Business as usual during COVID-19
Our IT systems are robust enough for us to work from home and we are meeting current and new clients online and by telephone to deal with all enquiries. The courts, counsel and our experts are continuing to work on your behalf. We will contact all of our clients by phone to reassure you of our continuing support at this difficult time.
We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.
Paul McNeil, Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence
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.
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
Browse our recent delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis cases.
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