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    Failure to diagnose autism

    Failure to diagnose autism

    Autism is actually a very common condition. It is supposed that around 1% of the population has autism of one kind or another. Some people have it more severely than others. Some people only have it in a very mild form, while others are said to have high-functioning autism. Generally speaking this means they usually have a higher IQ. However others believe that this is the same as Asperger’s syndrome, which again is another type of autism.

    No two people who have been diagnosed with autism are exactly the same. For example while one person might find it difficult to meet people and make friends with them, others might be perfectly fine in this same situation. Other people who are affected by the condition may only like to talk about certain subjects they feel happy with and enthusiastic about, whereas they may not like to talk about something they have no knowledge of.

    The condition can also affect one or more senses of the sufferer, and again this won’t be identical between different people. For example one autistic person might not like being touched by others. However another person with autism may not be bothered by this at all. As you can see everyone is different.

    Could a failure to diagnose autism affect your life through a lack of treatment?

    Autism is often referred to as a hidden disability. This means you can’t always tell if someone is autistic simply by looking at them. However for the person concerned it can mean life is more challenging. Without a proper diagnosis children may find it very difficult to get on at school. They may not realise there is something wrong and their parents can find it stressful to support them and find the right solutions when there is a failure to diagnose autism.

    Accident Advice Helpline can provide no-obligation advice when you need it most

    If you feel there may have been a failure to diagnose autism in your child, it is a good idea to seek professional legal advice as quickly as you can. Accident Advice Helpline has already helped many other individuals by supporting them through no win, no fee* legal cases. Could we help you as well? Find out more by calling us on our free 24/7 enquiry line – 0800 689 0500 – today. This could be the best thing you do to determine whether you can get compensation.

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    Date Published: August 27, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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