Although we are taught throughout most of our adult lives to trust in our doctors unequivocally, the fact is that diagnostic medicine is far from an exact science most of the time and doctors get it wrong occasionally. Obviously when you’re dealing with a person’s health, mistakes can lead to life or death situations so any kind of medical negligence is seriously frowned upon in the profession, but it does happen; these are human beings after-all, not super heroes.
Symptoms can be missed, records can be confused and side-effects can be significantly unpleasant. Often, there is no way for the doctor in question to have foreseen such developments, it’s simply a tragic accident. If you believe however, that your doctor has failed to treat an illness, prescribed you medication which has resulted in debilitating side effects or performed a medical procedure you simply didn’t need, you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline to discuss filing a personal injury claim.
If you’ve been given an incorrect diagnosis by your doctor the results can be far-reaching and devastating. A misdiagnosed cancer for example could prove terminal and whilst there is no replacement for a loved one, a settlement could at least help you to cope financially. On the other side of the coin it’s also possible that you could have been diagnosed with a terminal illness that you don’t have. The emotional fallout from such a situation would be truly devastating and in such circumstances, a personal injury claim should also be sought.
As a law firm who specialise in cases where claimants have been in some way wronged in a manner which is no fault of their own, Accident Advice Helpline are perfectly placed to offer advice to claimants who have been given a misdiagnosis that has significantly affected their life.
In order to make a claim of course, you must first be able to prove that the misdiagnosis or failure to treat a condition has led to your further suffering or a decrease in your general quality of life. While Accident Advice Helpline’s expert lawyers and solicitors can help with every step of the claim, it will help immeasurably if you manage to hold onto all of your documents, medicine boxes or other medications that you have been wrongly prescribed, as they will act as your ‘proof’.
Our staff are available to contact via our helpline 24/7 and will be able to discuss your claim on a no-obligation, no win, no fee** basis. The majority of our cases never reach the courts and with TV personality and ChildLine founder Esther Rantzen as our main patron, you know you’ll be in good, reliable hands.
Date Published: October 5, 2013
Author: David Brown