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.
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