Delayed Diagnosis Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors specialise in legal claims where there has been an unnecessary delay in diagnosing an illness. This delay can have devastating consequences, for example, a delay in diagnosing meningitis can be fatal and a delay in diagnosing cancer can reduce life expectancy.
Our specialist team has many years experience in pursuing these types of claims and have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive the best compensation possible.
While most medical professionals provide the right diagnosis, there are occasions when doctors can give the wrong diagnosis or miss the diagnosis of your medical condition.
Call Freephone 0800 358 3848
If you or your family have suffered due to Delayed Diagnosis, our specialist team of solicitors can help you recover the compensation you and your family deserve, Call us today or start your claim online and we will call you back.
Common causes of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis include:
- Failing to read or report on an X Ray
- Reading an X Ray, but failing to spot a fracture
- Failing to respond to test results
- Failing to refer for treatment at an early stage
- Failing to prescribe medication at an early stage
Common areas of delayed or misdiagnosis includes:
- Cancer (all types including breast cancer and cervical cancer)
- Misdiagnosis by a GP over a long period
- Delayed diagnosis in Accident & Emergency when treatment may be time critical
For further information or if you believe you have suffered as a result of a Delayed Diagnosis, please contact us.
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Fieldfisher has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Charities we support
Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Teams top the Legal 500 rankings
Fieldfisher's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence teams have been listed tier 1 in the Legal 500 rankings.
A Face in the Crowd: Maxillofacial Trauma Conference
Fieldfisher, alongside ABI solutions, is very pleased to be running a conference in London on the 5th December to discuss different aspects of maxillofacial injuries.
Missed opportunities by two Trusts to perform routine tests resulted in delayed diagnosis of vasculitis and chronic kidney disease
Breach of duty is admitted by two Trusts in a case of delayed diagnosis.
Fixed costs: The end of patient justice
A letter from the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the charity for patient safety and justice, published in the Telegraph this week, asked the Health Secretary to reconsider proposals concerning fixed costs in clinical negligence claims.
Fieldfisher's Jill Greenfield instructed in first civil claim against Weinstein Corporation on behalf of a client who was sexually assaulted
Civil justice may be the only option for Weinstein’s accusers by Jill Greenfield for The Times' The Brief
Ladies Wot Lunch - Fieldfisher helping to raise funds for the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund
On World Cerebral Palsy Day, we reiterate our commitment to preventing hypoxic birth injury in the first place and then securing the best for our clients