If you or a family member has suffered from an unreasonable and avoidable delayed diagnosis, seek legal advice from Linder Myers.
Patients are entitled to receive a standard level of medical care and obtain a correct diagnosis in an acceptable period of time. A late or delayed diagnosis can have severe consequences on your health and wellbeing, and also affect your recovery.
If you have suffered from such a preventable setback, this is classed as clinical, medical or GP negligence. Linder Myers solicitors can help you to pursue a claim for the delayed diagnosis, using our expertise to secure you compensation for the negligence and the impact it has had on your health and wellbeing.
What has caused your delay?
GPs and medical practitioners are trained to deal with the pressures of working in busy departments, so a delayed diagnosis is often inexcusable.
There are a number of reasons why they may have failed to correctly identify a symptom or ailment. At Linder Myers, we often handle delayed diagnosis claims caused by the following:
- Failure to retrieve the necessary patient details
- Failure to further investigate any symptoms of concern
- Not referring a patient to the relevant specialist
- Not carrying out further tests to investigate symptoms, or failure to follow up on test results
- Inaccurate reading and reporting of medical documents, including x-rays, scans and biopsies
Our solicitors find that delayed diagnoses take place in a number of areas, including orthopaedics, GP practices and A&E departments amongst others.
Pursuing a claim for delayed diagnosis
Our medical negligence department are highly experienced in handling complex claims, where detailed evidence is required to prove that the standard of care received was below par.
When handling your claim, our dedicated team will work to gain a full understanding of your personal circumstances. They will also research precedents and gather evidence in order to put together a delayed diagnosis case proving the liability of the other party as well as the link between the medical negligence and your suffering.
Your solicitor will then fight your corner during negotiations and any court proceedings, making sure that you can gain access to the compensation you both deserve and need.
Contact us for a consultation
If you have suffered from a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, contact us today on 0800 085 3295 to learn more about our legal services.
Alternatively, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number and details of the incident.
Our specialist legal team will be able to assess your case, advise on the best course of action and provide you with all the legal help and support you could possibly need at this difficult time.