What is medical misdiagnosis?
Medical misdiagnosis occurs due to an incorrect diagnosis of a condition, a delayed diagnosis, or a condition or illness being missed completely.
The majority of medical professionals provide the correct diagnoses; however, there are occasions when a misdiagnosis occurs. The consequences of a misdiagnosis in these situations can be life-changing and even fatal.
Commonly misdiagnosed conditions
Some of the conditions and illnesses commonly misdiagnosed include:
- Orthopaedic conditions
- Heart conditions
How do I make a medical misdiagnosis claim?
If you would like to make a medical negligence claim for misdiagnosis, then please contact our team. We are one of the UK's leading medical negligence law firms. We will advise and support you throughout the claims process, ensuring you receive the best possible outcome.
How much compensation can I claim for medical misdiagnosis?
The amount of compensation you can claim for medical misdiagnosis is dependent on:
- the extent of any injury or illness you have suffered due to the negligent medical treatment
- expenses you have incurred
- your future needs
It is usually difficult to value a claim at the outset. As the claim proceeds, we build up a picture of your injury and how your life has been affected.
Our medical negligence team are specialists in legal claims where a condition or illness has been misdiagnosed. We have many years of experience pursuing these types of claims, and we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure you receive the best compensation possible.
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