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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

    Failure to diagnose coronary heart disease


    Most people are aware that coronary heart disease is a big killer. In fact many of us know at least one person who has been affected by this disease. It kills thousands every single year in the UK alone, and accounts for 20% of the deaths among men in the UK.

    As you can imagine, a failure to diagnose coronary heart disease can be devastating for the person involved. The chances are it will be diagnosed eventually, but by then it could be too late to save the person, or it may mean more in-depth and complex treatment is required to treat it. Needless to say the sooner the symptoms are checked and properly diagnosed as coronary heart disease, the sooner proper treatment can begin.

    Unfortunately while most people are expertly treated either privately or through the NHS, there is the potential for a misdiagnosis to occur. This could lead to a failure to diagnose coronary heart disease, and as we have seen this could be very serious indeed. It seems shocking that this could happen but while it is rare there is a possibility it can occur.

    Could your life be endangered if there was a failure to diagnose coronary heart disease?

    Coronary heart disease is not a minor ailment. It requires an urgent and accurate diagnosis if your prognosis is to be as positive as possible. Since this is the leading cause of death around the world – the UK included – your life could indeed be in danger if you suffer symptoms and do not receive the correct diagnosis. The outcome could vary depending on your individual situation, but it can markedly affect your quality of life as well as your work and life expectancy.

    Accident Advice Helpline deals with medical negligence cases as well as accidents

    Don’t be misled by the name: Accident Advice Helpline has already assisted other clients through legal cases pertaining to medical negligence. Could we help you as well? The best way to discover the answer is to contact us via our free 24/7 enquiry line now on 0800 689 0500. We’ll ask the relevant questions and find out whether you might be able to start a no win, no fee* case against those involved. Once you have the answer you’ll know where you stand and whether the failure to diagnose experience you had during the last three years could warrant compensation.

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    Date Published: August 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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