Clinical negligence – Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis is just one form of clinical negligence case that a personal injury lawyer in Blackheath can help you make a claim for compensation for.
If you think you have been affected by a case of misdiagnosis then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you have the grounds to make a claim for compensation. Our personal injury lawyer in Blackheath can then talk you through the process and get your claim started as soon as you are ready to proceed.
Types of misdiagnosis
Our personal injury lawyer in Blackheath works on two types of misdiagnosis cases when it comes to clinical negligence.
The first involves the failure to diagnose a condition or illness. For example, patients who have visited their GPs on numerous occasions complaining of various ailments, and the GP has failed to provide a diagnosis of the illness. This could be due to error, or failure to send the patient for additional tests, for example blood work or ultrasounds, scans and x-rays.
The second type of case involves a situation where the incorrect diagnosis is given. One of the most common types of misdiagnosis of this kind involves the diagnosis of a fracture as a simple “sprain”. This can often result in the injury being left untreated to the point where the situation is made worse, often meaning that extensive surgery or recovery is required when it should initially have been a simple fix.
If you think you have been affected by one of these situations then contact Accident Advice Helpline today to be matched with a personal injury lawyer in Blackheath and make a claim for compensation.
Can our personal injury lawyer in Blackheath help you?
To find out if our personal injury lawyer in Blackheath can help you make a claim you can take our 30-second test today. This will test your eligibility against set legal criteria, and can tell you immediately whether or not you are entitled to make a claim. We can also calculate how much your claim might actually be worth.
There is some important information you need to know before making a claim for compensation, regardless of the reasons for you needing to make a claim.
The first is that there are strict deadline and time limits imposed on how long you have to initiate a claim. This is usually three years after the date of injury, or when you first became aware that there was a problem. This is an important distinction. For example, you may have been diagnosed initially in 2010, but not aware until 2013 that the diagnosis was wrong. You would therefore have three years from 2013 to start your claim with a personal injury lawyer in Blackheath.
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