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What is a medical misdiagnosis claim?
A medical misdiagnosis claim is essentially where you claim for financial compensation because of a medical misdiagnosis you have received. A claim for medical misdiagnosis compensation, is made using a specialist solicitor that handles medical negligence compensation claims, on a daily basis.
Broadly speaking, there are three types of medical misdiagnosis claims:
Incorrect diagnosis claim- the most obvious type of misdiagnosis, is where a medical professional takes note of your symptoms, but diagnoses them as the incorrect medical condition
Missed diagnosis claim- this occurs when a medical professional fails to diagnose any problem, despite you presenting recognised symptoms that should have required further testing or investigation
Delayed diagnosis claim- where, through no fault of your own, your diagnosis is delayed, where appointments are pushed back and scans are not conducted in the necessary time-frame
What conditions are commonly misdiagnosed?
Technically speaking, a medical misdiagnosis claim can be made for any medical condition that is misdiagnosed due to negligence on behalf of a medical professional.
Some of the most commonly misdiagnosed medical conditions include:
Cancer- see our full overview of cancer misdiagnosis claims, here
Diabetes- displaying a wide variety of symptoms, diabetes is often misdiagnosed as a UTI or another viral infection, and a plasma glucose test is necessary to accurately diagnosis patients displaying symptoms of diabetes
Cauda Equina Syndrome- requiring immediate surgery to prevent spinal discs pushing down on nerves, CES is regularly misdiagnosed under the NHS, as seen here
Appendicitis- When people suffer from appendicitis, they usually need emergency surgery to remove the appendix. Common symptoms include pain in the right abdomen, accompanied by vomiting or diarrhoea, and these should be acted on quickly by a medical professional
Meningitis- common symptoms of meningitis include fever accompanied by a non-blanching rash and vomiting/back pain. If a GP or A&E doctor failed to recognise these symptoms, you could make a medical misdiagnosis claim
This list is far from comprehensive, and pretty much any illness or medical condition can be misdiagnosed. If you have been subject to a medical misdiagnosis of any kind, and have suffered from further injury or illness as a result, then get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors today about making a NO WIN NO FEE claim.
What causes medical misdiagnoses?
It is no secret that many doctors and medical professionals are over-worked. While this is not the fault of the doctors, the strain put on these workers can lead to avoidable mistakes and negligence errors that cause patients to experience a medical misdiagnosis.
The mistakes leading to a medical misdiagnosis often breach the duty of care owed to patients by medical professionals, and breaks guidelines that they must follow.
Some of these mistakes and errors include:
Failure to request necessary scans- such as X-rays or MRI scans, despite the patient showing symptoms requiring them
Symptoms not being listened to properly
Misinterpreted scans- where these scans or tests are carried out but the results are misread
Delays in the diagnosis process- where scans, tests, and follow up appointments are not carried out within necessary time-frames
If you believe that your doctor or another medical professional has displayed any of these examples of medical negligence, then get in touch with our specialist team of solicitors as soon as possible to discuss how we can help you with your medical misdiagnosis claim.
How long do I have to make a medical misdiagnosis claim for medical negligence?
Under the Limitation Act of 1980, you have 3 years from the date at which the negligence occurred, in the form of your medical misdiagnosis, within which to make your medical negligence claim for financial compensation.
If you are making a medical misdiagnosis claim on behalf of your child then this time limit does not apply, you have up to the date of their 18th birthday to make a claim, after which point they have 3 years, or until their 21st birthday, to make the claim for themselves.
