Blood disorders can affect red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets as well as plasma. There are a number of different blood disorders, including:
- Iron-deficiency anaemia
- Pernicious anaemia
- Multiple myeloma
Treatment for blood disorders will depend which type of blood disorder you have. It can range from simple iron supplements for iron-deficiency anaemia to chemotherapy for lymphoma. Some blood disorders, such as multiple myeloma, can be life-threatening. Failure to diagnose blood disorders could lead to a delay in treatment, which could affect your prognosis. In situations where chemotherapy, radiotherapy or stem cell transplant is needed, failure to diagnose blood disorders could mean your life expectancy is shortened.
If you have visited your GP and they have failed to make a diagnosis, your quality of life may be affected and you could find it’s too late for treatment, particularly if you are suffering from a condition such as lymphoma, which could spread, making treatment more difficult.
Claiming compensation for medical negligence
We rely on medical professionals to provide us with a timely diagnosis and treatment, when we are ill. If this doesn’t happen and the service provided falls below expected professional standards, it could be that medical negligence has occurred. If you or someone you love has been affected, contacting a personal injury lawyer will allow you to explore your options and find out whether you could be eligible to claim compensation. It’s important to remember there is usually a three year time limit in place to make this type of claim.
Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been affected by medical negligence. If misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis of your blood disorder has left you suffering, you can take action to claim compensation. Just take the 30-second test on our website, to find out how much you could claim, then call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.
We’ve been helping customers claim compensation since 2000, and we’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, so you know you can trust us to handle your claim sensitively and professionally. All our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there are no upfront fees to worry about. Whether you have received a delayed diagnosis or suffered after your GP’s failure to diagnose your condition, get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown