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.
16th July 2021
Judges often express amazement at the devoted care lavished upon disabled people by their loved ones. However, as one case showed, one of the most important things they can do is to ask a solicitor to explore the possibility of compensation. Continue reading »
2nd June 2021
Changes have now been introduced to the amount of compensation you receive if you have been involved in a road traffic accident after 31 May 2021, and you have suffered a “whiplash” type injury. Continue reading »
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 »
18th October 2021
When employees disclose that they are suffering from a disability, it is an important moment that should always put employers on their mettle. The point was powerfully made by the case of a business development manager who was dismissed within days of his employer learning that he had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
After the man launched proceedings, an Employment Tribunal (ET) found that his dismissal was significantly influenced by the employer’s knowledge of his disability. He had been subjected to two acts of direct disability discrimination: his dismissal and the refusal of two of the employer’s founding directors to acknowledge his ill health. The employer’s contention that he had been dismissed solely for the non-discriminatory reason of poor performance was rejected.
The ET found that all three of the employer’s directors, who worked closely together, were aware of his condition prior to his dismissal. The employer had moved virtually directly from learning of his disability to terminating his employment. When he complained about his dismissal, two of the directors colluded in maintaining their assertions that they had no advance knowledge of his ill health.
The ET also found that, in seeking to embellish the employer’s dissatisfaction with the man’s performance and bolster its case, one of the directors had altered an email so as to give the impression that a client had specifically named him as the person responsible for a serious overcharging error.
Anyone aware of his diagnosis would have known that type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that, unless controlled by medication, can have a significant effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. The man testified that the condition caused tiredness and digestive complications that made it difficult for him to perform his extensive role in entertaining clients.
In dismissing the employer’s challenge to those findings, the Employment Appeal Tribunal noted that the ET had rejected several other complaints put forward by the man in what was a long and hard-fought case. It could find nothing perverse or unfair in the ET’s careful and balanced conclusions. If not agreed, the amount of the man’s compensation would be decided at a further hearing.
13th October 2021
Directors who are not lawyers or accountants can face a daunting task in defending themselves against accusations that they have breached their legal duties. In one case, however, the integrity of a prominent businesswoman on the receiving end of such allegations was vindicated on all fronts by the High Court. Continue reading »
1st October 2021
Healys has once again been recognised as a Leading Firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK. This year Healys has been ranked in 7 practice areas, with 13 individuals recognised as Recommended Lawyers in their specialist fields. Continue reading »
27th September 2021
Employment law has moved on in leaps and bounds since the bad old days of mass casual labour. However, as an Employment Tribunal (ET) decision showed, a large number of people still go to work every day without any clear idea of whether they are employed or self-employed, or any understanding of why that distinction matters (Hallsworth v NAM Global Ltd). Continue reading »