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Misdiagnosis Claims

You can make a medical negligence claim if misdiagnosis leads to unnecessary injury or distress

It’s natural that you trust your general practitioner (GP), hospital doctor or physiotherapist to make a sound diagnosis when you visit them with an illness or injury; they’re generally your first port of call when you or a loved one are feeling unwell.

However, occasionally medical professionals may incorrectly diagnose your condition, leading to further injury, psychological distress, or both. On those rare occasions, whether you’re seeing a private or NHS doctor, you might be entitled to seek compensation by making a medical negligence claim.

What counts as misdiagnosis?

Misdiagnosis can take a few different forms, including:

•    When a doctor fails to diagnose your condition at all, leading to a deterioration in your health or mental wellbeing.

•    Your doctor delays correctly diagnosing your condition and your condition becomes worse as a result of the delay.

•    Your doctor gives you incorrect or unsuitable medication or treatment based on their incorrect diagnosis and your health is negatively affected.

Not sure if you have a claim?

If you’re not sure whether or not you may have a medical negligence claim, contact us free of charge by calling  0800 376 01500800 376 0150  or fill in an online claim form in just two minutes.

For over 20 years, we’ve helped victims of medical negligence claim compensation after they’ve suffered injuries that could have been avoided with a correct diagnosis. Our friendly advisors are waiting for your call, which we’ll handle with care and consideration while maintaining your confidentiality