Medical misdiagnosis claims- a case study:
Recently, MG Legal’s specialist Medical Misdiagnosis Solicitors were approached by Mrs P, who was unfortunate enough for her medical condition to have been misdiagnosed by the Accident and Emergency Department of her local hospital. On several occasions, Mrs P attended the local A&E department complaining of severe abdominal pain. On each occasion, she attended with the same complaint and each time, Mrs P was sent home without any form of test or investigation. Each time Mrs P was diagnosed as having a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
Despite taking the prescribed medication and showing no improvement and in fact complaining of significantly worsening pain, there was no change in approach by the local A&E department. Eventually, with her pain reaching excruciating levels, and nobody at her local hospital listening to her, Mrs P was taken by a friend to a different Hospital some 25 miles away to their A&E Department. Immediately, Mrs P was diagnosed with advanced Appendicitis, and in fact her appendix had ruptured, causing numerous secondary infections. Mrs P faced a much more complex, open operation with a long, slow road to recovery instead of having a simple, keyhole procedure with a recovery time of a couple of weeks.
Mrs P then approached MG Legal specialist medical misdiagnosis solicitors for help pursuing a medical negligence claim for financial compensation, and we quickly identified the failures on the part of the Consultants at the local A&E Department. Mrs P was given a comprehensive initial consultation and the claims process explained to her, on a free no-obligation basis. We accepted the medical misdiagnosis claim on a no win, no fee basis, so that Mrs P did not need to worry about paying up-front legal fees. Mrs P’s designated medical misdiagnosis solicitors got straight to work on building her claim, and we instructed a very well renowned Consultant in Emergency Medicine in order to create a full medico-legal report on Mrs P’s care. Due to the strength of the report, the NHS quickly admitted liability. We then worked with a General Colorectal Surgeon to detail the issues with Mrs P’s recovery, and with that report completing the expert evidence in Mrs P’s favour, all that remained was for our medical negligence solicitors to value the claim.
In order to value the medical misdiagnosis claim accurately, and obtain the maximum financial compensation possible for Mrs P in her claim, we also discussed with Mrs P any other effects on her life caused by the medical misdiagnosis, including lost earnings from time off work due to illness. After a short negotiation period, MG Legal’s expert Medical Negligence Solicitors reached a settlement for Mrs P’s medical misdiagnosis claim which comfortably exceeded the minimum value placed on the claim. Mrs P received a payment of over £22,000 from the NHS to bring the incident to a close and to allow her to concentrate on the last steps of her recovery and ultimately, putting the incident behind her.
Can I make a NO WIN NO FEE claim for medical misdiagnosis?
Yes, when you work with MG Legal on your medical misdiagnosis claim, you claim will be made on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. This means that if your case is not won, then you don’t have to pay anything at all, making the process financially risk-free. Our team are able to operate in this way due to our complete confidence in the work of our medical negligence solicitors, who have a success rate of over 99%. We have also been voted as the best personal injury solicitors in the area.
We have been helping clients just like you for over 30 years who have suffered from negligence in the hands of medical professionals who they put their trust in. Our team go above and beyond to build your medical misdiagnosis claim to be as strong as possible, in order to win you the maximum financial compensation, enabling you to move on and enjoy the rest of your life, as much as possible.
Epilepsy misdiagnosis claims:
In recent years, concerns over the misdiagnosis rate of epilepsy have grown. Studies have shown that epilepsy misdiagnosis occurs in 23% of adults who seek medical attention with symptoms of epilepsy. According to the same study, 90,000 people have their epilepsy misdiagnosed every year in England. Misdiagnosis of epilepsy is clearly common, and the consequences for the individual can be significant.
Doctors specialising in the diagnosis of epilepsy are experts in spotting the symptoms, and managing the symptoms with the correct treatment after diagnosis. Obtaining an early, and correct diagnosis of epilepsy is vital to treating patients correctly and ensuring the protection of their quality of life.
While there is no one set diagnostic test for epilepsy, if you visit your GP or doctor and show signs that you may have experienced an epileptic seizure, you should be offered a neurological exam, blood test, electroencephalogram, MRI, or a combination of the above. If you or your loved one have suffered from injury or illness due to epilepsy being ignored by a medical professional, epilepsy being misdiagnosed as another condition, or your epilepsy diagnosis being delayed, you could be able to make an epilepsy misdiagnosis claim with our no win no fee medical negligence solicitors today.
Simply contact us online here to speak to a no win no fee solicitors about your potential claim, on a free no obligation basis.