If you believe that you have suffered as a result of medical misdiagnosis whether due to your condition going undiagnosed or, due to the wrong diagnosis, get in touch with our solicitors today.
Claims for Medical Misdiagnosis—Did a Negligent Medical Professional Cause You Harm?
We put tremendous trust in the medical profession and their professionalism and expertise. So, when things go wrong and we discover that we are the victims of a misdiagnosis, not only do we have to deal with the misdiagnosis, but also the breakdown of trust in your medical team.
Medical misdiagnosis can have lasting consequences for your health, and you may be able to claim compensation.
Understanding medical misdiagnosis
If you have discovered that you have been the victim of a misdiagnosis, you need to first establish what type of misdiagnosis you have experienced.
There are basically two types of misdiagnosis:
The first is an incorrect diagnosis, or a misseddiagnosis. This occurs when a medical practitioner makes a wrong condition, or,fails to spot there is anything wrong with you at all.
The second is where a late diagnosis occurs whichdelays your treatment and causes unnecessary suffering or health problems as aresult.
Medical misdiagnosis can be made by a medicalprofessional in the private health sector or the NHS.
What medical conditions are commonly misdiagnosed?
- Various types of cancers
- Internal bleeding
- Head injury
An inaccurate assessment of a medical condition can occur because some symptoms are difficult to spot and hence the underlying condition is difficult to diagnose. Misdiagnosis can cause considerable complications and suffering for patients in the longterm. If you feel that you have suffered a misdiagnosis, O’Hare Solicitors can help document your case and check if you are entitled to compensation.
Complications which can occur as a result of misdiagnosis
There are several serious medical complications which can result due to misdiagnosis. These can have lasting and even fatal consequences for patients and may include:
- Metastases of cancer
- Unnecessary pain
- Unnecessary Trauma
- Longterm complications
- Infection spread
We have wide experience in dealing with medical misdiagnosis and will assist you to build your case for compensation.
Our team is experienced and skilled in representing your interest in medical malpractice and ensuring that your interests are looked after in the best way. We work to ensure that you get the best representation to take your case forward, gain the appropriate levels of compensation which will enable you to move forward with your life following misdiagnosis.
If you are planning to claim for misdiagnosis whether incorrector missed diagnosis, it’s important to document carefully the times and datesof any appointments and symptoms. O’Hare Solicitors can help you to documentthe medical issues you have suffered as a result of your misdiagnosis or thatof your loved one.