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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for delayed diagnosis

    Compensation for delayed diagnosis

    Dealing with a serious illness is something that is never easy to come to terms with but when you discover that the news is the result of a delayed diagnosis, it becomes even harder to deal with. We place our total trust in our doctors and medical professionals and the reason for any delay in diagnosis needs to be looked at very carefully indeed. This type of error can lead to unnecessary suffering, further medical complications, and even death in the most extreme situations. Whilst it is true that doctors are only human, for matters as serious as one’s personal health, this type of oversight cannot be ignored. As well as human error, it has been known for diagnostic equipment to be faulty and as a result, the incorrect findings are delivered. It has been known for cancer patients to have been given the all clear only to discover that the condition has worsened. In some cases, an incorrect diagnosis leads to treatment for an illness that the patient does not even possess. Our medical professionals must all display the appropriate duty of care to patients during and after diagnosis and when human error is evident, there may be a case for medical negligence financial compensation.

    Have you been the victim of delayed diagnosis?

    If you have recently discovered that your diagnosis has been delayed, you should speak to Accident Advice Helpline today. If there is evidence of some form of medical negligence through human error or otherwise, you deserve to be compensated for your distress and discomfort. Perhaps you were diagnosed with a condition that you didn’t even have, and you may have undergone unnecessary treatment that caused pain and stress in your personal and professional life. If you received a delayed diagnosis due to faulty medical equipment, the people responsible for maintaining that device may be liable for some form of medical negligence.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline now

    We are here to help you get justice and compensation for your delayed diagnosis. Accident Advice Helpline has a nationwide team of solicitors who have been dealing with this type of case for over 14 years. If there is evidence of negligence, you may well be able to use our service to claim for what is rightfully yours. Please use our online 30-second test now to see how much compensation your individual case may be worth. We operate on a no win, no fee* basis and we treat every call confidentially and always offer no-obligation advice.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.