We put a lot of trust in the doctors and nurses who treat us. As such we do not expect them to wrongly diagnose a particular condition. When this happens it can completely ruin lives and lead to a lack of confidence in medical professionals who may come into contact with us in the future.
What are the most common medical misdiagnoses?
Many conditions can be wrongly diagnosed. When this occurs you may be instructed to take drugs for a condition you do not have. This in itself can cause health problems in the future. Other situations can arise if you are taken into hospital having been diagnosed with a condition you do not have. If you are immobile following unnecessary procedures or treatment this can cause pressure ulcers and other problems resulting from immobility over a long period of time. You may even have to go through uncomfortable and painful treatment that wasn’t needed in the first place.
Many people have heard of patients being wrongly diagnosed with major conditions that require surgery and are later found to have been unnecessary. Other complications can then arise from these situations, such as infections. These may occur at the site of the surgery or through the urinary tract if a catheter has been used. As you can see there are many things that can stem from the incorrect diagnosis if it is made.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you think you have a case to bring
Being diagnosed with a condition you do not have can be an immensely stressful, upsetting and worrying experience. It is also an experience that lasts for some time, as you will see. If you have suffered from this experience within the last three years you have the chance to see whether you can claim compensation for what you have gone through. Accident Advice Helpline has professional personal injury lawyers who deal with cases just like yours.
Contact us now and speak to an adviser to see what the next steps are. If you are in a position to claim compensation you can get a no win, no fee* claim up and running in the very near future. Remember you have the right to claim for an experience that was someone else’s fault. Our professional lawyers have more than a decade of experience in this and associated areas, so you can benefit from their knowledge now.
Date Published: May 10, 2014
Author: David Brown