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Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
If you have been given an incorrect diagnosis or your diagnosis has been missed altogether, you may have suffered from pain and suffering, and even fatal consequences. At Primus Solicitors, we provide legal advice and representation for medical misdiagnosis claims.
Some medical conditions that can be misdiagnosed include cancer, ectopic pregnancy, appendicitis, meningitis, and subarachnoid haemorrhage.
As medical negligence and personal injury experts, we handle the majority of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any legal costs if you do not win your claim.
Before taking on your case, we will establish whether the medical professional owed you a legal duty of care, which they breached as their level of care fell below the required standards, and whether you suffered injury as a direct result of their negligence in making a medical misdiagnosis.
Some types of medical misdiagnosis that healthcare professionals could make include misdiagnosis for an illness which is much less serious than the one you are actually suffering from, incorrect diagnosis leading to unnecessary treatment or surgery, and missed diagnosis leading to worsening of your condition.
To support your medical misdiagnosis claim, it is advisable to provide us with your medical records from the hospital that treated you. This will improve your chances of proving that the medical professional was negligent.
The compensation for medical misdiagnosis claims is split into two types of damages: general damages and special damages. The amount you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. General damages compensate for the pain and suffering you have experienced, while special damages cover financial losses such as loss of earnings, medical expenses, home modifications, and travel expenses associated with your medical care.
You have three years from the date the negligence first occurred or the date when you were first aware of your injuries caused by the negligence to make a medical misdiagnosis compensation claim. Children have until they are 21 years old to make a claim for medical negligence after the date of their 18th birthday.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your medical misdiagnosis Claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.