A late diagnosis of any kind of illness or health problem can have a serious impact on your life as a whole. Regardless of the specific condition, if you have been the victim of a late diagnosis, the effects can be wide ranging and serious. Being the subject of a late diagnosis can badly affect the prognosis of any health condition with which you are suffering. Things can be made a lot worse because of it, and therefore it is important to make sure that if you are entitled to make a claim, you do so, with the help of Healys.
A late diagnosis may have resulted in your health deteriorating, you missing essential treatment, or other health conditions developing as a result of the misdiagnosis. Healys has extensive experience of dealing with late diagnosis claims in a wide range of scenarios. With over 50 years’ collective experience of medical negligence law, Healys has the knowledge and expertise to help ensure that you can achieve the best results the law allows in respect of a late diagnosis claim.
Not only does Healys have vast experience of such cases, but we also have an excellent track record in terms of success. We pride ourselves on our legal expertise and our success rate.
Healys also focuses a great deal of time and attention on our first class customer care and attention. We believe that by properly getting to know our clients from the very beginning, we become better able to service their needs, and you are no exception to this. Unlike many larger firms, we take a personal interest in our clients and their affairs.
Being the victim of a late diagnosis can be an emotionally and physically traumatic experience. It can have implications for many areas of your life, including family, work and day to day activities. Healys understands this, and is committed to supporting you throughout your ordeal.
When you contact the medical negligence team here at Healys, we take extra time and effort to get to know as much about your case and your personal circumstances as possible.
Going through a late diagnosis claim can be a stressful and long process. It is always best therefore to have an experienced, professional and knowledgeable medical negligence solicitor by your side, which is where Healys comes in.
In many cases, it may be necessary to go to court in order to resolve the case, which is another reason that it is important to be well prepared from the very beginning.
In order to discuss the possibility of commencing a late diagnosis claim, please contact the medical negligence team at Healys today. We look forward to being of service to you.
4th December 2018
Jonathan Austen-Jones represented the Claimant (“ER”), a 53 years old man who was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital on 4 March 2017 after suffering with abdominal pain over the previous two days. Continue reading »
RH sought help and advice from Jonathan Austen-Jones to investigate a potential claim for clinical negligence against the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust following back surgery carried out by one of its orthopaedic and spinal specialists.
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29th November 2018
Gazebos are used by all kinds of organisations when attending events up and down the country. It may not seem that an employer’s duty to assess and minimise workplace risks would extend to tasks such as carrying and assembling gazebos, but a recent case shows that it does. Continue reading »
28th November 2018
In order to succeed in a ‘secondary victim’ claim as a result of clinical negligence it is necessary to establish that the claimant suffered psychiatric illness or injury – as opposed to grief, sorrow, deprivation or the need to provide care for the loved one who has suffered the injury – as a result of witnessing a sudden, shocking event. Given the number of hurdles a claimant has to clear to show that the many tests have been met, there have been very few successful claims to date. Continue reading »
26th November 2018
Two recent cases illustrate that employers need to be vigilant in assessing tripping and slipping hazards in areas where workers perform their tasks. If they fail in this duty, those who are injured as a result may be able to claim compensation. Continue reading »
23rd November 2018
A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »
24th July 2017
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced measures to tackle fraudulent sickness claims. Fraudulent claims of food poisoning by holidaymakers which are false or exaggerated claims, could result in British tourists paying higher package holiday prices. Continue reading »
27th February 2017
The last revision of the discount rate was undertaken on 25th June 2001, when it was set at 2.5%. From 20th March 2017, the rate drops from 2.5% to minus 0.75%. It is a change of 3.25 percentage points. Continue reading »
21st January 2016
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the applicant in this case who was the subject of sexual abuse at the hands of his step-father between the ages of about 5 and 7.
An initial application for compensation pursuant to the 1990 Scheme was made in 1992 and in June 1996 he was awarded £10,000.00 in respect of the abuse he had suffered. This award was clearly too low and it appears that no psychiatric evidence was before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Continue reading »
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the claimant in her claim for damages for clinical negligence. The claim arose from the tragic loss of her baby’s life as a consequence of the failure of the Defendant Trust, appreciating that baby B had a Group B streptococcus infection at his birth on the night of the 1st January 2009, resulting in baby B’s death at 00.55 hours on the 3rd January 2009. Continue reading »