Receiving an x-ray is usually a straightforward process and helps medical practitioners to diagnose an illness with more clarity. Someone who has fallen over and broken a bone or has sustained a fracture is commonly sent for an x-ray to determine exactly what has been damaged. In other cases, x-rays are used to diagnose suspected cancerous growths or to eliminate this possibility in a patient. In fact, various conditions can be diagnosed using an x-ray including kidney stones, bowel disorders, pneumonia and dental problems. A doctor should be present to diagnose your condition or to determine exactly where your injury is and patients will often be referred to a specialist for treatment depending on the injury or condition. Should you be diagnosed incorrectly or a physician failed to diagnose you and you feel that this was incorrect, you may be able to claim compensation.
How could I be misdiagnosed?
Your x-ray misdiagnosis may be for a fracture or broken limb which could lead to difficulties in healing if the affected area is diagnosed as being healthy or the wrong area is treated. The injury could progress and become more severe if incorrectly treated or not treated at all. The consequences could include pain in the affected area for some time after the injury or even surgery as a result of a failure to diagnose the injury. In more serious cases, a misdiagnosis or failure to spot a growth which could be cancerous could lead to serious consequences, even death if left untreated. If your GP failed to diagnose your illness or you were not sent to a specialist who could diagnose your injury correctly, you could be entitled to compensation if you have evidence of negligence.
How Accident Advice Helpline can assistance
As a law firm which has been helping victims of medical misdiagnosis for many years, we can take you step by step through the process of claiming compensation and we guarantee integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability. Just call our free 24-hour helpline to talk your case through with an expert solicitor and we will be able to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no win, no fee* basis therefore, you won’t incur any financial difficulty by pursuing your right to compensation for a medical misdiagnosis. If you have been diagnosed incorrectly or you have not been diagnosed and still experience pain and suffering, you can contact us for help.
Date Published: July 11, 2014
Author: David Brown