Patients trust medical professionals to make the right decisions when it comes to their health and wellbeing. When an individual visits a doctor, they expect that their diagnosis will be correct and timely. Unfortunately, medical misdiagnosis can occur, which result in serious and life-changing consequences for a person.
There are 2 main types of medical misdiagnosis. The first is where a condition is completely undiagnosed, for example a patient visiting their GP with health problems over a period of time and the GP fails to diagnose the illness. The second is where an incorrect diagnosis is made, for example a fracture being diagnosed as a sprain or a person being told they have cancer when in fact they don’t.
At Lavelle Solicitors the most common medical misdiagnosis claims we deal with involve:
- Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Other Types of Cancer Misdiagnosis
- Undiagnosed Fractures
- Delayed diagnosis of tendon injury
- Diabetes misdiagnosis
- Misdiagnosed fertility issues
If you’ve been affected by a medical error, it can be hard to know what to do. At this difficult time, our experienced solicitors will help you every step of the way with your misdiagnosis claim, explaining each stage in clear, jargon-free language.
Our medical negligence solicitors have the expertise to determine how the misdiagnosis was made and who was at fault. Our solicitors will demand answers and explanations from the relevant parties, not just compensation.
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