People of a certain generation look at medical professionals with an almost religious reverence. Some believe that doctors and consultants are all-knowing, and that to question their judgement would be foolhardy. Younger people tend to know that all healthcare workers are human, and therefore fallible to the same failings as the rest of us.
While some conditions can be hard to diagnose, doctors can occasionally get things very badly wrong indeed. Failing to spot a hard-to-diagnose condition is one thing, but not picking up on something that even a layman could work out after a few minutes checking out medical sites online is unacceptable. If your doctor has failed to diagnose a condition you have, or made a misdiagnosis, there will be a chance that you might be able to retain the services of a top 100% no win no fee accident claims in Buckhaven solicitor with a view to suing the NHS trust they worked for.
Medical negligence and accident claims in Buckhaven
It might not be just your doctor that’s at fault in a case of medical negligence. If you provided some sort of sample, be it blood, urine, stool, tissue or saliva, it might be the case that the pathology unit that processed it made some sort of mistake. Whatever the circumstances, it will certainly be worth looking into whether or not you might be able to launch accident claims in Buckhaven after having your condition made worse through misdiagnosis.
You could stand to win a very large sum of money indeed, especially if the fact that you were misdiagnosed has meant that your illness progressed faster than it might otherwise have done if it were to have been identified earlier. You can get a rough idea of the sort of figure you might be looking at by using the 30 second claims calculator on the right of this page. Simply tap in a few details about the medical negligence you’ve experienced, and submit your query to get a ball-park figure of what you could be in line for.
The next steps
Alternatively, if you want to speak to a fully trained personal injury accident claims in Buckhaven advisor who can offer you as much free personal injury advice as you can shake a stick at, you would do very well indeed to pick up the phone and touch base with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. As luck would have it, lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you’ll be able to call at whatever time of the day and night you like, even if you’re up worrying about your illness in the small hours.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown