When hospital doctors, or GPs, fail to diagnose a condition which later causes serious harm to a patient, there may be a negligence case to answer.
The clinical negligence solicitors at Healys can help you bring hospital or GP misdiagnosis claims for compensation if a failure to correctly diagnose has caused you further injury, illness or harm, and quantifiable loss.
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Misdiagnosis can include any one of the following:
Any hospital or GP misdiagnosis claim must be able to prove that a doctor acted incompetently or unreasonably when considering medical understanding at the time the incident occurred.
With help from your solicitors, you must be able to show that no other competent doctor would have considered it reasonable to treat you similarly, and he or she would have been able to make a correct diagnosis and give suitable treatment or referral from the symptoms presented.
Misdiagnosis claims can be brought for a number of different issues, but some of the most common cases handled by clinical negligence solicitors are:
If you feel you have grounds for commencing a hospital or GP misdiagnosis claim, please contact Healys today for an informal discussion of your situation.
The experienced clinical negligence team will be able to ascertain the merit of your case and the likelihood of success.
We will be able to explain the full procedure for making a clinical negligence claim against a GP or NHS trust and also explain funding options so that you can proceed with confidence.
15th January 2021
Elderly victims of clinical negligence who are approaching the end of their lives may feel there is little point seeking justice. However, they also have their loved ones to think about and a High Court case in which a woman in her 80s received six-figure damages showed how important it is to obtain legal advice. Continue reading »
14th December 2020
Everyone has a right to expect that public services will function efficiently and, if you have been let down and suffered injury as a result, you should see a solicitor without delay. In a case on point, a woman who was traumatised by the late arrival of an ambulance after she fell seriously ill at home was awarded substantial damages. Continue reading »
23rd October 2020
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500.
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This year Healys has been ranked in 4 practice areas, with 8 lawyers individually recommended. Continue reading »
Healys are pleased to note that 3 partners are to be ranked as leading individuals in the 2021 edition of leading legal directory Chambers & Partners. Continue reading »
8th April 2021
1st April 2021
Workplace whistleblowing is an act of good citizenship and the law frowns deeply on employers who fail to respond appropriately. An Employment Tribunal (ET) made that point in awarding substantial compensation to an NHS nurse who complained of racism and bullying on the ward where she worked. Continue reading »
30th March 2021
The advent of the internet means that spotless professional reputations, built up over decades, can be traduced at the click of a button. As one case showed, however, if you are on the receiving end of such treatment, you don’t have to take it lying down. Continue reading »
29th March 2021
Health and safety and licensing rules that apply to houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are strict and landlords who fail to abide by them can expect stiff financial penalties. However, in an important decision, the Upper Tribunal (UT) found that the landlords of three HMOs were effectively criminalised without a fair hearing. Continue reading »
22nd March 2021
There are very good reasons why you should instruct a solicitor both to draft your will whilst you are still hale and hearty and to regularly update it. A High Court ruling served as a sad example of what can happen otherwise. Continue reading »