Misdiagnosis

 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN MISDIAGNOSED, THEN YOU ARE ENTITLED TO MAKE A CLAIM COMPENSATION.

When a doctor fails to identify the symptoms of a patient’s condition, it is called misdiagnosis. It might happen because of a simple error. However, it is still considered medical malpractice and the consequences might be quite serious.

Both an NHS or private clinic’s doctor can misdiagnosis which can have a long-lasting effect on a patient’s life.

 

There are different types of misdiagnosis:

Total misdiagnosis is a result of failure to identify symptoms that points to a patient’s health conditions. At best a patient might require a longer treatment. At worse it might affect on a patient’s life expectancy. Besides, it might have a negative impact on a patient’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Another type is NHS or private clinic’s medical negligence is late diagnosis. Failure to recognize an illness at the early stages can lead to late diagnosis. That means the patient will need longer time to recover. However, sometimes late diagnosis may reduce a patient’s life expectancy.

Incorrect diagnosis is even worse than the total misdiagnosis. As incorrect misdiagnosis may lead to a number of medical procedures and treatments. Those treatments might have negative consequences on a patient’s life.

 

The mental element of incorrect diagnosis is often forgotten. Living a life-threating illness can influence on a patient’s state of mind. Therefore, in misdiagnosis claims the psychological injury is also taken into account.

The consequences of any type of misdiagnosis can be life-changing and affect on a person’s quality of life. If you have ever suffered because of misdiagnosis, you can start a medical compensation claim.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A CLAIM?

  1. Did your accident happen in the last three years?
  2. Was the accident someone else’s fault?
  3. Where you injured as a result of the accident?

If you said YES to all three questions, call us now on 0208 635 5555 and we can start your claim straight away.

HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM?

Depending on the severity of consequences the pay-out might be different. To find out an approximate size of pay-out, you can use personal injury claim calculator.

WHAT WILL MY COMPENSATION COVER?

You will get compensation for:

  • Compensation for personal injury
  • Loss of earnings and financial losses
  • Medical expenses and prescription fees
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Private care costs

NO WIN - NO FEE

Our solicitors work on no win – no fee basis. Hence, there’s no financial risk to making a no win no fee claim.

For further information please refer to the Terms and Conditions of the solicitor’s contract.

I’M NOT SURE IF MY INJURY IS SERIOUS ENOUGH

Except in very minor injuries, it is very rare to not have some degree of incapacity after your accident.

Even a simple injury to your hand could make ordinary household chores and personal care, more difficult to do. A sprained ankle could mean that you are unable to get around as easily. In such circumstances, you will need assistance from your relatives and friends.

Good news is that any assistance that you receive will potentially be possible to recover from the Defendant as part of a claim for compensation.

WHEN TO START A CLAIM?

There are more chances for success, if you start your claim as soon medical negligence and its consequence becomes apparent.

However, you can also start your compensation claim within three years from the time the medical negligence happened.

Call LITKRAFT now on 0208 635 5555 to get FREE consultation.

WILL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER WILL BE PUNISHED?

Injury claim compensation isn’t about ‘punishing’ the medical practitioner involved. It is about acknowledging the pain and distress you’ve been through and making sure that you won’t suffer financially because of the medical negligence you’ve undergone.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ERROR?

Medical negligence can arise from errors made by any health care professional, whether they work within the National Health Service (NHS) or the private sector, including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Dentists

WHAT WILL LITKRAFT NEED FROM YOU?

To start your case, we will need to know the following:

  • the date of the accident, where and how it happened;
  • the contact details for any witnesses;
  • the details of your injuries, medical diagnosis, and treatment;
  • proof of your loss of earnings and other financial expenses which are the result of your injury;
  • any documents that can be used to support your claim.

Keep a full record of any expenses you incur as a result of your accident. This may include the cost of medical treatment, travel involved in obtaining medical treatment, and even costs incurred by your family traveling to visit you whilst you recover.

HOW TO CLAIM FOR MY INJURY?

Our personal injury lawyers are experts and will help you to understand the process of making a claim in simple terms.

1. ASSESSMENT

2. SIGNING AN AGREEMENT

3. PREPARE A LETTER OF CLAIM

4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION

5. NEGOTIATIONS – ADMIT OR DENY LIABILITY

 

You can find more information here.

WHAT WILL LITKRAFT NEED FROM YOU?

To start your case, we will need to know the following:

  • the date of the accident, where and how it happened;
  • the contact details for any witnesses;
  • the details of your injuries, medical diagnosis, and treatment;
  • proof of your loss of earnings and other financial expenses which are the result of your injury;
  • any documents that can be used to support your claim.

Keep a full record of any expenses you incur as a result of your accident. This may include the cost of medical treatment, travel involved in obtaining medical treatment, and even costs incurred by your family traveling to visit you whilst you recover.

IF YOU WERE REJECTED BY OTHER LAWYERS

Even if you were let down somewhere else, contact us and we will do our best to get what you deserve.

Call LITKRAFT now on 0208 635 5555 and start your accident claim. Our office is open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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