process and do everything to ensure you have a great chance of success.

What Can I Claim for?

If, having assessed your case, we believe you have grounds for a claim, we will help you determine what can be included in your compensation. General damages — compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity — are the most common financial settlements. It is calculated by considering factors such as the nature of your injury, impact on your life, length of recovery, and the pain and suffering due to misdiagnosis.

You may also be able to claim for loss of earnings if you have been unable to work as a result of the injury, as well as any out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of the misdiagnosis you suffered. Our medical negligence solicitors will give you an estimate of what you can expect for your case.

Contact Us

At Medical Negligence Direct, we are passionate about helping victims of medical misdiagnosis seek justice and appropriate compensation. Based in Liverpool, we work with clients across the UK, and offer a free initial consultation and a No Win No Fee service if we believe you have grounds for a claim.
Call us today on 0800 644 4240 or complete our online claims assessment form and one of our friendly solicitors will get back to you.

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