Missed and Delayed Diagnosis

Whether it’s a delay in diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, the consequences can be significant and long-lasting. We have dealt with a wide range of cases where the delay or failure has had an impact on the treatment options available and on the outcomes in cases for many medical conditions.

When someone explains to a medical professional what is wrong they expect a diagnosis and treatment or investigations in order to get a diagnosis. However, unfortunately, mistakes can happen and if those are mistakes no other medical professional would have ordinarily made then the mistake may be a failure that can be pursued a claim.

If there is a missed or a delayed diagnosis, professional and knowledgeable legal advice is really important in order to establish what a failure has caused that would not otherwise have occurred and what compensation someone is entitled to as a consequence of that failure.

We will analyse in great detail each of the hurdles that need to be overcome in order to succeed with a claim and explain to you at every stage what the legal tests are and how they apply to your specific claim.

Examples of such claims include:

  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina
  • Unnecessary medical or surgical treatment
  • Eye/visual problems
  • Checks performed during pregnancy
  • New-born baby checks
  • IBS/IBD/Crohns

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