Have you been the victim of medical negligence? If you have been misdiagnosed or received a late diagnosis then you should be sure to come to us here at Express Solicitors, as we have an extensive range of the best medical negligence solicitors in the UK who can represent you on a no win no fee basis.
Types of conditions
Medical professionals such as surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives, dentists, psychologists and psychiatrists all have a duty of care to their patients to recognise the signs and symptoms of certain conditions.
These conditions include:
Despite improved diagnosis technology being made available over the past decade, misdiagnosis of appendicitis is still incredibly common. Taking out the appendix if there is only a small chance that the patient has appendicitis is still a widely taken course of action and can result in needless time spent out of work, which of course can lead to loss of income. Missing appendicitis can lead to incredible pain and illness in the form of rupture and Peritonitis.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
A relative large percentage of people over the age of 65 can develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with potentially half of these cases being misdiagnosed. X-Rays and dye injections can be methods used to obtain a correct diagnosis, though potentially expensive. A very serious condition, misdiagnosis can lead to severe illness or death.
Peritonitis usually occurs in late stage Appendicitis. Misdiagnosis is extremely serious as it can be the result of a rupture and can therefore lead to extreme consequences – even death. Peritonitis can be an unnecessary consequence of Appendicitis if this underlying cause has already been missed.
This is caused by bacteria in the blood and can be the result of anything from an unclean wound to dental work. Delay in diagnosis increases the mortality rate drastically to 40% chance of death, so misdiagnosis of the symptoms can be a matter of life or death.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the UK, so it is vital that a correct diagnosis is received in good time to fight this debilitating disease. There can be a tendency to misdiagnose some types of cancer in young people in particular.
Bacterial meningitis can be a life changing conditioned in not diagnosed, with brain injury and hearing damage potential side effects. Children tend to be at higher risk, leading to misdiagnosis in adults.
The list above is only a small selection of illnesses that are commonly diagnosed. Please contact us to get in touch to tell us about your unique experience.
How Much Can I Claim
The amount that you can claim varies according to the misdiagnosis and its consequences. Some cases lead to serious injuries, such as brain damage, which impacts a number of lives and can have devastating long term consequences. Therefore the amount compensation owed in these cases can rise significantly.
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