Many people have heard the term rheumatism but are unaware of what having the condition actually entails. In reality it is a term that covers a range of issues that affect the joints and muscles. Many people are more familiar with specific examples of this condition, such as osteoarthritis. While some assume it relates to conditions that become more common with age, this is not necessarily the case. For instance, one example of the condition is known as juvenile arthritis and it relates to children who develop arthritis in one or more joints.
Needless to say it is imperative that medical professionals provide an accurate diagnosis of the specific condition a person has as quickly as possible. If this does not happen it can mean there are more complex issues that can arise later on. While a failure to diagnose rheumatism is quite rare, there is always the potential for this type of situation to occur. If it does the person can experience further problems until a correct diagnosis is made and treatment can then be selected to begin. While many problems cannot be cured they can be properly managed once they are diagnosed.
Would a failure to diagnose rheumatism affect your way of life?
This could well be the case, yes. Rheumatism cannot yet be cured, but there are a variety of treatments available that are provided. The exact treatment you might receive would depend on the type of rheumatism you have. As you can tell, the sooner you have a correct diagnosis the easier it will be to determine what should happen next. If you do not get such a diagnosis you could end up suffering through symptoms that would greatly affect your way of life.
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If you think you have been in a situation such as this and your rheumatism has not been diagnosed as early as it could have been, you may be able to launch a no win, no fee* claim for compensation. Our professional injury compensation lawyers can help you with this by assessing your evidence. Why not call us today on our free 24/7 enquiry line – 0800 689 0500 – to see what the next steps could be? You might be closer to bringing that case before those involved than you think, and if this is the case we can support you to see whether you can win compensation for your suffering.