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Medical Misdiagnosis Compensation Claims

As patients, we rely on trained medical professionals to figure out what’s wrong with us and to provide the correct treatment. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and sometimes patients can suffer long term health consequences because of a medical misdiagnosis, or perhaps a delayed diagnosis.

What is a medical misdiagnosis?

A medical misdiagnosis is a mistake made by any medical professional – either employed through the NHS or privately – who is responsible for diagnosing a patient with a condition or ailment.

There are two types of misdiagnosis:

  • Late diagnosis: This occurs when a condition is identified too late, causing a delay in potentially life-saving treatments
  • Incorrect or missed diagnosis: This is when the patient is diagnosed with the incorrect condition, or no problem is diagnosed at all

Common types of misdiagnosis

  • Failing to interpret an x-ray or scan properly
  • Falling to conduct the right investigations
  • Failing to conduct a proper or thorough examination
  • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist in a timely manner
  • Failing to listen to details from a patient

What conditions are commonly misdiagnosed?

A medical misdiagnosis can occur in many different conditions, from mild to severe. However, some of the most common conditions that are missed include:

  • Meningitis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

Conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed are often those that have symptoms that can easily be mistaken for something else, or where symptoms are particularly difficult to detect.

Making a claim for medical misdiagnosis

As is the case with many claims for medical negligence, making a claim for misdiagnosis can be complicated due to the nature of the evidence required. In order to be successful, it needs to be demonstrated that medical negligence was the cause of your misdiagnosis, and that the result has been injury, pain and hardship on yourself. Evidence of medical records will need to be gathered by both sides, and independent experts may need to be consulted to provide an opinion on the case.

However this shouldn’t put you off making a medical misdiagnosis claim. If you feel that you have suffered at the hands of a medical professional and been a victim of misdiagnosis, then expert help from the solicitors at The Claims Partnership can help you find justice.

How can we help?

At The Claims Partnership, we are dedicated to working in your best interests and to providing a great value and high quality misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis claims service. We treat our clients with integrity and fight their corner. We feel confident enough in our skills and experience to say that if it is legally possible to win your claim – then we will win it for you.

Our Partnership Promise on Costs

At The Claims Partnership, we have three simple rules which apply to our Medical Negligence service:

  1. We never charge our client anything until the day they receive their compensation payment.
  2. We guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum percentage of the compensation they are awarded.
  3. We will agree that minimum percentage with our clients before we start work on their claim.

Please see our Medical Negligence costs page for more details or contact us on 01772 562084.

We can also help with any Rehabilitation needs you may have.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss your claim or how we can help you, please contact our medical misdiagnosis solicitors by phone on 01772 562084, by e mail at or by any of the Quick Contact Forms on this page. We don’t charge. We are never in a rush and we’re happy to help you as much as we can.

Case Study

A Hospital Porter suffers an injury to his Back and Neck after slipping on a Hospital corridor.

Lenny works at a hospital as a porter. He received a message to tell him to go to the main corridor to collect a wheelchair. The main corridor had a continuous line of glass windows along both sides. When he located the wheelchair, he manoeuvred it into position and used his right foot to unlock the brake. As he did so, he placed his weight on his left foot, which began to slip forcing his left foot under the wheels of the chair. He lost his balance and fell heavily on his lower back.
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