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    Claiming compensation for failure to diagnose pregnancy

    Claiming compensation for failure to diagnose pregnancy

    Medical negligence has the potential to occur in any medical setting, whether it is at a GP’s surgery or in a hospital. Thankfully it is rare but when it does occur it may have all kinds of knock-on effects. This is definitely the case with a failure to diagnose pregnancy, just as it can occur with illnesses or other conditions.

    If pregnancy is suspected a woman will go to her GP to get confirmation. While the majority of cases are correctly identified there is the potential for mistakes to be made. This may involve a failure to diagnose the woman as pregnant, or to determine there is another (non-existent) cause for her condition. It is rare but there are cases where a woman would wish to have an abortion and ends up carrying a pregnancy due to misdiagnosis by her GP or doctor.

    If this should occur there is a chance that compensation could be claimed for the outcome. Failure to diagnose pregnancy is a serious error and it can have many outcomes the woman did not expect. A successful claim could mean you are able to claim for costs as well as the element of both physical and mental suffering and stress.

    Assessing a claim for compensation

    If you believe there is a chance of claiming compensation you should go to a professional injury compensation lawyer to find out more.

    This will enable you to share the facts of your case. You should make sure you do this within three years of the wrong diagnosis, so you are able to launch a claim if you have proper evidence that negligence was to blame for your pregnancy.

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    A lawyer can also help determine whether there is any prospect of claiming additional compensation for ongoing costs related to an unplanned pregnancy.

    Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience helping clients with medical negligence cases

    If you think you have a case, contact Accident Advice Helpline now. We operate a free 24/7 enquiry line and we’ll be able to assess the potential of your claim when we speak to you. Going through a pregnancy is a demanding time for any woman.

    If you have gone through a pregnancy as a result of a misdiagnosis it can be even more stressful and upsetting. Let us assist you with assessing the evidence for negligence in this case. Contact us now to get started.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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