Mid Suffolk Accident Claim Solicitors
When we visit a doctor or hospital, we are effectively (and literally) putting our lives into the hands of these highly trained medical professionals. We expect to, and thankfully in most situations do, walk away either feeling better or with a plan to feel better.
However, things can and do go wrong. In the event of medical negligence, UK law allows for the victim to seek compensation and they can do this by contacting Mid Suffolk Accident Claim Solicitors.
With the exception of something extremely obvious, many people go to see a doctor or GP because they know that something is wrong but they don’t know what it is. We can take a guess or even use the internet to research symptoms (although this is a very quick way of convincing oneself that something is seriously wrong).
However, in most cases, we rely on the training, knowledge and expertise of a doctor or other professional to tell us what it wrong. Once we know, we can make a prognosis and a plan to return us to full health.
In many cases, the diagnosis which is given is the correct one and we can begin to recuperate. However, in other cases, the doctor may be wrong. They may make a misdiagnosis.
Misdiagnosis is one of the most serious types of medical negligence for the reason that without a proper and accurate diagnosis, we have little or no hope of recovery.
There are a number of ways in which a wrong diagnosis could affect us on in the long term:
- Wrong Illness
If the diagnosis which is given is for the wrong illness then there could be catastrophic problems. The patient could be given the wrong drugs, which could make the patient feel worse or their actual disease or illness could become worse as a result of the delay. In very severe cases, they could become terminally ill. In this case, Mid Suffolk Accident Claim Solicitors could seek a compensation claim on your behalf.
- Missing Symptoms
In other events, the misdiagnosis may be as a result of missing symptoms or failing to undergo proper testing. For example, if a doctor were to decide that an X-Ray was not necessary and this prevented a patient being treated for a fracture, that patient could contact Mid Suffolk accident claim Solicitors to make a claim.
- Unnecessary Treatment
One of the worst consequences of a false diagnosis is the prospect of being treated for the wrong illness. For example, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy for a cancer which does not exist. In this case, Mid Suffolk Accident Claim Solicitors can fight for compensation on your behalf.
Making a Claim Through Mid Suffolk Accident Claim Solicitors
Accident Advice Helpline do not believe that anyone should suffer unnecessarily. A 30 second test could quickly establish whether you’re entitled to make a claim and thereafter, a Mid Suffolk Accident Claim Solicitor can manage your claim on your behalf.