Medical misdiagnosis forms the basis of the largest percentage of medical/clinical negligence compensation claims. It is a very broad, sweeping term that potentially covers every single medical interaction there can be.

Occasionally a doctor, a dentist, a surgeon, or any other practitioner or clinician will get it wrong and sometimes cause painful, lasting consequences for their patients.

A Medical misdiagnosis compensation claim can be made as a result of negligent medical advice and treatment.


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Medical misdiagnosis or undiagnosed illnesses fall into numerous different categories

As this is such a broad topic, here are just a few examples of what a doctor or clinician’s failure to determine what’s wrong with you could actually mean:

  • A serious illness is allowed to progress unchecked or without being correctly treated
  • You are prescribed incorrect medication due to the misdiagnosis of your condition. This could result in a worsening or prolonging of your ailment
  • You are given treatment for a wrong condition – being sent for an operation if you don’t really need one
  • Your treatment is delayed because of misdiagnosis so your condition gets worse – it could even become terminal
  • The wrong limb is amputated
  • Misdiagnosis in pregnancy related cases can result in damage to the mother and to the unborn baby
  • You are not sent for the tests you need to fully determine or cure your condition
  • You are not given the requisite follow-up to your results
  • Your test results are misread or not properly assessed

In addition to the above compensation claims can be made for:

  • An undiagnosed stroke
  • Incorrect medication prescribed
  • Undiagnosed meningitis
  • A late or misdiagnosis of any other condition
  • An undiagnosed stroke
  • Incorrect medication prescribed
  • Undiagnosed meningitis
  • A late or misdiagnosis of any other condition
  • Missed fractures or undiagnosed fractures
  • Undiagnosed appendicitis
  • Undiagnosed diabetes
  • Cancer misdiagnosis

Your medical misdiagnosis compensation claim will vary depending on certain factors

  • The circumstances surrounding the misdiagnosis
  • Overall severity of your misdiagnosis
  • Ongoing illness and or recovery time
  • Changes to life expectancy
  • Financial loss
  • Delay in rectification or acknowledgment
  • Liability acceptance
  • Care and support
  • Lifestyle changes

A medical misdiagnosis claim can be made for:

  • Pain, discomfort and disability caused
  • Medication and or equipment costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Reduction in life expectancy
  • Treatment costs including travel expenses

Whatever is needed for you and your case, we help to put it in place.

Edwards Duthie Shamash will help you with your Personal Injury claim efficiently and as quickly as possible

If you or someone you know is in this situation, we understand what you’re going through. Support for anyone adjusting to life after sustaining Medical Misdiagnosis is imperative and that’s why we’re here to help you. We specialise in high-level injury cases and are proud of our ongoing achievements allowing us to secure multi-million pound compensation awards for our clients providing life-long financial stability.

It doesn’t stop there, With Edwards Duthie Shamash we provide you with help and advice along the way. We can advise about care, rehabilitation and life skills; providing you with any essential custom aids and appliances. Whatever is needed for you and your case, we help to put it in place. We understand how difficult life is during what is often called the ‘hidden disability’, so we lift the burden from you, bringing you peace of mind and a secure future after Medical Misdiagnosis.

Call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak in confidence with one of our injury lawyers.

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