Misdiagnosis Claims

Have you been misdiagnosed with an illness? If you have been given the wrong diagnosis, or a doctor failed to spot a serious condition, you could have a medical negligence compensation claim.

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What is misdiagnosis?

Misdiagnosis is where someone is incorrectly told that they have, or do not have, a specific illness or injury. Any form of medical negligence could have a devastating impact on your future quality of life, but when a doctor or a medical expert gives an incorrect diagnosis, or doesn’t spot a serious condition, the consequences could even be fatal. If you have suffered as a result of misdiagnosis, compensation will not only help to rebuild your life, it will also provide you with the support to overcome your suffering.

  • Cancer misdiagnosis 
    When fighting cancer, every moment is precious, so you shouldn’t have to spend any undergoing the wrong course of treatment.
  • Pharmacy errors
    Being given either the wrong dosage or medication could cause serious side effects, resulting in further illness.
  • Delayed diagnosis
    Diagnosing a disease like cancer later than expected could not only be distressing, it could potentially increase both the severity of the disease and the recovery time.
  • Unnecessary treatment
    Operations such as mastectomies could be carried out following a false diagnosis, devastating someone’s life.

Who could be at fault?

Most likely either the doctor who gave you the initial diagnosis or the hospital, surgery or health centre where the diagnosis was given. In most cases, the hospital will be at fault as they have a duty to ensure that misdiagnosis and some of the resulting surgery never happens.

How much could I be awarded for a medical claim?

The amount varies depending on the impact of misdiagnosis. For example, more money is likely to be awarded if misdiagnosis leads to unnecessary surgery or medication. If you've suffered as a result of misdiagnosis, we at First4Lawyers are here to help. Just get in touch for a free, no-obligation chat and one of our expert advisors will assess your claim and tell you whether you are eligible for our No Win No Fee service.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How long do I have to make a misdiagnosis claim?

In all cases, you can file a claim within three years of receiving any kind of misdiagnosis. This window of time allows you room to cope with your illness while trying to piece together everything relevant to your claim. You should contact us to make a claim as soon as you feel comfortable to do so. If you are unsure as to when the misdiagnosis occurred, then please feel free to contact us and our expert solicitors will discuss it with you.

I’ve been a victim of misdiagnosis, what should I do?

If you have suffered due to misdiagnosis, then you should contact us to make a claim as soon as possible. We'll take the stress out of making a claim, ensuring that you can achieve peace of mind during this difficult time. 

Contact us through our online claim form, or by phone. Our number is at the top of the screen - just tap to call.

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