How To Get A Diagnosis – Medical Negligence Injury Claim in New Malden
It is surprisingly common for patients to be misdiagnosed or for doctors to be unable to make a diagnosis for various conditions. If the condition is not very common or the doctor simply hasn’t come across it before then they may not feel confident enough to give you a diagnosis. However this can lead to all sorts of problems. Perfectly harmless illnesses can turn into something more dangerous as time goes by without a diagnosis. It can also be frustrating and upsetting trying to live with an illness without the correct treatment. On top of this, being misdiagnosed can make the illness worse as well. If this does occur then you can try to make a medical negligence injury claim in New Malden. If you make a medical negligence injury claim in New Malden you can get compensation which will pay for further treatment, or at least provide something to compensate for the stress suffered due to a misdiagnosis or doctors not taking enough care.
How Do I Make A Medical Injury Claim in New Malden?
The best way to make your medical injury claim in New Malden is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles). The friendly, helpful team of advisors will listen to your entire story and help you to put together a compensation claim. They will then use the team of personal injury lawyers, working on a 100% no win no fee basis, to try to get you the compensation you deserve. The helpline is open 24/7 so you will be able to chase up your claim when you want to, and the team is always on hand to answer questions and give you any advice you need. Although compensation cannot make up entirely for the stress and pain you may have been caused by a misdiagnosis (or, no diagnosis at all!) it can help you to get the help and treatment you need afterwards.
How Can I Get A Diagnosis?
If you are still looking to get a diagnosis there are a few things you can do before you go back to your doctor to get the diagnosis you need. They are:
- Do your research. Look online, talk to other doctors, read medical journals to help identify your symptoms and what they have been connected with in the past. If you can find out as much about your illness as possible before you approach your doctor they are more likely to look in the right places.
- Don’t let your doctor be dismissive. Even if your symptoms do not seem bad and your doctor isn’t worried, if you are worried then you should never let them dismiss you or your illness. Be tenacious and keep chasing your doctor for a solution.
- Speak to an expert. If you cannot get any help from your doctor then head to your local hospital or clinic dealing with the area in which you have a problem. The doctors there are likely to be highly trained and able to identify more illnesses, or at least have a better idea than your family doctor will.