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    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.

    Late Diagnosis Claims Experts

    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.

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    • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
    • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
    • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
    • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
    Late Diagnosis insights
    • Clinical Negligence – You’re Never Too Old to Seek Justice

      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 »

    • Healys Recommended as Leading Firm in Legal 500

      23rd October 2020

      Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500.

      The Legal 500 directory provides comprehensive coverage on legal services providers in over 100 countries, with independent and unbiased commentary on the leading law firms.

      This year Healys has been ranked in 4 practice areas, with 8 lawyers individually recommended. Continue reading »

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    • Type 1 Diabetes Sufferer Wins Direct Disability Discrimination Claim

      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.

      For more legal advice regarding Employment Law and legal claims, please don’t hesitate to contact Healys LLP today.