Doctor misdiagnosis can occur when your doctor gives an incorrect diagnosis, or he or she completely fails to diagnose your illness. However, there is another type of medical negligence which occurs when your doctor does not treat you effectively and actually makes your medical condition worse. You may be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Tell us what happened
First of all, know your rights. Doctors have a duty of care to ensure that they take all measures possible to diagnose your illness, to diagnose you correctly, and to treat you accordingly. If they fail to do so, they can make your medical condition worse, particularly if they offer no treatment at all. This can cause you serious pain and discomfort and, in rare cases, can be fatal. This is why it is so important to protect your rights and our patron, Esther Rantzen, is on your side when it comes to personal injury claims. Call us on our Freephone number and we will be able to offer free, impartial advice on your case. Remember, every case is unique so no matter how minor you think your condition is, you may still be eligible for some compensation to make up for the time you have taken off from work.
My doctor made my medical condition worse: pursue your claim
Your claim will cover the cost of your pain and suffering and this will take into account how long you are likely to be ill for as a result of wrong treatment. Your claim will also take into account the financial difficulties you may get into as a result of your medical practitioner’s negligence in treating your medical condition. In addition, you will get help with the cost of medical treatment if you need it, and the cost of travelling to and from hospitals or other doctors. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you pursue your claim should your doctor make your medical condition worse, but no money will be taken until you choose to do so and win.
If you are the victim of negligence on the part of your doctor, you should seek a second opinion to back up your claim. Another medical professional will be able to diagnose you correctly and treat you in a way that will help you get better. They will also be a witness to your previous doctor’s negligence.
Date Published: September 24, 2013
Author: David Brown