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Making a successful compensation claim for delayed diagnosis requires you to get expert legal advice from a specialist clinical negligence solicitor.
If you or a loved one have suffered a delayed diagnosis of an illness or injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you have been through as a result. Delayed diagnoses can result from a number of situations and there are a range of circumstances which can lead to you being able to make a delayed diagnosis claim. These include:
The above is a list of possible circumstances leading to a delayed diagnosis but this is not an exhaustive list. If the circumstances of your diagnosis does not fit any of the above situations, but you feel your diagnosis was unduly delayed, call Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors to find out if you may be entitled to delayed diagnosis compensation.
Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors acted for Mr L in a medical negligence claim in the High Court after he was misdiagnosed. The misdiagnosis meant he went on to suffer a serious stroke causing life-limiting disability.
Blackwater Law’s team of medical negligence solicitors act for clients across England and Wales, advising and representing them in making compensation claims relating to medical negligence. A significant number of the cases Blackwater Law are engaged with involve delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis as a factor contributing towards the negligence. The lawyers at Blackwater Law are therefore very experienced in this area.
The Legal 500 – a ranking for the UK’s best firms of solicitors – recognises the team at Blackwater Law as a ‘Leading firm’ for medical negligence claim advice.
You and your family can therefore approach Blackwater Law confident that you will receive some of the best legal advice available. If your case proceeds and Blackwater Law represent you in your claim for compensation, your medical negligence solicitor at Blackwater Law will work tirelessly to build you the strongest possible case and to secure you the maximum compensation possible.
Blackwater Law undertake all accepted cases of delayed diagnosis on a no win, no fee claim basis. You therefore need not be concerned about finances or paying legal fees. If you claim for compensation is not successful you will not owe Blackwater Law any money in legal fees or any other costs. Call us to find out more about our no win, no fee claim service and how this works.
In order for your case to be successful and for you to receive the maximum amount of compensation, Blackwater Law will establish a body of evidence in support of your claim. The exact nature of this evidence will depend on the particular circumstances of your case, but is likely to consist of medical reports which comment on your condition and how this could and should have been diagnosed; witness statements from medical professionals; care reports if your injuries mean professional care is required; and forensic accountant statements to determine loss of earnings and other losses if these exist in your case.
Any condition or ailment can receive a delayed diagnosis but this is more likely where the symptoms you are presenting to a doctor are common, or similar to symptoms associated with other conditions and illnesses. In these circumstances it can be more difficult to diagnose your condition correctly in in the first instance. This is not to say that it could or should not be diagnosed early.
Examples of conditions which Blackwater Law solicitors assist clients in claiming compensation in relation to include delayed diagnosis of heart attacks, diagnosis of stroke and delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of cancer, to name but a few. Injuries can also receive a delayed diagnosis, including leg injuries and fractures, spinal injury, head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, arm injuries and shoulder injuries.
Delayed diagnosis of any of the above mentioned conditions or injuries could have a significant impact on the effectiveness of any treatment eventually prescribed or recommended. It is also the case that for many serious health conditions, such as suffering from a stroke, if there is a delayed stroke diagnosis this can be fatal for the patient. Even where it is not fatal, the delay in providing effective treatment can lead to life-limiting illness or disability that may have been avoided if a timely diagnosis had been provided. Similarly, delayed diagnoses of most forms of cancer can be either fatal or significantly reduce a patient’s life expectancy.
Claiming delayed diagnosis compensation can provide financial security for you and your family when you need it most.
Blackwater Law clinical negligence solicitors provide free initial advice to anyone considering making a delayed diagnosis claim for compensation. You can speak directly to one of our specialist solicitors and ask them any questions you may have about claiming.
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