Medical misdiagnosis compensation claims

If you or a loved one has experienced a delayed or missed diagnosis then a  solicitor can help you to pursue answers and compensation.

We’re here to support families to make a claim when they have suffered in this way. Our mission at Enable Law is to help those have experienced the impact of a misdiagnosis and are seeking compensation for the resulting harm. Whether you’ve endured unnecessary treatments, prolonged suffering, or a decline in overall health due to a medical error, our team is here to guide you through the process of understanding your rights, evaluating your case, and pursuing the compensation you deserve.

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Understanding medical misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis occurs when healthcare professionals, through negligence or oversight, inaccurately identify a medical condition, or completely miss it.

Some examples of medical misdiagnosis include:

  • melanoma (skin cancer) being missed
  • lung cancer being missed on x-rays
  • mammograms or biopsies being misinterpreted leading to breast cancer being missed
  • further damage being done due to fractures being missed on x-rays
  • failures to act on brain scans that show bleeding, resulting in a stroke
  • wrong interpretation of cervical smears leading to cervical cancer
  • GPs failing to refer for specialist investigation.

To qualify for compensation, it is not enough to prove that misdiagnosis happened. It needs to be the case that a responsible professional, following correct procedures, should not have made the error. In addition, the misdiagnosis must have itself led to harm. That could be:

  • a delay in treatment that meant the condition got worse
  • delayed treatment that resulted in a fatality or reduced life expectancy
  • more intensive treatment being necessary
  • incorrect treatment being administered and causing harm
  • unnecessary surgery
  • psychological harm due to misdiagnosis, such as incorrectly being told you are terminally ill.
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Your rights and eligibility

Pursuing a compensation claim is sometimes a way to get answers to what went wrong and can help prevent the same mistakes from happening again.

If you have concerns about a delayed, missed or incorrect diagnosis you received, please contact us to discuss your case and we can talk through your options. If we find that the quality of your medical care did not meet acceptable standards and led to you experiencing harm in a way you would not have done otherwise, we can help you make a compensation claim.

How can compensation help?

Although compensation can’t reverse the harm caused, it can be a lifeline to support enhanced treatment, rehabilitation and offset the impact of the harm caused by a medical misdiagnosis

This could include:

  • carers
  • house adaptations
  • loss of earnings
  • specialist equipment.
Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a medical misdiagnosis lawyer

We have considerable experience in managing medical negligence claims for delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. As a result, we can offer you the best advice on whether or not you have a potential claim and then help you in investigating the extent of your injury.

Please call us for a friendly, free initial conversation – we’ve even managed to help people who have been told previously they haven’t had a case by other solicitors.

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