How much is my misdiagnosis claim worth?
When a misdiagnosis causes you harm, depending on how serious you have been affected, compensation payments can be in the thousands. Find out how much your claim could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to make a misdiagnosis claim?
We firmly believe in making No Win No Fee claims available to everyone with a genuine claim. That means we won't ever ask you to pay money out of your own pocket, and we will only get paid a fee if we win the compensation you need and deserve. In fact, we handle around 98% of our cases as No Win No Fee claims, including those where a misdiagnosis has been made.
Will I have to have a medical for my misdiagnosis claim?
In many cases, a misdiagnosis can have very serious effects. It might mean that you did not get the treatment you urgently needed, or that you have been given the wrong treatment or medication. In either case, we need a medical expert to examine you and to look at all of the facts, so they can tell us how much of an impact the misdiagnosis has had upon your health, and the chances of you making a full recovery.
Will I have to go to court for a misdiagnosis claim?
In the most serious cases, it is possible for claims to go to court. Even so, most misdiagnosis claims are backed up by a lot of medical evidence: from the initial notes taken by the doctor who failed to recognise your symptoms, to the notes made when you were eventually diagnosed correctly. With all this in mind, it is usually clear who is at fault for a misdiagnosis, enabling us to settle most claims directly with the NHS.
What can I claim for?
If you have been harmed due to a misdiagnosis, your claim could include money to cover all of these things:
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological trauma
- Further medical treatment
- Loss of earnings
- Future Loss of earnings
A medical misdiagnosis can have very serious consequences. So if your condition has been made worse by a misdiagnosis, we may be able to claim compensation on your behalf.
What sort of misdiagnosis can I claim for?
Doctors are incredibly well trained in the UK, and a serious misdiagnosis happens very rarely. Having said that, doctors can and do miss symptoms for serious illnesses, which can have serious consequences if you are sent home without being properly treated. These include, but aren't limited to:
- Heart conditions
As well as missing the symptoms of a serious illness, it is always possible that doctors simply get it wrong, and diagnose the wrong condition, leading to your condition becoming worse.
Obviously, in cases where treatment for something as serious as cancer or meningitis is delayed, the outcome for any patient can be made worse. So if you have been harmed in any way by a delayed or incorrect medical diagnosis, you may be entitled to make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.