Our specialist solicitors see clients who have suffered negligent medical treatment because of a delay in diagnosis or mis-diagnosis. The effects of a medical misdiagnosis can be catastrophic and life threatening.
We act on behalf of clients who have had to undergo amputation of limbs as a result of a delay in diagnosis. In more severe cases of mis-diagnosis or late diagnosis the delay has resulted in the death of a loved one.
Clients who have suffered symptoms for a long period of time often approach us for advice on medical malpractice or misdiagnosis. Our solicitors often hear that these people asked for advice from their GP and/or Consultant but there was a delay in making a diagnosis. These delays are often in relation to cancer and in many sad cases treatment is too late.
Other clients come to us following diagnosis of a spinal injury. These injuries are often in relation to a spinal abscess or Cauda Equina syndrome. These conditions require urgent treatment after symptoms start but sometimes this does not happen. If someone suffers from a spinal condition and there is a delay in making a diagnosis, that person can be left paralysed or severely restricted in their mobility.
At the point when many of our clients contact us, they feel let down by the medical profession. In some cases they are extremely angry. If you are in this situation, we understand how important it is to provide you with the appropriate advice in all the circumstances. We also understand that you need to be able to trust us.
We usually advise clients to begin by following the appropriate complaints procedure. However, some clients have already tried this before they approach us. Unfortunately they have not received an answer to their complaint or they are not satisfied with the answer. We appreciate how frustrating and upsetting this is.
If you are involved in a case of mis-diagnosis or late diagnosis, ask one of our experienced solicitors for advice. Your claim will depend on the facts of the case and we will give you honest advice on this. The exact nature of the help and advice we can offer will depend on your injury. We will do our best to give you full advice and a timetable to help you understand the process so that you know what to expect.