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Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

What does the term ‘Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis’ refer to?

We appreciate that our Health services in general are operating under increased financial constraints and time pressures, however we must still be able to rely upon medical professionals to correctly diagnose illnesses and allow us to receive the necessary treatment and care to get better. 

Sadly, from time to time, mistakes are made and when illnesses are either missed or are misdiagnosed, the results for the patient involved can be life-changing. When medical staff have been negligent in their Duty of Care they must be held to account, and those who have suffered as a result of Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis are fully entitled to receive compensation.

At BRM Legal we can help you if you have suffered the consequences of this negligence, regardless of whether it occurred within the NHS or via a private consultant.

What could be considered as Late Diagnosis?

Late Diagnosis is when your condition does eventually get diagnosed correctly but, by then, there have been significant delays in your treatment, potentially affecting the outcome.

Examples of Misdiagnosis

When we speak of Misdiagnosis we are generally referring to the circumstances where a medical professional either diagnoses you with the wrong condition, or completely misses the problem altogether.

Often, Misdiagnosis occurs when your doctor or consultant fails to perform a thorough examination, refers you to the wrong specialist or perhaps even incorrectly interprets the results of tests. 

Whilst Misdiagnosis can be made for any number of illnesses and diseases, the most common (and arguably the most serious) tend to be Cancer, Diabetes and Meningitis.

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Making a Claim

How do I make a claim?

Simply by contacting us at the first opportunity. The earlier we speak, the easier it is to capture all the details of your case and start working towards receiving the compensation you deserve.

Our initial free consultation will provide you with all the information you need to pursue your claim and, in cases where the healthcare provider has admitted liability, will allow us to request interim payments to help with any immediate costs you are incurring (e.g. additional medical costs, extra childcare, rehabilitation, travel to appointments etc.).

As well as confirming whether you have a case for Misdiagnosis or Late Diagnosis, we can also give you an indication of the kind of compensation payment you may be likely to receive.

What will it cost to pursue my claim?

At BRM Legal we understand that you may already have been left out of pocket through having to pay various expenses. For this reason we are happy to take on your case on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you will incur no costs unless your claim is successful*.

Even when you win your case, the majority of your legal expenses will be paid by the other side and any other costs will simply be deducted from your total compensation amount.

*Please note: This is subject to a No Win No Fee agreement having been signed with us (in conjunction with our insurers) and the terms of that agreement having been met by both parties.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Not everyone is aware of the fact that they have suffered through Misdiagnosis or Late Diagnosis as the impact of not having received the correct treatment sooner may not be immediately obvious. 

The general rule is that a claim must be made within 3 years of becoming aware of the situation (in the case of a loved one who you believe has died as a result of Misdiagnosis, you must claim within 3 years of their passing). Children can have a claim made upon their behalf any time up until their 18th Birthday and after this date the usual 3 year rule applies

Can I get help to access additional treatment and rehabilitation?

This depends on the individual circumstances of the case in question and whether the healthcare authority have admitted liability. The severity of your injury and your on-going recovery and rehabilitation needs will also be a factor in the time taken to reach a settlement as we want to ensure that we include every aspect of your future needs in the final sum.

We will of course keep you updated throughout the process to tell you how your case is progressing and what the likely compensation figure might be.

How long will it take to receive compensation?

This depends on the individual circumstances of the case in question and whether the healthcare authority have admitted liability. The severity of your injury and your on-going recovery and rehabilitation needs will also be a factor in the time taken to reach a settlement as we want to ensure that we include every aspect of your future needs in the final sum.

We will of course keep you updated throughout the process to tell you how your case is progressing and what the likely compensation figure might be.

Why should I choose BRM Legal?

At BRM we understand the trauma and emotions which can surround any kind of negligence case. We don’t solely concentrate on the injury caused; we make sure that we consider everything you may be going through. Our compassionate team will offer you valuable, personalised support as well as fighting hard for the compensation you deserve.

Misdiagnosis and Delayed Diagnosis

Our team have a huge amount of experience in the field of Misdiagnosis and Late Diagnosis and – whilst no two situations are ever the same – we have most probably already been involved in a case similar to your own and certainly recognise when duty of care has been neglected.

We know that a negligence claim is not something which anyone enters into lightly and our professionalism ensures that we fight your case armed with knowledge and facts. We do not simply play on emotions; we are addressing genuine wrong-doing.

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What should I do now?

If you think that you have been failed by members of the medical profession and you or your child has suffered as a result, then contact us today. Our friendly, approachable team will listen to your story and will talk you through your options in an entirely free consultation.

You can then choose to proceed however you wish, there’s no cost to you and no pressure from us.

If you need our services or simply need help & advice, call us now on:
0845 838 7089

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