Where a diagnosis or treatment is either incorrect or delayed, it can have serious and often devastating results for patients - fatal in some cases.
Unfortunately, incorrect diagnosis is not uncommon and many sources estimate that this form of medical negligence can happen in as many as 40% of cases when it comes to patients being admitted to accident and emergency wards.
The consequences of wrongly diagnosing a condition, or prescribing the wrong treatment, can be far reaching. It isn’t just the patient that will be affected, family members will also have to endure emotional suffering as a result of the negligence, particularly where it has fatal consequences.
Some of the conditions most commonly misdiagnosed or incorrectly treated include:
- Various forms of cancer
- Heart attacks
How we can help
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of an incorrect diagnosis or incorrect treatment, you are entitled to find out how and why it happened. You may also be able to recover compensation from those responsible.
Our expert team of medical negligence specialists are here to help you get the answers you need and will give you all the support necessary at this difficult time.
We may be able to handle your claim on a no win no fee basis – our team will be happy to discuss this with you.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim just want a confidential chat about your options, contact our friendly team today.