Medical Misdiagnosis

Medical Misdiagnosis Claims

Medical Misdiagnosis

If your health has been severely impacted due to medical misdiagnosis and poor standard of health care, then you may have grounds to pursue a medical misdiagnosis claim.

Our medical negligence solicitors are here to fight with you to get financial compensation that is rightfully yours.

If you have medical misdiagnosis within the last 3 years then contact us at DIYPI personal injury, we will get you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

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What is Medical Misdiagnosis?

Healthcare professionals are the frontline of good health. They are trained professionals who provide healthcare treatment and advice. Healthcare professionals mainly work as medical doctor (such as family physicianinternistobstetricianpsychiatristradiologistsurgeon etc), physician assistantpharmacistpharmacy technicianmedical assistantnursephysical therapistoccupational therapistdentistmidwifepsychologist.

What is a Medical Misdiagnosis?

There is a misdiagnosis claim where there has been:

  • Pain, discomfort or disability caused
  • Loss of earnings
  • Reduced life expectancy
  • Treatment and travel expenses
  • Medical and equipment costs

There are multiple factors that will determine the compensation for the case:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Severity of the misdiagnosis
  • Circumstances surrounding misdiagnosis
  • Changes to life expectancy
  • Ongoing illness and recovery
  • Financial loss
  • Care and support
  • Liability acceptance

Delay in acknowledgment/correct treatment

If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of medical treatment then you may be able to claim compensation. Contact our team at DIYPI and our very best medical negligence solicitors will fight for you to receive the outcome your rightfully deserve.

Did you know?

According to the literature, the rate of misdiagnosis in the UK is 20-31%.

More than 1 in every 5 patients leave the surgery/hospital with a misdiagnosis. 

This is an overwhelmingly high amount of misdiagnosis’ so making a claim would help spread awareness of how serious an issue a misdiagnosis is and put pressure on NHS doctors to rectify this issue.

Medical Misdiagnosis claims against the NHS

A big reason that people do not claim for Clinical negligence is the stigma surrounding claims against the NHS.

The NHS is one of our proudest achievements in British social justice, however if you have experienced negligence, claims against the NHS will ultimately prevent future mistreatment and an eventual decline in medical negligence cases.

Healthcare professional in practice are required by law to hold appropriate insurance or indemnity arrangements in place. If the professionals work for an NHS or HSC body, the organisation they work for will receive indemnity through a clinical negligence scheme. 

Medical Misdiagnosis

Clinical negligence can refer to any of the following that have been caused by a healthcare provider:

  • Made a mistake during operation or procedures
  • Wrong diagnosis or failed to diagnose your condition
  • Prescribed/administered the wrong drugs

Psychological Stress

In addition to medical misdiagnosis, some people suffer from psychological stress too.

During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).

Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about what could have been done to prevent a Medical Misdiagnosis.

Psychological Injury

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Frequently asked Questions

Will I need a medical examination?

In order to provide sufficient evidence of medical negligence it may be necessary for you to undertake a medical examination. This will be used as evidence in your case.

What is the time limit for Clinical Negligence claims?

Clinical negligence claim starts within 3 years of receiving the treatment, or when you first realised you are suffering from an injury which you feel came about as a result of clinical negligence.

However, the 3 years limit doesn’t apply to children below 18 years of age. For a child who you think may have suffered from clinical negligence, they must be up to 18 years old before starting a claim. Otherwise, a parent or close relative will have to claim on their behalf.

Another fact worth bearing in mind for anyone approaching us to help them pursue a claim for clinical negligence compensation, is this. 

An adult who can’t manage their mental disabilities has to recover from their disabilities before starting their claim. 

The 3 years limit doesn’t apply until such time as they recover. Meanwhile, for a mentally disabled adult, as with a child below 18 years of age, a close relative or parent can claim for them.

How much will the claim cost?

Most of our clinical negligence claims are made on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. In layman’s terms, this means that no payments will need to be made to DIYPI upfront, and that you won’t be liable to any payments whatsoever, unless your claim ends up being successful.

Before you begin your case, we will discuss the subject of payments with you so that you’re aware of all eventualities. 

If your claim is successful, your opponent will be liable to paying most of the legal fees, while the remaining is deducted from your compensation award. 

You don’t have to worry much about this, because we will keep you updated throughout as we pursue your case.

How DIYPI can help with a medical misdiagnosis claim.......

With access to the top clinical negligence lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.

*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*

A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.

*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.

If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor. 

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