Claims for misdiagnosis results casing unnecessary distress or injury for you?
It is natural for you to trust that your GP will make an accurate diagnosis. Usually they are the initial port of call for anyone who is not feeling well.
Unfortunately doctors diagnose a condition improperly sometimes, which can lead to psychological distress, further injuries or both.
If you have suffered as the result of a misdiagnosis, whether it was from a private doctor or GP, a physiotherapist, NHS doctor, or any other type of healthcare professional, you may be eligible to seek compensation through filing a misdiagnosis compensation claim. Give us a call now on 0808 164 9153 for free, to discuss your claim with us.
What is considered to be a ‘misdiagnosis?’
You may not be sure whether or not your experience will be considered as a ‘misdiagnosis.’ If you have experienced any of the following, then it is likely you have suffered due to a misdiagnosis:
Your doctor provided you with an unsuitable or incorrect treatment or medication based on their inaccurate diagnosis, and as a result your health was negatively affected.
Your doctor completely failed to diagnose your condition, which led to your mental well-being or health deteriorating.
Delayed Diagnosis Examples
When an illness or injury is not diagnosed at the earliest opportunity it can result in further complications. The following are some of the conditions that can result in serious complications when they not diagnosed properly right away.
Cauda Equina syndrome
Urgent medical attention is required by this condition in order to prevent a slipped disc from pressing down on the nerves. Some of the common signs of the onset of cauda equina syndrome include urinary retention, incontinence, and losing sensation in your genital area. If you reported these kinds of symptoms to your medical professional and he or she failed to act you may be eligible for making a misdiagnosis claim for your condition.
A life-threatening condition, bacterial meningitis must be treated right away as a medical emergency. Some of the most common known symptoms include convulsions, drowsiness, neck pain, vomiting, a non-blanching rash, and fever. If you or your child’s meningitis symptoms were missed by a medical professional, you should contact us to see whether or not you are eligible for making a misdiagnosis claim.
Surgery needs to be performed to remove the appendix to urgently treat appendicitis. If your appendix ruptures, it could result in blood poisoning, development of abscesses or infection. Any of those could be life-threatening. If you told your A&E or GP that you were suffering from pain in the area of your lower right abdomen, as well as other symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, and a high temperature, but they failed to respond quickly, then you might be eligible to file a misdiagnosis claim for your condition.
This refers to bleeding on the brain. Some of the most common symptoms include vision problems, photophobia (sensitivity to light), vomiting, and a stiff neck. A patient’s symptoms will often be mistakenly attributed ti either a headache or a migraine, but the combination of this symptoms is what should alert a health care professional to the fact that either a subarachnoid haemorrhage must be excluded or diagnosed.
This condition occurs whenever a fertilised egg becomes implanted on the outer part of the womb inside of one of your fallopian tubes. When the embryo starts growing, the tube begins to stretch. The tube may rupture as the pregnancy continues. It causes bleed and pain that requires medical attention. Numerous claims for a delayed ectopic pregnancy diagnosis are made due to the suffering and pain that is caused by a delayed diagnosis, and not damage to the actual fallopian tube. If you have suffered to a delayed ecotopic pregnancy diagnosis, you may be eligible to make a misdiagnosis claim.